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Old 04-29-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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tire rotation

Quick question...Is it ok to rotate the tires in a circle on my jeep in such a way that the spare tire is included in the rotation. I remember reading somewhere steel belted tires need to stay on same side of the car and just moved front to back etc.

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You must have read something 30 years old. You absolutely should use your spare in the rotation. If you look in the package that contains your owner's manual you will see several tire booklets in there as well. They have diagrams of suggested rotations.

I use the following for a 5 tire rotation. Spare to RR, RR to RF, RF to LR, LR to LF, LF to spare.

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Thank you daggo66. Will do.
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^What he said What the guys at the Tire Rack recommended to me ten years ago, and now have on their website for a full-size spare. Done it for years, and always get good results I drive hard, and rotate every 2500 miles, and my tires last well- Mark W.
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Do you guys do your own rotations? I'm going to need to pickup a jack, jack stand and...anything else? Will I need a torque wrench?
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I use a hydrolock floor jack. It's a life saver if you plan on doing your own rotations.
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i use jack stands and a floor jack... I also use an impact wrench. 20 minutes easy.
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^ Yep. If you're DIYing, a good jack (or jacks, if you're past 35's), and jack stands are a MUST. An electric (or air, if your wife'll let ya ) impact gun and a 19mm impact socket cut the time down massively. A good torque wrench is also a must- Mark W.
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Spare to RR, RR to RF, RF to LR, LR to LF, LF to spare.
I use this same pattern and go to Discount Tire every 5000 miles. They rotate and balance for free.
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^ Nice. That'd save my back, and probably add a year or two back onto my life Mark W.

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