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Old 03-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Rotating the stock Rubicon tires

For you guys running your stock Rubi tires, what rotation mileage are you using for getting good tire life? I have heard that the stock BFG need to be rotated every 3k which seems a little early to me. Was planning on 5k but maybe for this tire its too long.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Any mud terrain needs rotated more often than at or hwy tread. So 3k is a good time!

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Meh. I ran the Rubi KM's on a 1/2 ton pickup and rotated them once, they lasted 45k miles or so with even treadwear. Not saying that's ideal, but I wouldn't rotate my tires any more frequently than I changed my oil just to minimize trips to the shop.

If you're doing it yourself, go for it, if you're paying someone, I say let them go for awhile.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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I do mine every 6K. No unusual wear.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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Should you rotate and use the spare to get even more out of the life of the tires?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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Good question, I've got 16k on mine and never gave it a thought to rotate. I assume being knobby tires these are not directional. When you rotate is it LF/RF to LR/RR or LF/RF to RR/LR?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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If not using the spare in the rotation, go LF/RF to RR/LR.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
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Yes, I asked a freakin' dumb question. RF to RR or LF to LR would not really accomplish anything.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:21 PM   #9
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I've got almost 19,000 miles on my stock BFG KM on my '12 Rubi at this point. I need to do a proper measurement, but if you put a penny into the tread it is even with Abe's ear lobe or thereabouts.

I rotate my tires between 4-7k miles depending on when I remember and when it's convenient. I am about 5k or so right now and need to rotate again. I do a five tire rotation because to me that makes sense. I rotate as follows: S --> R/R --> R/F --> L/R --> L/F --> S.

No unusual wear or poor road manners noted thus far. Looking to pick up a new set of tires, soon as well. It's not hard to do yourself, but for 10 bucks I usually just pay someone else to do it.

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