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Re: New Tyres

Posted: Wed, 08 May 2019, 08:21
by bladecar
Yes, well, finally, this is how I did tyres for 10 years (rotation, not wheel alignments).

The easiest decision to make was where the rear tyres had even wear but the fronts had been punished around corners or were over or under inflated.
Then it was front to rear on the same sides.

If the fronts were particularly worn and one was getting a little doubtful, rears would go to front and the doubtful front would go to the spare with the spare moving to rear. More often than not, the spare had not been used.

In my day, maybe it was just me but I have never rotated tyres diagonally. Maybe it was just the whatever you first thought was right no matter the truth is what you stuck by :)

Of course, the above is where the owner of the car has not decided or been asked to decide on which tyres to replace.

As an aside, I think it is possible to get slightly unusual wear according to the road surface shape you typically drive. This is more common on motorcycles where the right side of the tyre wears more than the left because the road falls away to the left. Maybe truck deformation of the road on a common route could affect a tyres shape a little (just an idea).

Re: New Tyres

Posted: Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 16:15
by antiscab
well, I won't be able to find out if rotating the tyres and upping the pressure makes them last longer or not.
I had to replace them today as a result of destroying 2 of them with a big box kerb.
Given tyre 3 was bald on the outside, I made the call to replace all 4 ($600) and keep the best one of the of the old set as a spare.
40'980km on the clock.

Re: New Tyres

Posted: Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 17:07
by doggy
Hi Matt, you are sure knocking up the kilometres. Sad about killing the tyres.

What is your SOH now?