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Old 03-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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Correct Rotation of non directional tires

I am not sure exactly how to rotate tires, i search and found nothing. i have heard several different ways from friends at work but does anyone know the correct method? I have been just looking at the tread depth and just switching from left to right (front and back) my front tires seem to be holding up better and i think i am going to get them rotated in the back as the tires in rear are obviously getting more wear.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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A straight front-rear swap works best. If you want to include the spare in the rotation, follow the service manual:
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/file...a/04000110.pdf (page 2)
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Yes if you are talking about Asymmetrical tires than front to back is how you rotate them.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:04 AM   #5
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For non-directional tires, this is what I do. The tires that are on the front go to the back and stay on the same side. The tires on the back I cross sides and put them on the front. Just like anything else, there are different schools of thought on this, I've done this a long time and my tires seem to last without any funny wear patterns.
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^The reason you can cross the rear tires without ill effect on this truck is the solid axle, which means 0 camber and 0 toe.

Most of the irregular wear comes from camber, toe-in/out, etc. which occur exclusively in the front tires in our trucks.
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Right, I was just saying this works for me. Tire rack actually shows 3 different methods for rotating non-directional tires where all the tires are the same size. What I'm actually doing is recommended for front wheel drive vehicles but I don't really care. Crossing 2 tires at a time will eventually run the tires at every position on the truck.
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Right, I was just saying this works for me. Tire rack actually shows 3 different methods for rotating non-directional tires where all the tires are the same size. What I'm actually doing is recommended for front wheel drive vehicles but I don't really care. Crossing 2 tires at a time will eventually run the tires at every position on the truck.
x2. That's the way I rotate everything I own and have owned.
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Right, I was just saying this works for me. Tire rack actually shows 3 different methods for rotating non-directional tires where all the tires are the same size. What I'm actually doing is recommended for front wheel drive vehicles but I don't really care. Crossing 2 tires at a time will eventually run the tires at every position on the truck.
x3. that's the way i have always done it too, except if I had directional tires.
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I had a set of factory goodyear wranglers on a '97 taco that lasted for 72k miles by crossing two tires every rotation. Of course they were bald when i took them off.
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