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Metzlers Z6's Toast with No Warning

I know my eyes are getting bad, but, the rear Z6 on the GT is toast after an even 6K miles. One minute it seems like its was good, the next, the cord is showing in the middle. Talk about an insecure feeling. Anyone else had this unpleasant surprise?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 2:21 pm
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll have about 5000 miles on mine by the end of November so I'll keep an eye on them. If there isn't any BMW issues with my replacement choice, I'm planning on going with the Michelin Pilot Sport tires next. I'll keep a log on how tires perform and may be we can share the results.

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BeemerDude, you must be leaving black streaks where ever you go! I've close to 7k miles on mine (11k km) and they look good for maybe another 2-3k miles.

But, based on your experience, I'll keep a very close eye on things. Thanks for the heads up.

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BeemerDude, you must be leaving black streaks where ever you go! I've close to 7k miles on mine (11k km) and they look good for maybe another 2-3k miles.

But, based on your experience, I'll keep a very close eye on things. Thanks for the heads up.
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That's very common with the Z6's. With no grooves in the center, you have to look closely at the groove closest to the center of the tire. Not positive but there may even be a wear bar there.
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One minute it seems like its was good, the next, the cord is showing in the middle.
BTDT on my RT. The Z6 has wear bars that are hard to read and those cords will show up with what appears to be a lot of tread left. However, having said that, on my GT they seem to be doing fine. What pressure were you running? The Z6s seem to be more sensitive to overpressure than other tires.

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BTDT on my RT. The Z6 has wear bars that are hard to read and those cords will show up with what appears to be a lot of tread left. However, having said that, on my GT they seem to be doing fine. What pressure were you running? The Z6s seem to be more sensitive to overpressure than other tires.

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36/42 by the book! The front will take another 2-3K...The rears gone...
See . . .

It's the DBM factor. Hot off the line, but unable to sustain.

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i have 7000 miles on mine

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See . . .

It's the DBM factor. Hot off the line, but unable to sustain.

No, no, you have it all wrong. It's all those perfect landings on the rear mains and then the noise gear to follow that's doing it. Oops! Wrong aircraft... No, I had it right the first time. This baby flys...

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