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gregsjeep13 11-10-2013 05:03 PM

Tire Rotation Pattern
 
What's the best tire rotation when including the spare? Or is it better to keep the best one of my current tires as the spare? I am going to be buying my first new set of tires and I want them to last. Thanks.

Jerry Bransford 11-10-2013 05:07 PM

If you're buying 5 new tires, it's best to rotate all five tires to keep them all equally worn.

Here's a good rotation pattern... and pay no attention to anything you might read that says you can't switch sides on radial tires, that hasn't been true in over 20 years.

This is not the only acceptable rotation pattern but it works well for a RWD vehicle.

LF-LR
RF-RR
LR-spare
Spare-RF
RR-LF

jherrington 11-10-2013 05:08 PM

http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires...otation_fg.jpg

see here.

Barmanvarn 11-10-2013 05:09 PM

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jherrington 11-10-2013 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 6021554)
If you're buying 5 new tires, it's best to rotate all five tires to keep them all equally worn.

Here's a good rotation pattern... and pay no attention to anything you might read that says you can't switch sides on radial tires, that hasn't been true in over 20 years.

LF-LR
RF-RR
LR-spare
Spare-RF
RR-LF

or that.:mooning:

gregsjeep13 11-10-2013 05:11 PM

Thanks

gregsjeep13 11-17-2013 01:48 PM

Sorry if this seems repetitive but just want to be sure.
I can switch tires sides (rim and tire together) without issue with Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's. Thanks.

BLK00TJ 11-17-2013 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregsjeep13 (Post 6189242)
Sorry if this seems repetitive but just want to be sure.
I can switch tires sides (rim and tire together) without issue with Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's. Thanks.

As long as the tires aren't directional you are fine. MTZs aren't.

gregsjeep13 11-18-2013 07:53 PM

Thanks


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