Drive Tires Rotation

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  1. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    Just curious to see what mileage intervals do you guys rotate your drive tires? Mine have 55,000 on them don't see any irregular wear or anything like that. If its not broke no need to fix it or should I get them rotated? Thanks.
     
  2. mnmover

    mnmover Heavy Load Member

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    Measure the tread depth with a gauge, usually the right rear drive tires wear faster, so when the tread depth differs, have them rotated. Use the X pattern, right front to left rear, left front to right rear. If your steering axle tires are the same as the drive tires, you can rotate them into the drive axle and put 2 of the drive tires on the steers. Running a tire on the drives for awhile, gets a good wear pattern started, and the tires will wear nicely when rotated to steering axle.
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I keep a tire wear chart, check depth every 10-15,000 miles.

    When I see a notable difference, then I rotate.

    Typically 50k or so.
     
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  4. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    Thank you. Steers are completely different from drives on my truck.
     
  5. woolybully35us

    woolybully35us Light Load Member

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    I rotate mine every 50,000. front to back then x next time. I got 263,000 miles out of mine last time
     
  6. bigguns

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    If you use a lug type tire, watch for heel and toe wear. Rotate the tires before the heel/toe wear gets very noticeable to maximize tread life.
     
  7. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    This works wonders on trailer tires too. Not a problem for most of you, as you can get the shallower trailer treads. The size we run isn't available in anything other than all-position, and that deeper tread is much more prone to irregular wear. Taking 1/3 -1/2 the depth off on the drive really helps.
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    50,000 on my Yoko's. Had them done on my last PM.
    I have a tire wear thread going lol.
    X pattern. That way they are turning the opposite direction as well for the next 50K.
    I dunno what a TA or someplace charges, but the guy I use through it in with my PM, took him less than an hour.
     
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  9. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    I noticed my right rear tires wear out faster too, I thought it was just way my truck is. Is it normal wear pattern then?
     
  10. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    Yes. Right rear wears the fastest. Left front wears the slowest.
     
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