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Old 08-25-2005, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I got a new set of tires about 4k miles ago. Never did a rotation myself with the old set of tires but I plan to with these new ones.

I got the Kuhmo Estas ASX. They are not unidirectional tires. Which is the best method to rotate these tires?

According to Tirerack, they say you can do a diagonal criss cross rotation.

In the WRX manual it says to rotate the left side front and rear on the same side and the right front and rear on the same side.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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When in doubt, go with the manual.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:17 PM   #3
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Move the rears in line with the car to the front, ie rear right goes to front right, rear left goes to front left. Then cross the front tires and put on the back, ie front left to rear right and front right to rear left. Then always follow this pattern when you rotate and you will have even wear.
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the manuals way is good if you only drive in a straight line ha ha
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the manuals way sucks if you have "fun" right or left everyday into work
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like what ludecrous said in post #3, does it have any advantages doing it that way vs. criss cross?

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Old 08-25-2005, 11:56 PM   #6
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oops, also
the manuals way is good if you have directional tires, so in Genners case it don't matter.

The difference between criss cross and the way I described in post #3 is that in a criss cross each tire only sees 2 corners of the car after 4 rotations, in the way i describe after 4 rotations each tire has been on every corner of the car, the assumption is that the way I describe would give better long term wear.
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sounds good to me...will do it that way!

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