I can remember on friends car (maybe 1980 monty) and he purchased
some new american racing rims that had a swoop pattern.
so he came to my house so I can check out his new rims. and I look and tell him the pattern is going the wrong way. he went back to the shop and bitched.
the guy took about an hour to explane that thats how they come.
Just think... if ya took the car in to have the tires roatated, when ya got it back they might all run the wrong way
That could happen and did on my son'* probe but when I had mine done last week I stated I wanted the tires rotated front to back only, this was where I discovered all the wheels are the same direction.
Shops should be getting a lot better at noticing these things now with uni-directional tread becoming more and more popular. My snow tires (on 20-spoke honeycombs) are uni-directioal and I have written on the inside edge of the rim (with a sharpie) what side they go on just to make it easier. There'* nothing worse than getting everything all switched over and on the ground only to realize that you've got them on the wrong sides... I haven't done it on my b'ville, but I did do it on one of my dad'* tractors when my brother and I put the duals back on... Nothing like pulling off 400+lb rims/tires again just to switch sides to firmly inbed the notion of LOOKING AT THE DAMN TREAD before putting them on! LOL...
On the 2001 SSEi wheels as seen below, did Pontiac only make them in one direction? Why on the left side of my car do they point backwards and on the right side of my car they point forwards?
It makes no difference which side of the car you put the wheel on it will still point in the same direction based upon the side. It would be my luck to get a car where the factorymessed up and put the same direction wheel on both sides. Tell me that'* not the case.
Don't worry, even my 95 has that..... It didn't hit me untill a couple of years after I owned the car.... Was doing the brakes and noticed that the wheels were pointing in diffrent directions....LMAO