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Old 02-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Tire Rotation Question

Is it best to rotate only the 4 tires being used or to add the spare into the rotation??

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Old 02-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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Here's some reading:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/1st...on-138621.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/5-t...ion-65743.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rot...es-109698.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/spa...on-105912.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/5-t...ion-84043.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/tir...ion-62174.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/5-t...ion-26424.html

It's a matter of preference, but most folks recommend rotating all five. You get to go longer before needing new tires, and when you do need new tires you can go with a different brand/style/size without being stuck with (or throwing away) an old spare that no longer matches. The lone downside is that you need to buy five tires rather than four when the time comes for new tires, but, again, you'll need new tires less often so it balances out.

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X2..^^, I've got 63k on my BFG mud terrains doing a 5 tire rotation......
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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Info is much appreciated Mike.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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For those who got just as confused as I did...




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spare to rr, rr to fr, fr to rl, rl to fl, fl to spare



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Old 05-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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OK so its too late for me to throw the spare into the mix...25K miles!

What is the recommended 4 tire pattern?
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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OK so its too late for me to throw the spare into the mix...25K miles!

What is the recommended 4 tire pattern?
I believe it's move front straight back and put right rear to front left and left rear to front right. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:18 PM   #8
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If you have directional tires, it's rears straight forward and fronts straight back--I always move the spare to the left rear and the left front goes on spare !

Simple that way and the HiLift puts the whole side "UP"--on side atta time-

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Our Problem is that the spare is new.. and our left front is showing signs of wear.. I wanted to switch them out.. But seeing that the spare doesn't have the tire pressure monitor, I'll have to completely removed one tire from one rim and placed on another.. and then vice versa.. than I can officially rotate (4) tires..

I'm assuming everyone is aware that only four tires have this tire monitoring system and if rotated you will not get an accurate reading.. Unless I'm missing a monitor from the get go..
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I don't know what year your jeep is, but mine came with all (5) TPMS xmitters-


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Our Problem is that the spare is new.. and our left front is showing signs of wear.. I wanted to switch them out.. But seeing that the spare doesn't have the tire pressure monitor, I'll have to completely removed one tire from one rim and placed on another.. and then vice versa.. than I can officially rotate (4) tires..

I'm assuming everyone is aware that only four tires have this tire monitoring system and if rotated you will not get an accurate reading.. Unless I'm missing a monitor from the get go..
Course I haven't usedem fo a couple years, but jeep supplys em all with TPMS xmitters, I don't know abouit the 2012 !

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I don't know what year your jeep is, but mine came with all (5) TPMS xmitters-

Course I haven't usedem fo a couple years, but jeep supplys em all with TPMS xmitters, I don't know abouit the 2012 !

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My 2012 has 5 tpms sensors
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:37 PM   #13
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I was told by a mechanic friend just to rotate all five clockwise on the Jeep each time so it is easy to keep track of....is that ok??
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:57 AM   #14
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Your mechanic friend is an idiot. If you rotate them the same every time there is nothing to keep track of. Look at post number 5 above and use the picture on the right.
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it's rears straight forward and fronts straight back
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:09 AM   #16
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Same as post 5
Here's a link...in it step 6 tells you what's in post 5(right hand picture)
http://www.ehow.com/how_6371807_corr...ires-jeep.html
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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it's rears straight forward and fronts straight back
You picture can't be seen, unless of course it is a picture of a red X. Simply swapping front to back is for directional tires. Most SUV tires are not directional.
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READ POST #8-

This isn't a big problem

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For those who got just as confused as I did...




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spare to rr, rr to fr, fr to rl, rl to fl, fl to spare



Good info. I'm going to rotate my DuraTracs every 5K miles. First time Jeep owner so I was not sure about the 5-tire rotation. Thanks

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