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    I have an worn set of Yokohama a13c's and I was hoping to get one more track day out of them. Tread depth is around 4 to 3/32". However I noticed that one of my tires has accelerated wear on the inner shoulder (bald). Should I just go ahead and replace them before my next event? I don't want it wear down to the cords in middle of a session. The tires have about 16k miles on them with 3 track days.




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    On the inside? Go to the tire shop and have them remount the tire the other way.

    (note depending on which org you run with, this may not technically pass tech)

    Also you may want to check the toe, you may have too much toe out.

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    I would replace them instead of paying money to swap them now, and having to do it again soon anyway. If you can't pass tech, you're going to have a bad time. If they cord in the middle of the day, you're going to have a bad time. If you can't drive home, you're going to have a bad time.

    Check your alignment too, like Rob said. Maybe something got bumped loose.

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    Cars will drive remarkably well on cord. However, if you start seeing metal, you've used up your bonus round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Cars will drive remarkably well on cord. . .
    Or not . . .

    th.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    Or not . . .

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    It's a true statement. I don't make any claims about how SMART it is, haha!

    Once you've driven in an enduro and watched sparks coming from the front of a saturn in every braking zone for an hour, the ideas on what a tire is capable of expands somewhat.

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    are all 4 like that? if not just switching the fronts with the rears wouldn't be a bad idea

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