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Tires on Backwards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Phantom, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    Phantom

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    Today my friend was looking at my tires and pointed out the tread design looks funny. They we noticed the tires on the drivers side are mounted backwards. The stock Dunlops get mounted in one direction. All 4 tires are mounted the same so the ones on the drivers side end up rotating in the wrong direction. Anyone else ever had this problem? My truck is new so it must have been a screw up from the factory.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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  3. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    pics OP?


    Like :broccoli: said, I'm pretty sure those tires are not directional. Maybe you're looking at a different tire?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Do whatever it takes and get "REAL" tires on your truck. Use the Dunlops to plant petunias in your front yard. The Dunlops on my truck scared me and I replaced them at 1300 miles. I tried to get them off sooner, but couldn't.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    They have the arrows on the sidewall. I have the stock Dunlops which I started to call Dunflops after it snowed a few weeks ago. I'm trying to get two pics posted but I'm having trouble, I'm at work and it seems photobucket is being blocked.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    I feel lucky... my 2012 didn't come with Dunlops on it... Bridgestone Dueler H/T's instead. Wonder if they are all coming like that.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    Yes that's the logo

     
  8. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    Some have come with those even when I purchased mine in 2007. Around me, the TRD Sports had the Deulers, TRD Off Roads had the Rugged Fails and the SR5's and base models had the Dunflops.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    I noticed the same thing the OP is describing on my truck when I got it from the dealership. If you look at the the owners manual you just do front to back, no crossing.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    the tires are not directional thats just the logo
     
  11. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    If it's the logo, and not ROTATION>>>> then theyre not directional
     
  12. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    I noticed in the manual they state to rotate front to back with no crossing. Also the tread design looks directional. I wish I could get the photos posted

     
  13. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    its just the logo
     
  14. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    yes rotate front to back thats fine
     
  15. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    Ok thanks for all the replies. Just figured they were directional from the logo and the look. They should change that logo haha

     
  16. Nov 14, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    wouldn't have any problems with confusing logos with these :cool:
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  17. Nov 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Your welcome..No problem at all..Better to use a good title then something like "Weird Tires" Or "Strange Tire Problem" I tried to make the title right to the point.
     
  18. Nov 14, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    my 2011 sport came with the bridgestones. i suspect someone bought the sr5 and bitched about how crappy the tires felt on it as did i when i drove the sr5. they swiped em offa yours and put em on another truck and gave you the crappy ones. id bitch and find out if in fact the sport is supposed to come with the bridgestones. do you have the 17 inch wheels?? 16s do not come on the sport...good luck
     
  19. Nov 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    Yea I have the 17 inch wheels.
     
  20. Nov 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    Some of the sports did come with Dunlops.
     
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