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Old 05-05-2013, 09:54 PM
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Have about 27k miles on the stock Goodyears on my 2011 Sport. They are worn to about 6/32". Being an open diff, wonder if the right rear wears faster? It is down to about 4/32. Just had them rotated.
Not to mention the Mechanic at he dealer didn't rotate the Left hand side tires only the right? Think this is just an oversight or am I just getting the shaft? Going to call them this week. I marked the tires before I brought it in and sure enough they didn't rotate the left hand side? Also paid extra for full synthetic Oil, wonder if they really used it? Wish there was a quick test of some sort to see if they are really using synthetic.
This sounds like a lot of wear for only 27k miles.
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I would start with getting your alignment checked just in case it is out of wack and causing pre-mature tire wear. As for rotating the tires...some people are hardcore "only rotate front to back, never side to side" because reversing the direction of the tires can be bad for them. But some people get them rotated 4 ways as opposed to 2. if that makes sense.

If you are in doubt about any of it, definitely contact them and bring up your concern. best of luck!

Any maybe someone can chime in about a way to "test" the oil to see if it's synthetic or not. Or try a quick google search
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I got less than 30k out of my factory tires and they wore faster on the right side. When they got to a certain point I said screw it and threw on some MIchellin LTX M/S2s and have been thrilled with them. After 10k miles they are still like new.
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Thanks for the responses.
Spoke with the Service Writer today, Manager was out sick.
He told me that the mechanic wrote a note on the paperwork that he did not rotate the left side because the tread on the left rear had some feathering and if he put it on the front, "you may get some vibration". I thought that was the whole reason for rotating the tires! I'm going to speak with the service manager this week.
Ever since the truck was new the tires that came off the front would be a little feathered, they told me it was normal. I know better now!!
Now there trying to sell me new tires!!
Anyone know if there is a way to tell if I'm getting Full Synthetic Oil, which I request?
Think I'm going to start doing my own tire rotations and Oil Changes.
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I have 36k on my factory tires, and I just cant get them to wear out fast enough. I HATE these tires.
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Think I'm going to start doing my own tire rotations and Oil Changes.
Thanks All!
That's how I know for sure my tires are rotated and I have full synth oil!
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op, hopefully someone who knows more than i will chime in, but shouldn't an oil analysis show if the oil is dino or synthetic ?
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