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Why are my tires wearing out in the middle?

I have always had problems with my 295/50's wearing out just in the middle. My rim is 10'' wide. I usually put 30-35lbs of air in the tire. Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

This is on my rear tires.

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Re: Why are my tires wearing out in the middle?

Sounds like the rim is wide enough, only thing I can think of it too much air pressure. Maybe your gauge is off?

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Re: Why are my tires wearing out in the middle?

That's caused from over inflation!....You're running too much air!....Cut it down to 25-28 psi.
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I have always had problems with my 295/50's wearing out just in the middle. My rim is 10'' wide. I usually put 30-35lbs of air in the tire. Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

This is on my rear tires.
Keep in mind as you drive and the Tire heats up, on a tire that big, it will gain at least 5lbs per tire maybe more.....as suggested....go down to 25lbs.
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Re: Why are my tires wearing out in the middle?

What Badbird said. Overinflation wears the middle, underinflation wears the outsides causing "cupping".
Wider tires usually need less air than narrower ones. 24-25 lbs. good place to start.
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Re: Why are my tires wearing out in the middle?

Thanks guys, I'm going outside right now and lowering them to 25.

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Re: Why are my tires wearing out in the middle?

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Thanks guys, I'm going outside right now and lowering them to 25.
too low,they'll feel like mush.30-32lbs should be fine if 35 is too much.

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stop doing burnouts, im just sayin

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