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Old 13th July 2005, 17:23   #1
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Can someone shed light on the correct procedure for rotation of directional tread tyres? Is the front-back switch enough, or do they need to be taken off their rims? If so, what pattern should I follow for rotation?

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Old 13th July 2005, 17:30   #2
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A simple front to rear switch (same side ofcourse!) is good enough for all except the most hardcore maintenance freak.

Or you could try out the signature "Drifter Trademark":
Front left: cut slick but correct direction
Front right: bald and wrong direction
Rear left: good condition, correct direction
Rear right: Don't ask!!
Air pressure: 15psi!!!! (don't ask!)

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I prefer grip in corners, thank you very much! Now I know how drifter acquired the name!
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Your rotation pattern depends on how many directional tyres you have.

1. If you've got just 4 directional tyres (spare being multi directional).

Then, you need to switch the tyres between the front and the rear, on the same side.


2. If your spare is also a DT.

Then here's what you do.

Front left goes onto rear left
Rear left goes onto the front left
Front right goes into the boot
Spare goes onto the rear right
Rear right goes onto the front right.


NOTE : The above roatation can only be done if the spare faces the correct direction when fitted on the right hand side. If you find that the spare faces correctly when fitted onto the left side of the car, all you need to do is invert the rotation.

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