|04-03-2013 07:17 PM|
Rotating all 5 does 2 important things:
- ensures that all 5 tires are the same size and wear.
- increases tire set mileage by 25%. In a 5 tire rotation, rotated every 3000 miles @ 60,000 miles on the set, each tire will only actually have 48,000 miles. Each tire has spent 12,000 miles on the carrier.
Rotate all 5 and you are not wasting money you are using up all 5 tires equalling and you will go longer before you have to buy 5 new ones.
|04-03-2013 07:16 PM|
|04-03-2013 07:16 PM|
I am in total agreement with you - did just that with my 99 Yukon that I had for 8 years and a 91 Jimmy before that.
The only caveats are that one must hope that the spare tire continues to be manufactured for a number of years into the future so that when the spare, a Goodyear Wrangler in my case, is on the vehicle the other three are identical. I was lucky because the O.E. M. Jimmy and Yukon tire were in production a long time.
Also, the used spare mounted out back needs to look good - otherwise a cover is required. I prefer to keep it without a cover because covers get extremely hot in warm weather and that can't be good for the rubber.
|04-03-2013 07:15 PM|
I believe in rotating the spare in for a couple of reasons.
One is I'll get 20% longer use out of the 5 as compared to just wearing 4 and letting the spare sit. That doesn't really save any money because then there's 5 tires to buy instead of 4, but.... what if I want a different tire when the time comes. I may want to go to a different size or type and having the spare be different than the others wouldn't be acceptable.
So I'll go with the added 20% and knowing that I won't have to match my spare when I'm shopping for new ones.
|04-03-2013 06:58 PM|
|MI JeepSkate||im a tech at discount tire, i personally wont rotate my spare and i dont recommend any of my customers to do the same. reason behind that is when you do need new tires and you have a $300 spare like i do, youll only need three, and you can take the best one off the front or rear and mount it to the carrier for your spare|
|04-03-2013 04:39 PM|
|azyjjk||I had my dealer rotate my tires when it was serviced at 4K and they put the spare on the left rear. Will need to ask about that at the next service. I get "free" oil, filter and rotation as long as I own the vehicle, so don't want to do it or pay someone else to do it.|
|04-02-2013 05:13 PM|
TireRack has some information on rotation with and without directional tires... Don't know how much it'll help, but I'll post a link below... You may want to stop by a Discount Tire or similar tire shop and see what they say... Seems like the thread has gone cold... Sorry I couldn't be more help.
|04-02-2013 04:54 PM|
Thanks, that is the diagram I used... however, that's for non-directional.
My question above is regarding directional.
|04-02-2013 04:02 PM|
Just for info... Here is the diagram I use... Sorry about the quality, I am low on toner...
|04-01-2013 12:03 PM|
5-Tire Directional Rotation
Ok... so I have Pro Comp Xtreme A/T's. I did a 5-tire rotation using the diagram above in this thread. I just noticed that these tires are directional. Fronts are correct, backs are wrong direction. Been running them like this for about 4,000 miles. Is there a 5-tire rotation plan for directional tires?
Or does it even matter? I've read a couple forums that said the directional tread on all terrain tires is mainly for snow/mud/off-road/etc traction. As a daily driver on pavement, it doesn't really matter?
Should I stick with the 5-tire plan that I've already started, or get them back to the proper direction?
|03-31-2013 06:43 PM|
|wcbardwell||Funny thing... I wonder how long my tires are going to last... Since I average around 5,000 miles a year, my tires are being rotated every 2,500 miles... If you're wondering why, the maintenance schedule says that the tires must be rotated every 6 months or every 8,000 miles (which ever comes first)... Looks like those Duratracs are going to be waiting a long while... No worries though... Just means I can focus my attention on other things around the Jeep.|
|03-31-2013 06:24 PM|
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|03-31-2013 04:55 PM|
|jbook||So my tires have 17,000 miles and my spare is still with zero. Is it too late to start a five tire rotation? I've been having them rotates at 5,000 but just a four tire.|
|03-31-2013 11:35 AM|
|VaderJK12||My 5-tire rotation gets done every other oil change. So every 6,000 miles.|
|03-30-2013 10:10 PM|
|03-30-2013 04:58 PM|
|03-26-2013 09:55 PM|
|03-26-2013 09:43 PM|
just want to keep this where I can find it when I rotate.
|03-26-2013 09:36 PM|
In plain english, is it OK to do 5-tire rotation with these??
|03-21-2013 02:13 PM|
If you are doing a 5 tire rotation and then get the blow out you then convert to 4 tire rotation if the tread depth on the remaining tires is outside the limit for introducing a new tire. Most tire shops can tell you if you have crossed the line for that. 20K miles is the limit in most cases. At this point you just keep the new spare new and when it is time to replace the remaining 4 you re-start the 5 tire rotation.
|03-21-2013 12:24 PM|
Been a while since anyone posted here, but I'm in this situation so hopefully people will see this and provide thoughts.
Question for all folks saying its too late to start rotating in the spare after, say, 20-30k miles. What happens if you blow out a tire out something and have to replace it? Do you then replace all four?
That would get dang expensive. If they were all bald that would be one thing, but with 3 "decent" tires, I would just replace the one. But, I'm talking daily commuter vehicle, not precision climbing/digging machine.
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|02-04-2012 08:41 PM|
Similar Rotation Question
|01-05-2012 12:12 AM|
Directional tires will usually have an arrow on the sidewall showing intended rotation direction.
|01-05-2012 12:01 AM|
How to define a directional tires or undirectional tires?
are the attached tires are undirectional??
|01-03-2012 09:24 PM|
|daggo66||It might be to big of a difference in tread wear to start now.|
|01-03-2012 08:53 PM|
|cbooth||Hey guys, just traded in my TJ Sport for a JK Rubicon. My JK has 23k on it as of now and I want to start a 5 tire rotation. The spare is unused. Do you think I can include it in the rotation without creating any problems?|
|11-18-2011 11:50 AM|
|oilwell1415||If possible you always want to change the direction of rotation of the non-driven tires when you rotate the tires. If you don't the non-driven tires will eventually feather and get noisy because they only do work in one direction. Changing the direction of rotation reverses the feathering (if it isn't excessive) and increases the tire life by wearing parts of the tread that were not being worn before.|
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