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Default Awesome Porsche track day, tore up tires [Pics]

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Had an awesome Porsche experience yesterday at the Joliet Autobahn arranged by the dealership where I bought the beauty. Below are some pics. However, at the end of the day I noticed my front tires were all torn up. I put the Macan sideways hard in the autocross alot, she planted and screamed around the curves. I don't think the tires were hitting the wheel well, but it's possible. the front right corner are the 1st 2 tire pics and the longer curves were putting the weight there. Is the air suspension possibly at fault, maybe a trip to dealer is needed? Or can the road cause this? I am not completely upset, since I needed new tires soon anyway - but now am concerned about my suspension.

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those are all seasons. They are not really formulated to do tracks, IMO.
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<---- Makes a mental note to use a dealer car on Porsche track days
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I would guess your suspension is fine. That simply looks like a result of using a heavy vehicle like the Macan in a track situation with extended high heat and lateral forces. As someone else mentioned the all season tires are not designed for that with more sipes and smaller blocks that can chunk off in this situation.

My advice would be to replace those tires with the Michelin Latitude Sport 3 and run them in the summer, then pick up a winter tire/wheel set for cold/snowy months if you don't already have a set.

And if you're serious about doing more track days, consider a 911 or Cayman/Boxster.
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There is nothing wrong with your suspension. That is typical for an old all-season tire run hard on a track on a large vehicle. The tire that is worse was probably on the 'outside' of the general direction you went 'round the course. Cost of doing business.
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There is nothing wrong with your suspension. That is typical for an old all-season tire run hard on a track on a large vehicle. The tire that is worse was probably on the 'outside' of the general direction you went 'round the course. Cost of doing business.
yes sir, with lots of under-steering trying to regain control. Glad to hear it is not my suspension and just the loose nut between the steering wheel and driver seat
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So you did autocross, or road course?

The all-season tires with lots of little tread blocks will get torn up as you are seeing, especially on a typical parking lot type surface. I think your suspension is fine.

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So you did autocross, or road course?

The all-season tires with lots of little tread blocks will get torn up as you are seeing, especially on a typical parking lot type surface. I think your suspension is fine.
Parking lot with cones, they called it autocross
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Parking lot with cones, they called it autocross
Yup, that will eat tires with the high steering angles and sliding around!

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I'm sure it was a blast and I've considered doing it and may yet. I watched it at Lyme Rock. It did seem boring after a while, and certainly a lot of wear and tear. Tires and brakes are expensive.
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