Hello I'm new here and I have a question.
I recently bought new Falken tires and had them installed on my 2008 Hyundai Sonata...they replaced a set of Cooper CS5s (V rated) with 30,000 miles on them. Prior to the CS5s I had the CS4s (V rated) which I got 34,000 miles out of them and they wore evenly. They were better tires in my opinion.
Anyway, my front end was checked by Hyundai about two months ago and they said everything looked fine. Alignment was in spec. Nothing needed to be replaced which they said was impressive for the amount of miles on it. 95% of the miles on the car are highway miles.
Anyway, I've had nothing but issues withe CS5s, there was always a slight vibration which was non-existent with the CS4 set or the tires prior to that. They were balanced three times within 30,000 miles by two separate shops. The last shop that balanced them said they were out of round and showed me while they were spinning them on the balancing machine. Basically I think I got a defective set or there's a design flaw with the tire.
I have attached a photo of the wear pattern that is identical on all four tires. They were rotated every 5,000 miles. Everything is worn evenly at 3/32nds except the outer tread channel which is 4/32nds. This is the same for all of them. Somebody suggested it's the tire not the car.
I was also told I won't see more than 30,000 to 40,000 miles out of a V rated tire because of the soft rubber. I do travel up and down a short gravel road daily.
By the way, all vibration is gone with the Falkens. Much smoother ride. Thanks.