Sorry to borrow from another thread but I think this relates to what should be a separate thread. I've found that my van sort of trips over itself when I back up while turning. This is NOT going fast but simply backing out of a parking space etc. I've wondered if this might be connected to the outer edge wear problem but wanted to see if others experience this behavior when turning sharp and backing.These alloys are used on all kinds of other MB models and don’t seem to have a problem. You are also going to get lots of outer tire wear if you are cranking the wheel hard over at any kind of speed.
The wheel cut on the Metris is very high (>50 degrees from what I can tell- on most cars it’s in the 30s) which is great for tight maneuvers. But you have to remember that at full lock you need to be moving fairly slow as otherwise the tires will drag. Combine fast tight manuvers with this vans weight and you will have rapid outer front tire wear that is entirely user error.