Taycan Problem - potential catastrophic tire failure

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That's interesting.....makes sense with the wear.
I've got a few of those near where I live, and I have to drive over them, straddled most days.

The council has just (needlessly) put some more up, so I may re-think my route.
Or just mount the bump with one wheel.

My friend had a BMW 1 series and experience the exact same tyre damage and it was down to these speed bumps. He changed to 'taking the bump' with one wheel, and that solved the issue.
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I always nail it down the middle.
Even in the comedy wide Taycan the bumps are far enough apart to make it much less of a hump and the outside edge of the tyres take the strain as the superior strength is designed to do. As said, NEVER straddle a single hump.
 
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Never 'straddled' a speed bump - definitely not the cause of the complete delamination of the inner sidewall/tread.
 

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Never 'straddled' a speed bump - definitely not the cause of the complete delamination of the inner sidewall/tread.
Agreed.
Don’t straddle but it wouldn’t trash tyres that badly.
My mate has just had 4 tyres replaced on a CT4.
He checked pressures and visual checks but never inner sidewall as not easy to see and he didn’t think the uneven wear would happen.
2yrs old and 20k miles. In that time at least 12k miles going to French Alps and back on Autoroute. Always in Range mode maxed out at 90mph/130kph ish.
All tyres absolutely wrecked on inside shoulder.
One through to canvas.
One through to the wire!
Very dangerous.
It’s the lowered Suspension.
In range or sport plus.
Only use range mode at lower speed to reach that charger.
Sport plus on a track.
Don’t do long distance fast in the lowest suspension setting.
At high speed long distance keep suspension up higher to save your tyres. It’s marginally less efficient.
This is (at least partly if not wholly) the cause of inner sidewall wear due to suspension geometry.
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