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Old 12-15-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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Exclamation Quick tire question

If you have directional tires, you can NOT swap the tire from left to right side even if you take the tire off the rim and turn it around for the other rim. They are specifically left or right-side tires.

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:17 AM   #2
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No, you could have them re-mounted the other way if you wanted.

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:45 AM   #3
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ok. but to be absolutely specific, I have Toyo T1r's.

Looking at the tires mounted on the car, the right-side tires have a 'RIGHT' stamped on them and the left side has 'LEFT' stamped on them.

I can't see, but does that mean the inside of these tires has the opposite direction stamped on them, so if I flip them around on the opposite rim, they are still facing in the proper direction? I should have checked before I had them mounted.

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