Posted 09 July 2003 - 07:13 PM
Some suggest you should do it different in a 4x4 also
I have a 2wd tahoe, any suggestions?
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Posted 09 July 2003 - 07:20 PM
I have done it this way on every vehicle I own and have owned and it seems to give me the best tire life. Plus I keep an eye on the tire pressure. That I keep inflated to the max inflation on the tire side wall not what is in the door. This has been argued by many, but it has worked for me so I stick with it. To each his own.
Oh and I rotate every 6K to 8k.
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Posted 09 July 2003 - 08:24 PM
not true anymore...actually helps the tire wear more evenly (thanks to michelin)
I rotate mine front to back. Radial tires are not ment to be criss-crossed. This could cause a potential belt problem with in the tire.
they should go fronts cross to rear then rears straight forward, the opposite works almost as good
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Posted 09 July 2003 - 09:24 PM
The main thing is to pick a pattern and use the same pattern each time.
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Posted 09 July 2003 - 09:46 PM
Posted 10 July 2003 - 04:24 AM
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Posted 10 July 2003 - 07:18 AM
Posted 10 July 2003 - 10:25 AM
The rear wheel drive should be the same for the 4 wheel drive unless it is full time, then you cross them or do the straight front to back.
Posted 11 July 2003 - 04:03 AM
Posted 07 August 2003 - 07:29 PM
Posted 07 August 2003 - 07:41 PM
5 tire rotation hardly plays into the scheme anymore as the spare tire is most likely not the same (mainly size) as the working four tires. Somewhere there's a pattern though.
Edited by Tucson_02Silverado, 07 August 2003 - 07:43 PM.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 08:17 PM
Yeah, I know. I purposely bought the 5th tire to match my BFG 285's because i live real remote. I'm a military guy stationed in Suriname and could have to drive hours to help. That's why I got rid of the smaller tire that it came with. I wonder if I should just do the 4 tire rotation to be sure that the spare is in perfect shape if needed. Just like everybody else, I want to do it right but also efficiently.
Posted 08 August 2003 - 08:51 AM
It's encouraging to see so many replies that indicate the use of an "X" or "Modified-X" rotation pattern.
I do a five tire rotation, "Modified-X" pattern, as recommended by my truck's owner's manual and by my tire manufacturer. I do this every six thousand miles (every other oil change).
I use the spare in the rotation so that in the event that I do have a catastophic failure of one of the running tires (such as my wife putting a huge hole in the sidewall by driving the edge of the tire over a piece of angle iron), I'll be able to run with four evenly worn tires and then store the new fifth in the spare position, hopefully until it's time to replace the running set.