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Old 10-15-2012, 01:24 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by tomoyer View Post
... And I was taught, when radials first started becoming available, that you only rotate any radial on the same side of the car from front to back and visa versa, NOT using the "X" rotation pattern of the old bias ply-non radial tires.
Good post w/ lots of good info; except about crossing radials over the other side. You are correct in that when radials were first introduced it was not recommended to switch a radial to the opposite side of the vehicle.

However, with better materials and manufacturing processes those concerns have been withdrawn. Today virtually all the major manufacturers and general tire industry indicate that new radials are designed to have no problems if they are rotated to the opposite side, unless the tires are unidirectional.
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