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Old 27th December 2007, 23:50   #16
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lol...Spoke to my dad today and now he says that you shouldnt cross them. Generally, for radials, they dont cross the tyres. No question of uni-directional or asymmetric tyres. General rule is that radials ---> dont cross.

Best thing for you to do is to go to the Michelin USA or something site and email them. Dont do that in the Indian site. Trust me on that. You'll get better and technically sound replies from the American/European guys....

EDIT: See this post. Explains everything very very clearly.

LS1GTO.com Forums - View Single Post - Are most tires one-sided?

I think yours is a onesided tyre and not a uni-directional tyre. Exactly what kpzen said. Do look at your tyre pattern and confirm.

EDIT 2 : Yokohama - Understanding Your Tires

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Old 28th December 2007, 12:25   #17
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I follow the "same side" rotation rule myself. After a tyre has gotten bedded-in rolling one way for 10000 kms, I dont think it would be a good idea to make it roll the opposite way.
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I follow the "same side" rotation rule myself. After a tyre has gotten bedded-in rolling one way for 10000 kms, I dont think it would be a good idea to make it roll the opposite way.
Then how do you counter unven wear caused n the direction of rotation?
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Old 28th December 2007, 19:52   #19
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Then how do you counter unven wear caused n the direction of rotation?
That shouldnt happen if your wheels are aligned properly and balanced perfectly.
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How importent is rotating tyres (changing the position). I heard the atleast once in 5000 kms, its good to swap the tyres. Is that very important? Will that affect driving?
Anybosy tried any seen any improvements in stability, milage etc?

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Friends,

How importent is rotating tyres (changing the position). I heard the atleast once in 5000 kms, its good to swap the tyres. Is that very important? Will that affect driving?
Anybosy tried any seen any improvements in stability, milage etc?

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Buddy Benny, Rotating tyres every 5000K along with Aligment Checks on the car and wheel balancing will increase the usable life of the tyres. The tyre grooves will wear out evenly, if this practice is followed.
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Tyre rotation is done to ensure that all the tyres wear out evenly and you can use a single set of tires till it's rated life(or close to it) . If tyre rotation is not done, then each tyre will have different levels of wear which you dont want. Imagine the front tyres having more wear than the rear tyres and your spare wheel as good as new. So it's important to get it rotated. I dont see how it will affect Mielage and stability.

Stability depends on wheel alignment and balancing, which they do generally with the rotation of the tyres and they also give you smoother ride. Mielage does not depend on these but rather to a good extent on the tyre inflation.
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Tyre rotation is done to ensure that all the tyres wear out evenly and you can use a single set of tires till it's rated life(or close to it) . If tyre rotation is not done, then each tyre will have different levels of wear which you dont want. Imagine the front tyres having more wear than the rear tyres and your spare wheel as good as new. So it's important to get it rotated. I dont see how it will affect Mielage and stability.

Stability depends on wheel alignment and balancing, which they do generally with the rotation of the tyres and they also give you smoother ride. Mielage does not depend on these but rather to a good extent on the tyre inflation.
Mileage does depends a LOT on wheel alignment. It is almost more important than tyre pressure.
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That shouldnt happen if your wheels are aligned properly and balanced perfectly.
Even if your wheels are balanced and aligned, still uneven wear occurs.
This uneven wear is resultant of teraction and braking..
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That shouldnt happen if your wheels are aligned properly and balanced perfectly.
You are right to an extent of 100 km after you align/balance you wheels. Alignment/balance will get out of perfectness in no time. There would be slight uneven wear of tyres after 500 km of alignment/balancing that you can't avoid.
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I do balencing every 1500-2000 kms, But I am not sure if the service guys does this for me. I have to check this from now on.

Thanks to everyone for shedding lights on this.
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Odd.... where I live we just switch tires from the front to the back &
viceversa. No "crossing". I've been following the same method with
all three cars I owned (Opel D Kadett, VW Golf MKIII and now the
Suzuki Alto MKIII a.k.a. Maruti Zen). Never had any problems.
Changes take place every 15.000 km's or so.

The fact that I'm always checking my tyre pressure could help.
I always "overinflate" the tyres just a bit (0,1 ~ 0,2 Bar).
Shocks are tested every year, so is the alignment & balance
of the wheels/tyres.

Or it's just the fact that we have excellent roads here. Don't know.

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What about spare tyre?

I would prefer to rotate it as well to use all the five tyres.
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Smile Potenza GIII's.....tyre rotation plan please

KP & the tyre gurus on the forum, kindly advice on a tyre rotation plan for the Potenze GIII's please.

Indica Turbo - Have crossed the 12K kms mark over the last quarter of an year and seemed to have completely forgotten the rotation plan during the 10K service at TASS.

Have a long Bbay - Goa - Bbay run coming up over the next week and wanna have this rotation done up.

Please assist.

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Can someone please arrange for a diagram showing the ideal method for tyre rotation please?
This will help a lot of people.
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