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Old 04-16-2003, 01:18 PM   #1
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Okay, might not be a big issue here.. but I was looking into the manual in the glove box and it says to move the front tires to the back straight, don't swap sides like the usual 2WD cars recommends.

Anyone have any input into tire rotation in the Suby? I wasn't sure if AWD system would behave funny or malfunction if I rotate tires from right to left, front to back?
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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The type of tire rotation also depends on your tires. Directional tires should be rotated front to back on the same side. Non-directional tires can be rotated front to back, then rear to cross-front. You basically want to move the tires around to reduce uneven wear resultant from any particular corner (i.e. the driver-side front wearing down from sharper right turns). At least, that's what I've been lead to believe.

Don't forget to do a search on 'tire rotation' to uncover more golden nuggets of information.

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Old 04-17-2003, 02:09 PM   #3
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I'm gonna rotate the stock tires around since I've noticed the driver side tires are having more outside edge wear than the passenger side. Just wasn't sure if I should just flop the tires left to right without causing problems.

I've done the search for tire rotation and most people were asking about tire brands and sizing issues.. but I'll search some more! Thanks.

EDIT: I read the sticky in the rims/tire forum.. but I think I have a different question than what that sticky is trying to answer in general. I'll dig around some more first..

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I'm gonna rotate the stock tires around since I've noticed the driver side tires are having more outside edge wear than the passenger side. Just wasn't sure if I should just flop the tires left to right without causing problems.
As long as your tires are non-directional (which I think they are), you should be able to swap the driver and passenger sides. You'll probably want to do a cross rotation... front driver to rear passenger and front passenger with rear driver.

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Old 04-21-2003, 01:23 AM   #5
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Usually proper rotationion is to bring front tires to back.. (don't cross them) then bring back to front and cross them...

next time you do same thing.. by bringing front ones to back.. and taking back ones to front and cross them


if tires are directional.. then you have to keep them on the same side.
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