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Hope someone can help. Had to replace all 4 of the stock Contis on my '04 Armada ~23,000 miles. I had had a wheel alignment at ~15,000 miles. Now, with ~30,000 miles I am told that the 2 rear tires will need to be replaced in ~4,000 miles (uneven wear on the middle treads). I always make sure the tires are properly and evenly inflated. Could this be due to bad tires or should I have had another alignment done when I replaced the 4 tires? Is this something common to the Armadas?

Any recommendations on other tires that will have a greater life than the Contis or do the Armadas just grind out tires??

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b'sarmada said:
Hope someone can help. Had to replace all 4 of the stock Contis on my '04 Armada ~23,000 miles. I had had a wheel alignment at ~15,000 miles. Now, with ~30,000 miles I am told that the 2 rear tires will need to be replaced in ~4,000 miles (uneven wear on the middle treads). I always make sure the tires are properly and evenly inflated. Could this be due to bad tires or should I have had another alignment done when I replaced the 4 tires? Is this something common to the Armadas?

Any recommendations on other tires that will have a greater life than the Contis or do the Armadas just grind out tires??

Thanks.
To my understanding, you have to rotate the tires every 7500 miles, although you keep the tire at the same Psi, you will have an uneven wear on the tires b/c of the weight distribution, and yes there is better tires, do a search on the tires threads. LOL :cool:
 

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To my understanding, you have to rotate the tires every 7500 miles, although you keep the tire at the same Psi, you will have an uneven wear on the tires b/c of the weight distribution, and yes there is better tires, do a search on the tires threads. LOL :cool:

If you want very even tire wear with any truck this size you need to rotate every 3500. If you have uni-directional tires bring the backs to the front and cross the fronts to the back each time you rotate. This will allow each tire to make its way around the truck every 4 rotations. My tires wear perfectly even and ride very smooth doing this. The only caveat is the tire must be able to rotate in either direction. If it can, there is no better way to rotate. You will also find by doing this unless you throw a weight you should not have to spin balance until you replace the tires.

23k for OEM tires that Nissan uses is all you will get out of them.
 

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b'sarmada said:
Hope someone can help. Had to replace all 4 of the stock Contis on my '04 Armada ~23,000 miles. I had had a wheel alignment at ~15,000 miles. Now, with ~30,000 miles I am told that the 2 rear tires will need to be replaced in ~4,000 miles (uneven wear on the middle treads). I always make sure the tires are properly and evenly inflated. Could this be due to bad tires or should I have had another alignment done when I replaced the 4 tires? Is this something common to the Armadas?

Any recommendations on other tires that will have a greater life than the Contis or do the Armadas just grind out tires??

Thanks.
Did you say the middle of the tire is worn? if so, that would point to over-inflation as the problem. My rear tires inner tread edge was GONE (and I mean GONE) at 7k miles. No amount of rotation would have helped that problem, I would have just wiped out 4 tires instead of just two. I had a camber problem that was fixed and Nissan replaced both rear tires and all seems right. BTW the Contis are garbage, I am surprised you got that far.
 

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The Contis sure aren't great tires, but I haven't had any problems with mine. I have 28,000 miles on them, the wear is very even, and it looks as if I will get another 12-15 K miles of wear. I keep them inflated to 37 PSI and rotate often. I have never had an alignment done; have had the tires rebalanced once.
 

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Conti's arent as bad as people might lead you to believe but they are BAD tires. I hav 20k on my Qx56 and they seem to be wearing pretty well when they do go bald though i will replace with a set of Terra Grapplers.(rated best A/T tire by Consumer Reports).

-Son of SQS
 

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The tires on the Armada are not great tires and they do wear out quickly, I have 21,500 miles on mine and they need to be replaced. What we discovered when we went to replace them was they aren't rated to tow what Nissan says they can. They are a passenger tire that is rated much lower. We have been in contact with NHTSA and Nissan and Continental regarding the tires. Nissan says they are fine (of course), NHTSA is investigating the issue and Continental said the Armada really needs a LT tire for the weight and tow capacity. You shouold contact Nissan at 1-800-nissan1, continental at 1-800-847-3349 and NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236. Continental even told us the tires should last 40,000 miles and that if youu go to the dealership all they have to do is call and Continental will replace them. Good Luck. Call the above numbers and get a claim started so if this goes anyplace your name will be on file.
 

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We just discovered that the tires on the Armada aren't rated to tow the weight Nissan says they can. It looks like you tow like we do and you should be aware of this issue. We have been in contact with Nissan at 1-800-nissan1, NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 and Continental Tires at 1-800-847-3349. NHTSA is investigating the problem and Continental came right out and said "you need a light truck tire on that vehicle to tow the way you want to. Nissan of course said it was fine. Please contact us if you have any questions.
 
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