Thread: tire rotation
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #6
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To get the most tread life out of your tires, and since the Xis have a square set up (unless you have gone to a staggered set up), the tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. If you run different air pressure between fronts and rears, don't forget to adjust it accordingly. The ONLY way to rotate radial tires IS front to back ON the same side, doesn't matter if they are directional or not. Non-directional radials Will take a set when installed new and Will Not perform correctly if taken from the right side to the left side, the worse case scenario is that the plies will begin to separate with the tires rotating in the opposite direction. If you use All-Season tires and don't put snow tires on for the winter, keep the tires with the most tread up front for better steering traction in the snow and ice.
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