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Old 12-03-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
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This I know is a stupid question but o well, when you rotate your tires do you need to just go front to back or do you need to go driver to passenger side also?
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Bring front tires directly back. Unmount the rear tires, put left rear on right front and right rear on left front. This requires unmounting and remounting and balancing tires. This is how I do mine about every 5000 miles or so.
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Bring front tires directly back. Unmount the rear tires, put left rear on right front and right rear on left front. This requires unmounting and remounting and balancing tires. This is how I do mine about every 5000 miles or so.
no those tires have directional tread... you can only rotate your front wheels directly back on the same side and bring your rear wheel to the front on the same side. Dont switch them from driver side to passenger side otherwise your tread wont work right.
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no those tires have directional tread... you can only rotate your front wheels directly back on the same side and bring your rear wheel to the front on the same side. Dont switch them from driver side to passenger side otherwise your tread wont work right.
that's what i was thinkin
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also if the tires are wearing like on the outside of it, you can unmount the tire from the rim and switch it to the other side... thats always a possibility, its expensive but itll give you more life out of the tires
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no those tires have directional tread... you can only rotate your front wheels directly back on the same side and bring your rear wheel to the front on the same side. Dont switch them from driver side to passenger side otherwise your tread wont work right.
Not on my Goodyears....that's how I've always done them. You just make sure you have the direction the same. The tire is still spinning in the same direction, you just move what was the inside of one tire to the outside on the opposite side.
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also if the tires are wearing like on the outside of it, you can unmount the tire from the rim and switch it to the other side... thats always a possibility, its expensive but itll give you more life out of the tires
You also just contradicted yourself...you said you can't move tires from one side the other in the first post..then said you could.
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thanx guys so if i want to switch sides i need to get them remounted right?
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Yes, you have to unmount the tires from the rim and remount them on the rim basically facing the opposite direction. You must make sure the tread is facing the correct direction, otherwise the tread will fail and your ride will absolutely suck. I've driven on a tire that was facing the wrong direction...it was quite a rough ride.
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If you have directional tires all you can do is front to back swap.
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You can swap sides as long as you don't change the direction correct? The inside wall would then become the outside wall, I don't see where that makes a difference.
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if your tires are directional it will say so on the sides
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I know that..but why can't you just put the tire from the right side on the left side, as long as the direction stays the same.
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you can as long as the tread is unidirectional you can move them where ever you want.
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You also just contradicted yourself...you said you can't move tires from one side the other in the first post..then said you could.
you cant do it unless you remount and balance the tires... if youre just taking the rims off and putting them back on, you cant switch their sides
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you cant do it unless you remount and balance the tires... if youre just taking the rims off and putting them back on, you cant switch their sides
yeah if you remove the tire from the rims you can move them anywhere though.
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Bring front tires directly back. Unmount the rear tires, put left rear on right front and right rear on left front. This requires unmounting and remounting and balancing tires. This is how I do mine about every 5000 miles or so.
I said twice in my first post that you have to unmount the tires....
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its just easy to move front to back, back to front. Unless you have rims like Zim (deepdish) make sure the tires have the right air pres inthem, or they will look like this... then also take note of the red dot, thats one of the nails I just found, then if you look you will see 2 arrows, thats 2 nails, then my spair... yup chunk missin. btw the tires are $150 each.
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Dang man..you killed the vic tire lol
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yeah it was down a little I was just talkin to my dad about buyin new tires, and then came hometoday with a flat vic sitting there. the spair tire is junk also
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I rotate front to back adn back to front since mine are directional every 3k miles and align it every 6 or 9k depending on how they are looking, just keep an eye on em when you rotate em.
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