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Old 06-06-2003, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to rotate mud tires?

is there any specific way i should rotate my radial tsl's? what tire should go where? does it matter? thanks
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Old 06-06-2003, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-06-2003, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Since they are radials and non-directional you can rotate them across the vehicle (passenger rear to driver front, etc).
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Old 06-06-2003, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've always gone front to back and back to front.... keeping tires on same side of rig too. Makes it easy to remember which tire goes where
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on a RWD vehicle the proper rotation is to cross the fronts to the back (putting the front tires on the opposite side at the rear) and move the rears to the front keeping them on the same side. This is also the proper rotation on a FWD or AWD vehicle with even tread wear.
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I rotate my 35's every time I do an oil change, 3000 miles. They are on my daily driver and they have lasted almost 4 years. I rotated them the way DEnd did...
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on a RWD vehicle the proper rotation is to cross the fronts to the back (putting the front tires on the opposite side at the rear) and move the rears to the front keeping them on the same side. This is also the proper rotation on a FWD or AWD vehicle with even tread wear.

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Old 06-07-2003, 07:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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From the Interco website:
3) Rotate the tires front to back and back to front about every four to six thousand miles...do not criss-cross...keep the tires on the same side of the vehicle. This practice will help to even out the uneven wear that often shows up on the front tires' outer lugs from hard cornering or a lot of in-town driving. HTH

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I would mark them with chalk, like FR, FL, RR, RL. So you know which ones were where especially if you have two sets of tires like I do.
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Old 06-07-2003, 10:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I rotate my 35's every time I do an oil change, 3000 miles. They are on my daily driver and they have lasted almost 4 years. I rotated them the way DEnd did...
Did mine the same. When I bought a new truck that came with AT's, I didn't rotate them as much, and there was a noticeable difference in wear, granted that's comparing a mud terrain to an all terrain, but had I rotated them more often, they would have lasted much longer.
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