Me three.You render me speechless.
I've questioned frequent rotation (but not rotation entirely) in this thread and would like to emphasize that I've questioned it. I'm not offering wisdom and sincerely wonder about the topic; I would really like to see data about this subject. Further, I have strong convictions that what is "common sense" or "intuitive" to human beings is often not very intelligent [my Warshawsky JC Whitney vortex salad spinner aside - it's completely intuitive genius!] In every field of engineering that I've studied I've found examples of reality differing from layman understanding. That said, I have to assume that when an industry has a consensus about best practices, there's probably something to it.Me three.
Those arguing against tire rotation might be interested in challenging climate change, or perhaps adding several hundred horsepower to their Metris with a JC Whitney water injection system or the miracle fuel vortex spinner. I mean, dude, after all, you do need to base your decisions on your own alternative facts.
I agree with GML. I have an Astro van and Costco usually wants to rotate the front to the rear, but always keep them on the same side, but my alignment specialist recommended that I do cross rotation and it did help to get more even tire wear & more miles out of the them. Astro vans also seem to eat faster through tires. Still waiting on a custom build passenger Metris.Personally I’m a fan of cross tire rotation. That is to say that the front driver get put on the rear passenger. The value of rotating for turn related uneven wear may be limited, but there is probably something to it, and once you already have the tires all off the bloody vehicle you might as well move them from side to side too
So, were/are you able to get Costco to swap them side to side?I agree with GML. I have an Astro van and Costco usually wants to rotate the front to the rear, but always keep them on the same side, but my alignment specialist recommended that I do cross rotation and it did help to get more even tire wear & more miles out of the them.
Isn't this why we would rotate tires on a frequent basis? The change in wear at every rotation is very small.imacd said:Having to keep to the same side also meant that the spare could not be included as wear on that side would be 50% better.
At 6.6% taller than stock, they are even bigger around than my 235/60-17 at 5.1%. What's the load rating on them? Mine are only 100 H, but whatever.