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Old 10-08-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default michellin pilot primacy

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Pilot+Primacy

are these asymetrical? directional?

if theyre directional,how can you order two left and two right tires online? or is it automatic that they will ship all four tires in right direction,cause i havent order any tires in my life yet .

the reason i asked because i think im running the wrong direction with my tires

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if you cant see it, think i have 4 left tires..im running left tires on my right side.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:10 PM   #2
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It seems to be assymetric tire, not directional.
Tire needs to be assymetric AND directional to have left and right flavours.

Krzys

PS Does it have arrow for direction? Does it have "inside" or "outside" on sidewall?
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:13 PM   #3
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From the link you provided:

"On the outside, the Pilot Primacy molds a silica-based tread compound into an asymmetric tread design that features stable independent outer shoulder tread blocks"

So, yes, they are asymmetrical. And, yes, they are directional, judging by the tread pattern. If you order four, they will ship you a proper set.

Just out of curiosity, why are you looking at these tires? They are kinda pricey, and the reviews are mediocre.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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It seems to be assymetric tire, not directional.
Tire needs to be assymetric AND directional to have left and right flavours.

Krzys

PS Does it have arrow for direction? Does it have "inside" or "outside" on sidewall?
thats the problem,checked the tires for good 2 mins,didnt see anything
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:34 PM   #5
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From the link you provided:

"On the outside, the Pilot Primacy molds a silica-based tread compound into an asymmetric tread design that features stable independent outer shoulder tread blocks"

So, yes, they are asymmetrical. And, yes, they are directional, judging by the tread pattern. If you order four, they will ship you a proper set.

Just out of curiosity, why are you looking at these tires? They are kinda pricey, and the reviews are mediocre.
Tread pattern can fool you.
Check Nokian WR G2.

http://www.nokiantires.com/tyre?id=1...me=Nokian+WRG2

and large picture

http://digtator.dmp.fi/public/a175b0...older_id=17804

These are assymetric only too.

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Old 10-08-2008, 01:41 PM   #6
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From the link you provided:

"On the outside, the Pilot Primacy molds a silica-based tread compound into an asymmetric tread design that features stable independent outer shoulder tread blocks"

So, yes, they are asymmetrical. And, yes, they are directional, judging by the tread pattern. If you order four, they will ship you a proper set.

Just out of curiosity, why are you looking at these tires? They are kinda pricey, and the reviews are mediocre.
they came with the bbs i bought,i was confused cause i thought they were all season tires.

so im guessing im running them wrong?since i have directional tire?

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Old 10-08-2008, 03:23 PM   #7
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Tread pattern can fool you.
Check Nokian WR G2.

http://www.nokiantires.com/tyre?id=1...me=Nokian+WRG2

and large picture

http://digtator.dmp.fi/public/a175b0...older_id=17804

These are assymetric only too.

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Good point. I can believe those Nokians are not directional, based on the tread pattern. The Michelins still look directional to me. But since the OP says there are no indicators, it seems you are correct.

1stockWRX, it is a bit hard to see from your picture, but it seems like the tires are mounted correctly. The "outside" section of each tire is indeed on the outside of each wheel. The swooping part of the tread pattern is going a different way on the left and right sides. This is what led me to believe they were directional, and it seems that is the reason for your question.

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Old 10-08-2008, 04:40 PM   #8
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Good point. I can believe those Nokians are not directional, based on the tread pattern. The Michelins still look directional to me. But since the OP says there are no indicators, it seems you are correct.


Plenty of tires that seem like they are both...read the blurb (under note) in the link. Majority of the time, they are really assymetrical.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....za+RE760+Sport


Though every now and then, there are tires made for each side.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Force+T%2FA+KD
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:48 PM   #9
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So am i expecting some blown differential soon or not?whats the best advice you guys can give?thanks!
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:04 PM   #10
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So am i expecting some blown differential soon or not?whats the best advice you guys can give?thanks!


look at pic on tire rack(your pic is too dark to see orientation of your tires
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see how the tire is mounted in their pics
one 'side' of the tire is always on the outside of the wheel

if that is how yours are, the direction of rotation is irrelevant
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:57 PM   #11
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so,im taking that as "yes,you will be ok" and " theyre not directional"



yes,theyre mounted correctly..

thanks for the help guys!
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Thanks to Express_Wagon and krzyss for the education!
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:44 PM   #13
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My pleasure.

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Old 10-10-2008, 02:52 PM   #14
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i hope this img helps a bit


what can you say guys?
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:20 PM   #15
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if the tires ARE directional (which i have no clue as to yes or no) they will have an arrow somewhere on the sidewall. this arrow should point the way the wheel would be turning when going forward. so on your passenger side, it should point clockwise, and on your driver side it should poing counter-clockwise.

i have never heard of a directional tire that didn't have the arrow markings on them.

if the tires are only asymetrical, i am of utterly no use to you
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