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Old 03-25-2009, 06:54 PM
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Hey guys, just a quick question with rotating rubber tires.

Ive heard some driver rotate their tires, left to right others front to back,
I can see the advantage of getting longer use out of them by doing this but which way is best or is it best not to rotate at all?
Ive tried both ways myself and am undecided by the results.
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The way I was told was to rotate from left to right and right to left, every 3 runs. And then you only ever bring your rears to the front, and never the front to the rears(due to the way the front tires wear).
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The way I was told was to rotate from left to right and right to left, every 3 runs. And then you only ever bring your rears to the front, and never the front to the rears(due to the way the front tires wear).
Yeh I though the other way front to back doe to its camber wear.
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I'll ask again to be sure. But I could have sworn it was rear to front and not front to rear.

Someone else should chime in
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The way I see it, even if you have the same camber setting front and rear, your tyres will wear differently because of things like toe in and out and akerman. If you then swap tyres front to rear your tyres contact patch will be a bit different. It would take some running to change this.

Having said all that I have change tyres front to rear before and didn't notice a big difference.
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I've heard both...don't swap fronts with rears and rears with fronts, but I've always gone corner to corner, but I do it *every* run and haven't noticed any bad handling tendencies.

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I've heard both...don't swap fronts with rears and rears with fronts, but I've always gone corner to corner, but I do it *every* run and haven't noticed any bad handling tendencies.

-rocky b
Corner to corner is that front left to rear right etc....actually if done every run, I can see the tires lasting much longer.
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Yup, corner to corner , every run. More consistent that way.
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