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Old 31-03-2010   #31
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Re: Doblo Tyre Wear

I have had 4 sets of tyes in 12 months !! not cheap ones, always mid range or the most expensive.
Im so fed up with changing my tyres because the inside edge has worn to the limit while the rest of the tire is untouched.
In desperation and at kwik fits recommendation i had van tyres put on mid january. Guess what - they are now illegal.

I do 250 miles a week commuting to work. I'm a woman and drive like a granny.

I have seen on this thread that some of you recommend higher tyre pressures, i think we have ours at 30psi? is it really ok/safe to run the car with higher pressures at the front and will that increase the tyre life?

I have the tracking checked every time i have the tyres changed, its always pefect

your advise will be appreciated
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Old 31-03-2010   #32
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Re: Doblo Tyre Wear

Are you sure the tracking etc. is correct?
I do the same mileage and need a pair of new tyres (cheap) about every twelve - fourteen months. I always do the tracking/balance etc. as well, and I drive decently fast too.
But: I go really slowly over speed bumps, and avoid them wherever possible.
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Re: Doblo Tyre Wear

I think they are a bit heavy on front tyres,i checked mine at the weekend and ive done 11k since i brought it last july,and theyre not far off being in the bin,inside or any edge wearing does normaly mean tracking but from owning an alfa 156 and having the tracking set proppa they still wear on the inside so maybee the Dobbies are the same,carnt fault the handling for a van though.

id just try and get the tracking checked at another tyre place just to be sure,some places do it for free if it doesnt need adjusting.

hope this helps

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I bought my Doblo 1.9jdt with 8k+ miles on the clock and had to replace the fronts at just under 20k due to severe wear to inside edge. Thinking this prob was down to tracking I asked the fitter to re-track all wheels on electronic tracking system. After 5mins or so he said he was unable to correct the tracking and told me to return the car to the Fiat dealer. Almost without hesitation they replaced both front springs and after a bit of row Fiat gave me coupons to the value of 100.

The car has now done 160K with the last set of fronts lasting about 5k due to excessive wear to the inside edge. I've swapped backs to fronts but, do I buy another pair of new springs/get retracked before these get scrubbed out.
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Re: Doblo Tyre Wear

Firstly; Don't fit a tyre with a load rating of less than 88 to a Doblo. This is the Fiat (minimum) specification, so anything less WILL invalidate your insurance, in the same way that using a speed rating lower than T would.

Secondly; Manufacturers RECOMMENDED pressures are exactly that. I wouldn't suggest using lower pressures (other than in extreme conditions) and you should certainly never exceed the maximum inflation pressure stated on the sidewall of the tyre.

We run 40psi front and 44psi rear on our Dobby, (a 2002, 1.9jtd elx) and this has proved to give reasonable tyre wear, plus better MPG. The tyres do still tend to wear slightly more toward the inner edges, but it is not bad and I compensate for this by turning them on the rims, if required, before they are half worn. (I do my own fitting, so there is no additional expense.)

I have tried various brands, depending on what was on offer and Pirelli "L6" has been notably good most of the year, with Marangoni "Winter4" doing a grand job in the colder months. Next spring some Avon "ZT5"s will be going on, as they are quite well discounted at the mo.

Sorry for the ramble. Hope you find the above helpful.
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Welcome to Doblo land, standard problem
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Tyres should easily last 15,000 miles, it might be worth seeking out a specialist to laser track the car.
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Like a man with a sense of humor.
All ways have track done with 4 wheel alignment the things are hard on tires you either live with it or find another vehicle, shame it is so good in some ways.
I could get higher miles in the old Mini pick up with over 100 HP on tap & being 40 years younger
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Re: Doblo Tyre Wear

Seems we has us-selves a problems folks

I had a 2002 Renault Laguna with a similar problem, albeit in the rear section!

I ended up undoing the rear lower hub bolts, slackening the top ones and fitting washers into the lower bolts.

The effect was to adjust the camber of the rear suspension.

Formerly I managed around 5 to 8k on rear tyres, after adjustment, I got 15,000.

No more inner wear.

I will look into the problem with the front wheels, but I imagine it is a caster problem which is more complicated.....
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The problem could be Castor but much more likely to be Camber, my feeling is to much compliance in rubber bushes, would try polly bushes if I was going to keep the thing, on ours camber on alignment is Just within tolerance but not good, castor same, playing with toe in\out helps but not a cure.
This appear to be a problem with a lot of newer vehicles, talking to a Peugeot tech who said some models are real bad.
4 wheel alignment will give definitive result regarding measurements if the operator is up to speed & equipment in calibration.
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if the operator is up to speed & equipment in calibration.
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Re: Doblo Tyre Wear

hi im new to this site i hav the same problem as u tyres dont last iv got tracking done and it the same tyres are wearing on in side and costing a fortune i was paying 70 euro a tyre now i get seconds for round a 10 euro each and they last just as long as new ones so whats causeing the wearing please
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