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First tire rotation?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by cornwall325, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    cornwall325

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    Today I'm going to be doing the first tire rotation on my truck. I have looked through some threads and see where some are having problems with losing the centercaps. With this being said, do you all recommend leaving the centercaps in place for tire rotations? Also if you have any other useful tidbits of information you can throw that in too. :p
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    I left my center caps in place when I rotated mine. Also if you have the aluminum wheels don't forget to torque them down to 85 ftlbs.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    Nothing special. Just take them off and swap straight front to back.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Does the manual call for a front to back rotation or "x" rotation?
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    Front to back on my dblcab sport 4x4
     
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  7. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    It says front to back if not using the spare tire in the rotation.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    How is your wear in the "x" rotation compared to front-to-back? I was thinking of doing the x-rotation too but I'm undecided.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Did the rotation earlier today. I went ahead and went with the x-rotation and I'll keep a check on things and see how that goes.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    travelingman

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    Me too. The vehicle doesn't matter,its what you prefer. I think this rotation will give more even wear.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    The X rotation can potentially give some noise problems but that is primarily with tires that are way past due for rotation. Big lugs and 4wd make it worse. If you keep up with it and don't hear any noise, the X is probably best.

    To be honest though, the computer generated tread patterns on tire in the last 20 or so years handle wear so much better that front to back is good enough!
     
  12. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    I have always rotated front to back, I thought the X went out with radial tires:confused:
     
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