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1:1 Tire Rotation

Old 04-23-2013, 09:20 AM
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Hey guys. There has been some thought in my head and some controversy between people I had asked about which way to rotate tires on your car. Some have said front to back, back to front. Others have said criss-cross, as in the front right to the rear left, and front left to the rear right. What is the "right" way to rotate tires, or the way to get the best tire longevity?
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:27 AM
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Default RE: 1:1 Tire Rotation

100% depends on the type of tires and car in question. Can't say any way is right for all, since any of the ones you listed would be impossible on my car for instance.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:41 AM
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In some cars you can't rotate at all, yo.. staggered setup + tires that's directional..

In any case, make sure that rear has the better tires when all tires are kind of worn...
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:45 AM
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Default RE: 1:1 Tire Rotation

Well, these are just stock tires. Not directional, no offset or anything like that. I promised Lee I wouldn't mention the Hyundai again on RCU lol, but technically this is for both my car. Both cars have just non directional regular tires. Same size rims. I rotate every oil change (about every 3k miles)
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=43
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:26 PM
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Aha! Thanks LB. And from a trusted source.
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LB is a trusted source, yo...
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Default RE: 1:1 Tire Rotation

Just an FYI steel belted tires have been know to come apart if you change their direction of rotation. This happened to the my last set of tires. It may not be a good idea to change rotation direction if you have >12k  miles in one direction. I am by no means an expert on this subject but again my last set of tires belts failed after changing direction.
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Default RE: 1:1 Tire Rotation

Bias-ply criss-cross (i.e. FL to RR, FR to LR, etc.).

Radials front to back (i.e. LF to LR, RF to RR, etc.).

Can't remember the source as it was so long ago, but I think it was either Popular Mechanics or Mechanix Illustrated.
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