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Tire tread wear high

I have a 2001 z51 corvette ,slightly moded, problem is this my rear tires keep slipping on the road when i apply the gas pedal,causing a large cloud of smoke, black marks on pavement and tire tread loss ?

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Hi there!

The tyres you have on there cannot transmit the power you are giving them.

Choose tyres with a softer compound, more contact area, and keep at a lower limit of pressure.

In the meantime, lower the tyre pressures to the low limit when cold, and shift any items you carry over the rear axle to improve traction.

If this is useful to you, pleas spare a moment to rate as Fixya! Thanks.

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YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE FIXED SOON!!
Dont worry soon gas will be so high you will have to buy a horse. You might want to start looking now and beat the rush.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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