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I was planning to replace the stock Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires with some UHP All Season tires but was forced to! I was driving on the highway when the TPMS warning came on showing right front tire at 21psi. Was still driving normal so I just monitored for a bit and then watched it drop every couple minutes or so and I thought maybe i picked up a nail. I knew I was just a few exits from a Discount Tire so I pressed on and watched it drop to 7psi at the exit I needed.

Pulled into Discount Tire and they measured the tread and found the inner fronts were worn down to the belts!

As you are aware, we don't have a spare so I had to put a replacement on and couldn't really shop for a specific tire. They only had one set in my size which was Continental ControlContact Sport SRS. I hadn't even heard of these before and apparently they are made specifically for Discount Tire.

So far I like them, ride is good and quiet. I haven't really pushed them in corners yet but the store manager told me his son has them on his Subaru WRX and really likes them so we'll see.

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I'm curious about that too, I will have the dealer check when I get my next oil change which is soon. I have not changed the camber and it doesn't appear visually to have any negative camber so idk. This is my first vehicle with a staggered setup so maybe this is just normal and I didn't notice soon enough.
 

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Almost looks like a rub? But, I'd get the alignment checked as well.
 

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Toe-out will cause that kind of wear, too, probably faster than camber will. Bent tie rod?

Definitely check alignment.
 

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Wow, that is incredible harsh inner tire wear for the mileage, and the outer and middle tread looks great for the mileage. You indicated that both fronts were worn to the inner belts. You were driving on the front inner edges, not getting anywhere near proper full footprint. There is a bad issue with the alignment.
My 08 has 1.5 degrees of negative camber ( oem spec .07 degree) driven on roadtrips around America and to tracks, and gets decent tread flat wear.
Hope you kept the used front tires, should bring them to the Ford dealer for a warranty claim. Unless there is visible damage to the front alignment, it is factory screw up.
It sucks that you had to make a forced choice. Hope the Conti's work.
That is why I got a aftermarket spare for the 19 and cans of Slime. Get me home.
 

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Bought my 2008 Bullitt in 2013 and put four Continental tires on it. Don’t know their official name, but they are the cruising tires and I really like them. They have held up well.
 

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Quick update, drove in the rain the other day and I am VERY impressed with the WET traction! I really got on it a couple times specifically to see if they'd break loose and they did NOT, they just really gripped well!

I still had 3/32 tread in the rears but I knew I was close because the last couple thousand miles the rears felt "greasy" and broke loose a little too easily. Having said that, the first 25K miles those Michelins were the BEST street tires I've ever driven.

Getting the oil changed later this week and I'll post results of alignment check.
 

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I'm amazed you got that many miles out of those tires considering how soft/sticky they are. Is everyone else seeing about the same mileage?
 

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I'm amazed you got that many miles out of those tires considering how soft/sticky they are. Is everyone else seeing about the same mileage?
I don't think I've gotten that many miles on mine, but I may have scrubbed some miles off them at the track a few times. They're a great all around tire in my opinion. Mine need to be replaced now and I'll likely go with them again.
 

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I had my oil changed at the dealer last week and asked them to check the alignment as planned due to the extreme inner tire wear. They said the right front was at -2.8 degrees of camber and the left front was +0.03 degrees. Then they said were unable to get it within spec, they could only get the right front to -1.7 degrees and -1.5 is within the spec range. If they could have matched the left from to close I would 've been oaky with it but there actually is no camber adjustment on the front so they were adjusting toe to affect camber and were struggling. We ended up with LF= -0.07 and RF = -1.7

They asked me to come back so they could have their "mustang specialist" tech take a look at it. He couldn't find anything wrong, didn't see anything visually bent, etc. but noted he sees a a small bend in the RF wheel. He also said he thought the initial reading of -2.80 degrees was likely in error because he doesn't know how they could have made the 1.1 degree change from -2.8 to -1.7

The dealer made two recommendations:
1) Install Ford Performance camber plates $1K installed (CRAZY!) OR
2) Install camber bolts, I cant recall the exact quote for this because I wasn't interested in this option but I seem to recall that was $500-600

My concern was this could have been an issue from new and in the 5 dealer services in 27 months, the alignment was never checked. Apparently they only check alignment at customer request and alignment issues are only covered by Ford for 12 months/12K miles. Lesson learned, have the alignment checked immediately next purchase.

I spoke with the Service Director who is giving me a discount on the install labor and I am purchasing the camber plates from Steeda instead of Ford. I've used the Steeda plates on my '06 GT before and I was very pleased with them. The Steeda plates are nickel plated too and look better than the Ford part. Now I am just waiting for the Steeda plates to ship, they are waiting from them to come back from plating.

I think I will request an even -1.0 degree camber so there's some negative camber but nothing too aggressive. Any suggestions?

Here's the Before an After so far...
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I was planning to replace the stock Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires with some UHP All Season tires but was forced to! I was driving on the highway when the TPMS warning came on showing right front tire at 21psi. Was still driving normal so I just monitored for a bit and then watched it drop every couple minutes or so and I thought maybe i picked up a nail. I knew I was just a few exits from a Discount Tire so I pressed on and watched it drop to 7psi at the exit I needed.

Pulled into Discount Tire and they measured the tread and found the inner fronts were worn down to the belts!

As you are aware, we don't have a spare so I had to put a replacement on and couldn't really shop for a specific tire. They only had one set in my size which was Continental ControlContact Sport SRS. I hadn't even heard of these before and apparently they are made specifically for Discount Tire.

So far I like them, ride is good and quiet. I haven't really pushed them in corners yet but the store manager told me his son has them on his Subaru WRX and really likes them so we'll see.

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That’s incredible mileage on the p4s! I have about 10k on mine and can feel it pushing in corners so I’ll change them soon. The Continentals are great all seasons but I will go with Michelins again for the summer and continue running Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires when its consistently colder than 45 degrees.
 
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