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Old 12-04-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Tread on my Dunlops seems backwards

Got a brand new '12 Taco. The tread on the right side tires points FWD
and the tread on the left side tires points backwards.
Do they all come that way? Tomorrow I'm going back to look at the other trucks on the lot.
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My Generals do the same thing. Unless it is a directional tire (a pronounced "V" across the entire width), then that's just how the standard tire tread runs, in multiple little "V" across the width, which usually results in a different perspective by the time the tread pattern reaches the sidewall and can be viewed.

Squat down and look at your tires from the front. If you have multiple little "V" across the width of the tire, then you're fine. If you have one big "V", and one is pointing backwards, then you're not fine and need it switched, or replaced if you have enough miles by now. FWIW, trucks rarely have directional tires, unless you're an X-Runner.

directional:


Non-direction, note the pattern next to both the side-walls:
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