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  # 1808399 28-Jun-2017 18:02
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Jase2985:

not really when the outside is still the outside, if you have camber on one side you will likely have it on the other (the car is aligned). so its really pointless.


if you flipped the tyres on the rim (which you cant with asymmetrical) then yes it would help with any uneven wear.


was there any uneven wear on them? no, then dont worry about it, its fine



All 4 tyres were new a year ago and I had a wheel alignment done when I purchased them, so wear is even between left and right.

In this instance it was more of an academic question.

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  # 1808652 29-Jun-2017 09:35
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A minor consideration from a far flung region. 

 

Any tyre I have used will wear more quickly on the left due to camber and narrow un banked cheapness of local roads.  Without the need to drive at competition speeds complete crossed wheel rotation provides complete wear.  The full set of five tyres  can be replaced before punctures and reduced traction in adverse conditions becomes a worry. 

 

Not much to gain apart from less episodes of repair and the possible full set discounts at replacement time.

 

 

 

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  # 1812516 4-Jul-2017 12:55
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I've always found the left-front tyre wears the fastest if you do a lot of city driving (roundabouts, etc.).


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  # 1812576 4-Jul-2017 13:44
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Never understood the logic behind tyre rotation. I'm sure it could save a few $ maybe? but don't think the time/efforts is really worth it. if you one of those people that save every penny, then go for it.

 

Most places these days want to charge for rotation. So if anything is really saved on tyres, its spent on rotation/balancing. Yes you could rotate yourself, but I would not do so without re balancing anyway.

 

My philosophy with my front wheel drive vehicles is to just get 2 new front tyres every +/- 50,000km's (or however long they last u) and replace all 4 every +/- 100,000ks. Normally I do wheel alignment at the same time, and get it free most times due to tyre purchases.

 

 


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  # 1812587 4-Jul-2017 14:12
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Wiggum:

 

My philosophy with my front wheel drive vehicles is to just get 2 new front tyres every +/- 50,000km's (or however long they last u) and replace all 4 every +/- 100,000ks. Normally I do wheel alignment at the same time, and get it free most times due to tyre purchases.

 

 

 



You should be replacing tires when they show sidewall damage or tread wear is on the wear tabs. Not when its on the cords or steel belting or at a desired KM interval. When its flush with the wear tabs or show sign of damage you replace them. If your tires have sidewall or tread damage they can fail. Go have a little look on youtube if you want to know what happens when tires de tread themselves or blow out. 


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  # 1812643 4-Jul-2017 15:26
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Coil:

 

Wiggum:

 

My philosophy with my front wheel drive vehicles is to just get 2 new front tyres every +/- 50,000km's (or however long they last u) and replace all 4 every +/- 100,000ks. Normally I do wheel alignment at the same time, and get it free most times due to tyre purchases.

 

 

 



You should be replacing tires when they show sidewall damage or tread wear is on the wear tabs. Not when its on the cords or steel belting or at a desired KM interval. When its flush with the wear tabs or show sign of damage you replace them. If your tires have sidewall or tread damage they can fail. Go have a little look on youtube if you want to know what happens when tires de tread themselves or blow out. 

 

 

Yes of course. Those km's are just from my own personal experience, and that's how many km's i seem to get with my tyres long before they reach the stage that you mention. Only once in the last 5 years have I had to replace a tyre due to sidewall damage (bubble). It was caused from hitting a rock at high speed. Unfortunately that Tyre was nearly new.

 

 

 

 


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