November 27, 2005i got 37x12.5 super swamper ssrs and need to rotate them the locker in rear chews up the tires. how do u guys rotate which tire to where and so on and how often do u?
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November 28, 2005I rotate about ever 7000-10000 miles.
I usually take the drivers front to pass rear, pass rear to pass front, pass front to drivers rear, and drivers rear to driver front. Use one jack stand under the drivers front. Then move the jack to each tire around the truck.
November 28, 2005when I ran my Boggers daily, I would rotate front to rear every oil change, 3000 miles.
November 28, 2005On my Super Duty I do it just like Hanr3, but on my Bronco I do a 5 tire rotation with the spare. I had 36x14.5x15 SSRs on my old F150 and would not go more than 3 or 4000 before rotating. They wore fast and I had trouble keeping them balanced.
November 28, 2005I rotate mine every other oil change.
November 29, 2005Bias ply goes front to rear, rear to front.
Radial goes right front, left rear, left rear right front, left front, right rear, right rear, left front.In an X pattern.
Bias require frequent rotation, but all mud tires regardless of plies are soft rubber compounds, rotation is a must. Front camber will chew the edges off of your tires, softer the material, the quicker it goes, this is why rotation is important. My Scout II front axle had so much camber when the wheels were turned, they appeared to lean 12 degree's, gives a great bite off road, but hard on the tires when driving on asphalt.
November 30, 2005I should clarify a little more. What I posted is every other oil change on my DD.
On my toy, rotate, yea that might be a good idea.
March 26, 2006ask any tire professional they get rotated front to rear no cross switching. If a tire is wearing funny cross switching them does nothing. its usally an alignment issue or lack of maintenes. The only time u would ever x-switch a tire is it ur having some kind of radial pull
March 27, 2006
ask any tire professional they get rotated front to rear no cross switching.
So the owners manual is wrong, and I have been doing it wrong for the past 2 1/2 years at my part time job, in a tire shop? Hmmmmm........
You might want to check into that. The only time you don't cross them is if they are directional tires.
March 27, 2006i always do it just front to rear on the same side. part of the reason is laziness. much easier just to jack up one side at a time. doesnt the owners manual say something about rotating in the spare too
what is the point of cross switching anyways. i would think the back on a straight axle is straight so what does it matter where it goes unno
March 27, 2006I've noticed when I get my oil changed that they always do front to rear, then the rear tires to the front. I know because two of my tires are older than the other two and then two have more tread than the other two. Maybe that has soemthing to with it? I always thought it was front to rear, thne rear to front. I get mine roated every oil change every 3-4 thousand miles.
March 28, 2006http://www.mistupid.com/automotive/tirerotation.htm