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Old 27 Jul 2004, 07:31 pm
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I had my tire rotated i think they rotated them from front to back

how wrong is this method ? how much damage is done by doing it this way
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Old 27 Jul 2004, 09:23 pm
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There's a couple different ways to look at tire rotation. For a long time, "some" said to keep tires on the same side of the car (back to front/front to back) because the steel belts in the tires would pull apart if you switched sides. Now, most manuals tell you to use a certain pattern of rotation (front to back/back crossed over when moving forward. Some even say to use the spare in the mix but most spares nowadays are the doughnut type. You asked how wrong was your method...My opinion, as long as you rotate any way, you'll extend the life of the tires...and it's a good way to keep a good eye on tread wear and look for any other problems.
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Old 27 Jul 2004, 11:14 pm
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Some tires are designed to rotate in one direction. The tred design is unidirectional. They should only be rotated from front to back.[8)]
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Old 27 Jul 2004, 11:53 pm
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Some tires are designed to rotate in one direction. The tred design is unidirectional. They should only be rotated from front to back.[8)]
Good point, Don. Since links had to ask, I took it that he probably had the OEM Goodyears tires on his PT and not aftermarket tires.
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Old 28 Jul 2004, 12:35 am
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I don't think there is anything wrong with front-to -rear rotation on a front wheel drive car. The front tires will wear much faster than the rear tires so moving them from the front to the rear will accomplish the most good. As far as the side to side rotation, unless 1) your vehicle is out of alignment, 2) you drive on VERY crested roads all the time or 3) you keep hitting curbs (Ouch!!), it probably isn't a big deal.

The issue of uni-directional tires is a good point but as Crewzin said, the original tires certainly aren't uni-directional.

In short, you should be OK!!
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Old 28 Jul 2004, 01:59 am
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I learned from Michael Schumacher, rotate the tiers evey sixteen laps! [8)]
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Old 28 Jul 2004, 08:23 am
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I learned from Michael Schumacher, rotate the tiers evey sixteen laps! [8)]
I usually wait for a yellow flag to change tires, that way I don't loose a lap.
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Old 28 Jul 2004, 02:07 pm
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If I recall correctly, the old bias plys were criss-cross, but steel belted is only front-to-rear.
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Old 28 Jul 2004, 03:02 pm
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If I recall correctly, the old bias plys were criss-cross, but steel belted is only front-to-rear.
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You are right but that info has been surpassed with the criss crossing method. Even the owners manual (mine 2001) has a diagram with fronts going straight back, backs criss crossing and going to front.
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im going to burn the rubb[8)]er off and buy new ones.
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