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Old 04-13-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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stupid tire rotation question

I waited too long and the tread was noticeably less on my rear tires.
I just moved rear up and left them on the same sides.
My buddy tells me I should have crisscrossed them.
Being that they're more worn than the front tires does it matter at this point?

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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are they cupped?

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Old 04-13-2010, 03:02 PM   #3
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If the wear is even across the tires, and there are no "abnormal wear patterns". I wouldn't worry about crossing them. (next time I would go ahead and cross them)

However do you have a full size spare? incorporating it into your rotation will extend tire life by a decent amount.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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As you can tell I know nothing of rotation
The reason why I posted this was because as soon as I moved my tires around the other day I started getting what felt like the beginning stages of death wobble which I had a terrible case of about five years ago.
However I just crossed them and now everything seems great (fingers crossed).
As far as I can recall I have never had any tires rotated on any vehicle I've ever owned. Silly me I now know the importance of rotating tires in regards to a good ride and longer tire life.
Next time I'll buy a fifth tire and begin proper rotation. Thanks y'all!
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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hey guys, about the tire issue, i have just mounted a set of 31"s on my jeep from another vehicle. i put the cupped ones on the rear and the nice one on the front, since then i noticed when i take off to about 30mph the jeep vibrates and seems to squirrl in the rear. priced new tires yesterday at 193 each. i cant afford that at this time i think i will live with it . hope they just wear in
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