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Do you rotate in your spare?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ziggynagy, Sep 10, 2012.

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Do you rotate in your spare

  1. I rotate in my spare

    39 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. I do not rotate in my spare, non-stock tires

    163 vote(s)
    39.9%
  3. I do not rotate in my spare, stock tires, full size spare

    195 vote(s)
    47.7%
  4. I do not rotate in my spare, stock tires, no full size spare

    12 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Sep 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Why are you posting that stupid picture in every thread.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    Bobbb

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    Yep, I absolutely do a 5-tire rotation. All aftermarket matching wheels/tires. Took my stock rim in and had a taller tire tossed on it as well so I can carry it as a 2nd spare when heading way out in the toolies-

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sep 12, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    I use the G pattern pictured below.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Sep 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    Yup. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Sep 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    Bobbb

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    Same here.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    yeah wtf? unless you have all aftermarket stuff who would do that?
     
  7. Sep 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    Your argument is valid, but it's personal preference I guess. I prefer not to rotate the spare out, but do keep it the same size as the others. If I get a flat, I'm not too concerned about the mismatch, because I'm not going to be riding on it that long...just needs to serve it's purpose. If I wanted to rotate the spare, I'd have to get a matching wheel for it...which I also don't feel like spending money on something that sits under my truck all the time.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    i dont rotate in my spare because it is not the same tire as the other ones. but my dad has an FJ and he has two spares and rotates both of them in.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    Nope my, spare is yellow and would look ugly
     
  10. Sep 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    Sorry if this is a stupid question but why not just rotate everything clockwise?
     
  11. Sep 12, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    I'll be starting that with my next set of tires. My previous set of wheels was a group of four with a cheap steelie wheel on the spare (still fullsize). I now have a matching set of five, so they'll all go through rotation in the future.
     
  12. Sep 12, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    I have a full size matching spare rim and tire tire so yes...I rotate it in
     
  13. Sep 12, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    I don't rotate in my spare. Not until a tire blows, haha.

    Random Laugh: I remember when I had my 1990 Mustang, and blew my front left tire- I had that car on 205-65-R14's, and the spare was a completely different size. Made for a lumpy and lop-sided ride until I could afford a "new" *cough-cough- pick'n'pull* tire. xD
     
  14. Sep 12, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    I have a matching spare which does have TPMS so I rotate it in.

    This.


    I use "G" as well.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    i have a tpms in my spare tire...
     
  16. Sep 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    No TMPS in mine anymore but the spare is easily accessible so why not rotate it in?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Sep 12, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Rotating clockwise means the driver's front tire now moves to the passenger's front position. The front tires are expected to wear less evenly than the rears due to continuous camber and toe changes as the wheel articulates. Moving a front tire to the opposite side may cause steering to behave strangely, and one tire to wear faster than the other four.

    The rotation patterns in the service manual always move the front wheels to the rear.
     
  18. Sep 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    bingo.;)
     
  19. Sep 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    ziggynagy

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    Why is it yellow? Is it a full size spare? Never seen this...
     
  20. Sep 13, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Only time I ever did that was with my old work truck (not a daily driver) when I got to point of buying used tires for it just to get by till it died or sold.

    No concerns about matching. Had an almost new spare still so I bought 3 and had them remount spare on the 4th wheel.
     
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