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I doubt its really air pressure related
front tires wear faster than rears due to steering and more wear on things due to angles the treads see
add in when in the tires will grab more when turning and add friction to things, again causing more wear
its why if you have a locker the ATV ONLY wants to go straight when locked
tires from side to side, have different tire speeds when turning, add in 4x4 and even more resistance
and you get faster wear!

air pressure MIGHT add to some things some what, as low air or added traction can cause more grip, thus more wear
but I wouldn;t call it pure air pressure, that causes excessive wear or not, unless your running them SUPER low and well, the wear will speed up as side wall weakens! and again getting you a larger footprint thus more traction, and more wear!

also, if your running TOO Much air pressure you can for sure wear centers out faster, you'll also get rougher rider quality, and less then great handling too!
atv's are designed to run on LOW air pressure tires, so filling em up to above recommended pressures you can cause handling issues!
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I doubt its really air pressure related
front tires wear faster than rears due to steering and more wear on things due to angles the treads see
add in when in the tires will grab more when turning and add friction to things, again causing more wear
its why if you have a locker the ATV ONLY wants to go straight when locked
tires from side to side, have different tire speeds when turning, add in 4x4 and even more resistance
and you get faster wear!

air pressure MIGHT add to some things some what, as low air or added traction can cause more grip, thus more wear
but I wouldn;t call it pure air pressure, that causes excessive wear or not, unless your running them SUPER low and well, the wear will speed up as side wall weakens! and again getting you a larger footprint thus more traction, and more wear!

also, if your running TOO Much air pressure you can for sure wear centers out faster, you'll also get rougher rider quality, and less then great handling too!
atv's are designed to run on LOW air pressure tires, so filling em up to above recommended pressures you can cause handling issues!
I ran like 10 miles and noticed that the fronts had worn down...I corrected the air pressure, (which did change the circumference of the tires I’m sure)...and over the next several days, I put on 200+ miles of 4wd and the tires still look the same....so I figured it was incorrect air pressure because that’s all that I changed🏻
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another thing to keep in mind with tires is, when there new there is a heat cycle cooling factor that has to happen,
as a tire heats up, cools and repeats a few times, it hardens the rubber, and then after break in like mode, things wear better too!
so could have been a combo of things here!
but running tires at a correct air pressure per machine and conditions, will get you the best war and ride/handling!
too much air is never really any good unless your hauling super heavy loads, and or looking for MAX ground clearance, other wise, all that air will just give you a bad ride/handling ride IMO
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