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Old 03-10-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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5 tire rotation

So I'm at the mechanics today getting my tires rotated and he is saying that I can't do a 5 tire rotation because the tire tread will separate or something when a wheel is swapped to the opposite side of the vehicle. Is there any truth to this or should I find a new mechanic? >.<

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Old 03-10-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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It used to be true some years ago that you weren't supposed to cross-rotate radials. There's some folks around here that still adhere to that and will tell you the tale.

However, from a technical standpoint, it is not longer true and hasn't been for a long time. It's generally a good idea for Wrangler's to do a five tire rotation. Your mechanic is either lazy or an idiot.

Here's a thread that covers the gist of it: (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/2-c...ire-74710.html).

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Old 03-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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Yea that's what I thought... Guess I'm gonna have to go somewhere else and get another rotation done... -_-

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Old 03-10-2011, 05:39 PM   #4
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Do it yourself and save some money for future mods. Does not take long to rotate all five. Get a floor jack and torque wrench and save yourself some money!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:42 PM   #5
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I have been doing five tire rotations for a long time.....
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