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#1 Old 10-29-2008, 04:06 PM
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how often should we rotate tires?

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every 5k miles.

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just wondering why you don't read your owners manaul...
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most people don't.

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should i tell them to do the x pattern or simply front to back?
probably in your owners manual too...

I do the x pattern.

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I just did yesterday, I'm good.



probably in your owners manual too...

I do the x pattern.
I hope your tires don't have Arrows on them. Directional tires should stay on the same side. Just rotate front to rear.

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I hope your tires don't have Arrows on them. Directional tires should stay on the same side. Just rotate front to rear.
No I don't have directional tires. If you only do front to rear all the time, your tires don't get rotated properly.
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The owners manual says front to back...not sure why.
I always use the modified X pattern as follows:

Regular and proper tire rotation promotes more uniform wear for all of the tires on a vehicle. All season tires should be rotated in a "modified X" pattern, meaning only the tires being moved to the drive axle are crossed to the opposite side of the vehicle.

The remaining two tires are moved from the drive axle to the free rolling axle, remaining on the same side of the vehicle. This method of rotation helps promote a more even and uniform treadwear pattern for all four tires.

The only exception to this would be the use of "directional" tread design tires such as our Aquatred II or some of our Eagle line high performance tires. These tires would remain on the same side of the vehicle and be rotated straight forward and straight back.


And I usually wait and rotate every 15k.

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I do every 5k on my truck
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I think I remember my manual saying 7,500, but I can't remember...

EDIT: Yep...



Of course things will differ...I have a 500 UTQG wear rating on my Yoko's...I did the 1st rotation with these @ 10K...

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I just rotate mine whenever I can see a noticeable difference in the tread, I just go front to rear also.
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I do mine as per the manual, every 7500...

I just do mine front to back, with not criss cross because you aren't going to get that much more out of them with the criss cross if your car is in good alignment...Besides, have you ever tried to rotate tires with the criss cross only using a jack and jackstands? It's not that easy to do...

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Besides, have you ever tried to rotate tires with the criss cross only using a jack and jackstands? It's not that easy to do...
It's quite easy as that's what I use. Jack the front up, place jack stands. Jack the rear up, place jack stands. If you only have two jack stands, then leave the jack in place on the rear and swap the rears first. Not safe or ideal though.
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It's quite easy as that's what I use. Jack the front up, place jack stands. Jack the rear up, place jack stands. If you only have two jack stands, then leave the jack in place on the rear and swap the rears first. Not safe or ideal though.
Yeah, only 2 jackstands here...I don't trust having a car up on just a jack though...A buddies car I helped work on crashed down when his jack lost hydraulic pressure, and we were lucky that no one was under the car when it happened...

I guess 4 jackstands would be a good thing to have...

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Yeah, only 2 jackstands here...I don't trust having a car up on just a jack though...A buddies car I helped work on crashed down when his jack lost hydraulic pressure, and we were lucky that no one was under the car when it happened...

I guess 4 jackstands would be a good thing to have...
That's why I use four!

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