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OEM Tires Worn Out After Only 12K Miles!

Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:17 pm

Two of the OEM tires on my 2017 FFE are already worn out after only 12K miles. The other two have 4-5/32 left. I did tire rotation twice.

Any tire recommendations? My lease will be up next July, so I only want to replace two tires. Can I mix LRR tires with non-LRR tires?

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Re: OEM Tires Worn Out After Only 12K Miles!

Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:22 pm

That's rough,
My 2018 at 18 months of driving and 28k miles need tires. 3 rotations on my car.

Micheline warranted them and paid 50% of the new set of tires since the OEM on the 2018 models were 55k tires.

Hope this helps.

FYI did not go with the energy saver this time to help with the slip braking I have had since new from time to time. as of now 2500 miles on new tires no reduction in miles per charge I get.

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Re: OEM Tires Worn Out After Only 12K Miles!

Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:51 am

Which model of tires did you get?
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

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Re: OEM Tires Worn Out After Only 12K Miles!

Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:13 pm

When I sold my car with 38,500 miles on it last November, the tires still had about 1/3 tread remaining. You must be really hard on tires!!!
GONE - 2015 FFE, Magnetic with leather interior, debadged & tinted
38,500 miles (since May 2015), average 246 Wh/mile

REPLACED WITH - 2018 Tesla Model3, LR RWD, Obsidian Black
20,000 miles (since Nov 2018), average 235 Wh/mile

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Re: OEM Tires Worn Out After Only 12K Miles!

Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:53 pm

I have 60+K miles on my focus. I'm on the 3rd set of tires and they just about need replacing. I'm getting about 21K per set. I'm generally pretty hard on the acceleration but rather mild on the braking as I usually get scores in the high 90's per the brake coach.

The first set of tires were Low Rolling Resistance LRR, but the last set was just standard Michelin tires. No difference in longevity, but they are less squeaky. I didn't really notice a change in miles per charge, but I'm sure I took a little bit of a hit there.

On the set of tires before my current set, I did get a refund because they didn't last as long as advertised. I did rotate regularly with that set at Costco and there was no hassle getting the refund. On this set, I just rotated myself. They are wearing nice and evenly and flat. I'll see about getting a refund again with Costco when the time comes.

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