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today I floored my 2015 kia forte koup sx for the first time from a complete stop, i felt the front tires spin, i had my brother in the car with me and he said i just took 1000 miles of life off my tires , he said every time my tires peel out i am taking 1000 miles of life off of them, is that true ? also my 2015 kia forte koup sx is a 4 year 40,000 mile lease, will my stock nexen tires last the amount of time i have my car ? and how many miles will my tires be good for if i rotate my tires every 10,000 miles and don't abuse them ?
 

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Does he have any data to back up an outrageous claim like that? That is one of the most general and vague statements I have ever heard.

I have done quite a few peel outs in my car, and I am at 23K miles and the tires will look great. I can post up pictures if you want. They have decent tread wear and I am surprised by them so far.
 

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Does he have any data to back up an outrageous claim like that? That is one of the most general and vague statements I have ever heard.

I have done quite a few peel outs in my car, and I am at 23K miles and the tires will look great. I can post up pictures if you want. They have decent tread wear and I am surprised by them so far.
I don't know where my brother got that information from, so you have 23000 miles on your stock nexen tires ? how many times did you rotate them ? do you know how many miles these nexen tires are rated for ?
 

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I would think you can go 40k if your not rough on them. Don't do a ton of burn outs and hard cornering. I have 15k on my tires and they still look new and I am pretty hard on them. I have done a autox day on them and several hard take offs and a lot of mountain driving. You can also look into the 6th lower mount or just replacing the stock bushings to help with wheel hop and traction.
 

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Sounds like something we should ask the Mythbusters to look into :D They'd love sitting there creating a ton of smoke and seeing the ratio of reduction of tire tread with different lengths of time.
 

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There are so many potholes in the DC metro area that I'd be surprised if my tires last 40k. I am just hitting 7K miles and have already had a pair of tires warrantied by Kia because of tire bubbles...
 
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