Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MARCO ISLAND, FL, W. NC USA
Re: Difference in Brazilian vs. German rear ME 880?
Ari, your post is timely as we just returned from a cross country trip from s fl to CA up the PCH (US-1) back to Western NC mountains and back to S Fl.
I installed the new F & R German made Metz tires just before we left. The front is like new, at least 8,000 miles left.
The rear is now completely worn in the center with a small 2"x 1/4" rough odd strip showing in center and has round bumps or bubbles near the outside edges. Total miles on the tire is 8,300.
The previous tire was made in Brazil and got 13,000 miles.
Now this may not be a fair comparison because I hauled a trailer and my wife during all of these miles at 75-95 mph average and the roads out west were very HOT, 100 degrees plus. I was running 50 psi rear, 42 psi front. Perhaps the rear air was too high for the heat, speed, & load?
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