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Sblanck 02-28-2011 06:15 AM

replacing tires

So I rotated my tires this weekend and mentioned it to someone asking me about my weekend. He went on to say I shouldnt do that and just replace two tires at a time. Wear and tear on the tires will be the same whether I replace 2 or 4. I said there was no way it would be the same as two worn tires will not wear the same if two new tires on also on the vehicle. Whichever but I will wear my tires evenly and then replace them when its time, all four.


GA_TJ 02-28-2011 06:24 AM

Yeah, I don't really like that advice. If your tires are anything like mine, you lose nearly an inch of meat off the tread throughout the life of the tire. I say rotate 'em as often as you like to keep them even, and replace/upgrade them 4(5) at a time.

just4fun 02-28-2011 06:32 AM

Tire cost to much so I rotate all 5 of mine every 3k miles

flyin-lowe 02-28-2011 06:56 AM

About three years ago my father lost part of his drivetrain in his Grand Cherokee (I can't remember if it was the rear end, transfer case or what). He had earlier that year had a flat and put the spare on as it was a matching wheel and tire. The jeep is full time 4WD and they told him that the one tire being a different size was what caused the failure. I don't know if I buy this or not but the new tire was a little taller since the other tires had tread worn off. This caused things to be in a bind all the time. Anyone else ever heard of this scenario, or was the dealer mechanics full of crap?

Sblanck 02-28-2011 07:18 AM

Yeah I read about that AWD issue with tread thickness. That was something else I pointed out. New tread on AT's is about 1/2" thick, why would I want two tires with that and two with half that? Doesnt sound like a good scenario.

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