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Old 04-28-2003, 04:44 AM   #11
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You could therotically change sides.. left and right.. and that will change the directions of the thread to be correct.. obviously if you have the front passenger side backwards.. then bonus.. Why can't you change sides? as long as the tire is balanced.. and the other side thread patterns is also backwards? A lil info for my personal knowlege please?
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If you did swap front-to-back, you would have to do it in an "X" pattern...i.e. left rear-->right front. Before doing this, how many miles do you have on the new tires? The reason I ask is that you should never rotate radial tires in the "X" pattern as a rule (that was the old days with bias ply tires), due to possibly screwing up the radial plys or something like that. But if you have only had them on for a couple hundred miles, it shouldn't hurt. Otherwise, you will need to get them re-mounted/re-balanced.

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Old 04-29-2003, 01:32 PM   #14
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If only one tire is backwards, you can't just swap it to the other side, since of course the tire on that side will be turning in the wrong direction when you exchange it with the first one. Everybody clear on that now?

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Ho-kay... um...

Look, just remount the tire on the rim so it'* turning the right way, and that oughtta do it. If the tire isn't actually carrying arrows indicating a _required_ direction of rotation (e.g. Aquatreds, Gatorbacks), it'* not a colossal screwup, but you're going to have handling problems with one tire facing a different direction than the others.

Agree with everything that'* been said about the water dispersal problems, too...
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I would think that a company making directional tread tires would be kind enough to at least put arrows pointing the direction of rotation.
Rotating directional tread tires you just put fronts in the back and backs in the front. No X.
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