Originally Posted by XXXX
I would never buy used tires anyway.
If you don't mount them the same direction you will only screw up the belts. Even with non-directional treads the belts get used to going the same direction and settle in. When you turn the tire around it screws up the belts. This is why I cringe when people here rotate their tires and switch sides or rotate in the spare and switch sides.
Never Never Never
You may get away with it from time to time, but once you screw up 4 tires that used to be good and have to buy new ones you will understand.
People will flame away at this, but I know what I'm talking about and I had it happen to me. Any tire guy worth his weight will agree.
I'm a happy owner of 255/85-16 from Toyo, and the tire place told me about rotating their tires, to keep the L and R on their sides and just go front to back. If adding the 5th/spare, then only rotate it on 1 side..
My Toyo's were built in 2008 and installed 2 weeks ago, and they came with their full company warranty.
Road noise is pretty minor for the M/T tread and overall I like it.
they are ~.5" skinnier than oem sized 265/70-16 but a good 3" taller..feels like the best of both worlds in not hurting too much on mileage and the added clearence.
aired down to 18psi for some sand and they performed better than my older Toyo A/T's
yes they are expensive but so far they work great and i'll probably buy it again