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Is-it true that larger diameter tires wear out faster?

I have read many documents on the web that the larger the diameter of a tire, the faster it will wear out compared to the same tire in a smaller diameter.

Why is-that? it doesn't seem the fit common sense.
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I have read many documents on the web that the larger the diameter of a tire, the faster it will wear out compared to the same tire in a smaller diameter.

Why is-that? it doesn't seem the fit common sense.
well i was thinking compounds , but since they are the same tire in a different size that rules out that thought. Maybe its the weight of the larger diameter tire that makes it wear faster.

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No it makes no sense where did you read that? I'm curious why now too.
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doesent it depend on the rating of the tread wear if it wears faster??
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doesent it depend on the rating of the tread wear if it wears faster??
yeah it does depend on treadwear, but if the tires have the same specs except for diameter then they should wear the same .
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A smaller diameter should wear out quicker in theory, since they rotate more revolutions to cover the same distance. Of course the odometer can't tell the difference.
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A smaller diameter should wear out quicker in theory, since they rotate more revolutions to cover the same distance. Of course the odometer can't tell the difference.
if you ran a smaller tire diameter the odometer should recognize the difference right ?
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if you ran a smaller tire diameter the odometer should recognize the difference right ?
Nope. It thinks your tires are the diameter it was calibrated for so it'll read fast and rack up more than the actual mileage your car has traveled.
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Nope. It thinks your tires are the diameter it was calibrated for so it'll read fast and rack up more than the actual mileage your car has traveled.
oh you meant the odometer cant tell the difference so it cant self adjust to tire size and re-calibrate. i get what you are saying.

i thought you meant that the odometer would still read the same with smaller diameter tires.

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oh you meant the odometer cant tell the difference so it cant self adjust to tire size and re-calibrate. i get what you are saying.

i thought you meant that the odometer would still read the same with smaller diameter tires.

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Nooo its not that. I've just been working on cars for over 20 years lol.
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Nooo its not that. I've just been working on cars for over 20 years lol.
when u started working on cars i was 9 yrs old . can i call you daddy , in a non perverted way ? j/k
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If you size the tire correctly, plus sizing. The OD of the tire will be very close within a 1/4 or so inch. So how could a 18 wear faster than a 17, it has to be tread compound. W will wear faster than a T, look at the ratings, if i'm correct a higher speed rating uses a softer compound, this makes it wear. Chris
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