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Old 12-26-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Tire rotation "who's right"

Ok so it's a "busy" day in the shop today so we're bench racing "bs session" and such.

The normal tire rotation on a vehicle is a matter of preference but I default to "fronts straight back" and rears "crisscross" to the front.

Which brings up trailer tire rotation.

There's obviously no steer tire and theoretically both axles are cambered the same.

So what is right?

Swap tires side for side but leave them on the same axle? "Tires will run the opposite way"

Or criss cross front to rear?
"Tires will run the opposite way and be on the other axle"

Or move tires straight forward and back on same side? "Tires run the same direction only on different axles?

What ya think?



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Old 12-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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I criss cross front to rear....no rhyme or reason as to why
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #3
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I criss cross front to rear....no rhyme or reason as to why
Makes sense to me.

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Old 12-26-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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If you do not rotate trailer tires you can find axle aliment problems easier before it becomes a big problem. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:41 PM   #5
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Ok so it's a "busy" day in the shop today so we're bench racing "bs session" and such.
Being ours is a tire shop, we don't usually delve into tire topics during our down time 'philosophical discussions'. We ponder the important things....like why are they called APARTments, when they are so close together.

Here are the recommended patterns for four tire rotations on vehicles.

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Old 12-26-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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Unless you are a full timer that logs a lot of miles, your tires will dry rot or seperate before they wear. If you do log the miles, front to back, no criss cross is fine. If you see abnormal wear, either something is bent (like and axle) or you have worn spring bushings.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #7
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Being ours is a tire shop, we don't usually delve into tire topics during our down time 'philosophical discussions'. We ponder the important things....like why are they called APARTments, when they are so close together.

Here are the recommended patterns for four tire rotations on vehicles.

That's as clear as mud - the chart shows A and B can be used on rear and four wheel drive vehicles and C can be used on FWD vehicles,but B can also be used.

Why not just say there isn't a specific tire rotation for these vehicles?
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #8
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Side to side to counter road crown/road camber.

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Old 12-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
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The only force applied to the tires is braking.
Right side tires go on to the left side and vicious vercious.
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Who rotates trailer tires? Mine usually dry rot long before they wear out.
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