Submitted by Frank99 on Mon, 2020-04-06 17:35
Well, my stock Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires have turned their last mile. Went out yesterday morning and the sun was shining on the rear tire, showing a notable lack of tread. Checked the fronts, and they were similar.
Did some searching, decided to replace with some Continental ExtremeContact DW06 tires in 255/40-18. Went by Discount Tire, and they helped me get a significant settlement on the Michelin tire wear warranty, and ordered me a set of the Contis.
Great, I thought after I got home, I can try out Dyno mode and burn off the last couple mm tread pretending I’m a teenager again, and then get my new tires tomorrow.
My phone dinged-an update to 2020.8.3 was available. Great, I’ll update and then go for a drive. Half an hour later, I’m pulling out of the neighborhood in Dyno mode, onto the empty three lane road, and I punch it. I could have pedaled the car up to speed faster. Pulled up the notifications, and the dreaded “speed reduced” note was there.
Pulled over and did a quick search, and saw a couple of threads indicating that, as of 2020.8.1, Dyno mode has been nerfed, and burnouts are no longer a feature. How disappointing.