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#924222 - 10/05/17 10:43 AM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: FredDwyer]
Chas311 Offline
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I don't find the link right now, but in response to your thought about dry road experience, the same principle applies ---- it is the "over steer" factor that comes into play even on dry road surfaces, obviously to a different degree on dry roads-- new tread on rear axle.

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#924313 - 10/06/17 09:33 AM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: bilvihur]
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You should buy four at a time and rotate them every oil change.

If you are in an area with winter you should use 4 snow tires and do same.

Tires and brakes are two things I never skimp on.

I have 8 rims for all my cars and trucks winter and summer tires.

Deductible on one accident almost pays for tires.
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#924317 - 10/06/17 09:54 AM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: bilvihur]
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The place I buy my tires from rotates for free whenever I want. They do my oil change too. Both, every 5,000 miles.

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#924319 - 10/06/17 10:13 AM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: Chas311]
FredDwyer Offline
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
Originally Posted By Chas311
I don't find the link right now, but in response to your thought about dry road experience, the same principle applies ---- it is the "over steer" factor that comes into play even on dry road surfaces, obviously to a different degree on dry roads-- new tread on rear axle.


But on dry roads, less tread means more traction. That's why dragsters use smooth tires, no tread. Something to think about.
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#924345 - 10/06/17 01:12 PM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: notnew2diy]
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I vaguely recall that, back when radials were relatively new, that radial tires took a "set", so if new tires started on left side, they had to stay on left side, and same for right side.

Is that an old wive's tale, are new radials better or am I delusional again ????
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#924350 - 10/06/17 03:08 PM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: Suenmark98]
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Vehicle manufacturers will often specify in the owners manual a particular or recommended rotation pattern for their vehicles; and, there is a tire design (directional tread design, I think) which requires tires be rotated only front-to-rear/rear-to-front/same side.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=43

(Not sure about the "delusional").

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#924378 - 10/06/17 09:19 PM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: Chas311]
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I was reacting to notnew2diy's post where both passenger side tires blew, so they switched an existing tire from the drivers side to the passengers side.
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#924385 - 10/07/17 07:30 AM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: Suenmark98]
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Originally Posted By Suenmark98
I was reacting to notnew2diy's post where both passenger side tires blew, so they switched an existing tire from the drivers side to the passengers side.


Im no expert on tires. My 07 Sierra, oil @ 10K, tire rotation same time. I always X all 4. Only problem I ever had was on a General tire. Local, trusted, repair guy said the tire was out of balance about 6ozs. I could only run that tire on rear pass.

Dealer said, on a normal 4 tire rotation...
...rears get moved to the front, remains on same side.
...fronts get X'ed to the rears.

Wife's ride...
...rear driver did not move
...front driver to rear pass
...2 new front tires.

I've driven it once since the switch. I noticed nothing, but really do not drive it much. Wife has not complained.

We'll see what happens...notnew...
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#926593 - 11/10/17 08:55 AM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: FredDwyer]
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 1749
Loc: N. Florida
Originally Posted By FredDwyer
On a front wheel drive car: The front tires wear more because they work against the pavement to pull the car, and because they carry more weight than the rear (engine and transmission) and because they provide more of the breaking force (stopping transfers weight from the back to the front during the stop).

For those reasons, and because a catastrophic failure of a steering tire is more dangerous than a catastrophic failure of a rear tire, the better tires should be on the front.

Where did you find the Internet directions to put the new tires on the rear? Maybe I'm wrong and can learn from those sites. Just doesn't make sense to me now.


For all the above reasons, I totally agree.....have always put best tires on the front.
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#926603 - 11/10/17 10:10 AM Re: New Tire Placement [Re: kerk]
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Loc: Hudson Valley, New York
Originally Posted By kerk
I totally agree.....have always put best tires on the front.


So did I before I read info like this.
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