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Old 05-14-2007, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When you rotate your tires do you have to also balance them?

Never done that, and am just wondering if something else needs to be done when rotating the tires? i know the fronts go to the back and back to the front...

Sorry for the noob question.
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No need to balance, just rotate and you'll be fine
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The manual says to kriss kross. Jump Jump. But i have an LX
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The manual says to kriss kross. Jump Jump. But i have an LX
That is if you have stock tires and rims on, i have aftermaket rims and tires.. so all i have to do is drop the front to the back and the back to the front.
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Never done that, and am just wondering if something else needs to be done when rotating the tires? i know the fronts go to the back and back to the front...

Sorry for the noob question.
It would not hurt to get them balanced. If you do not just check tire pressure.
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You can tell if they need to be balanced by tire wear or you hit a pot hole or curb. As stated above, if your tires have directional tread, left front with left rear and right front to right rear. Non directional front to rear in a "X" pattern.
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how do you if its directional or not?
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It would not hurt to get them balanced. If you do not just check tire pressure.

I agree with
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how do you if its directional or not?
tread pattern and also says right of left on the sidewall of the tire.
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tread pattern and also says right of left on the sidewall of the tire.
I've never seen tires that say left or right on them but I guess this is possible.

Every directional tire I've seen has "rotation" and an arrow branded on them. It should be pointing towards the front of the vehicle. Asymmetric tires often have "outside" branded on them to let you know which way to mount.
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Toyo RA-1's say LEFT on one side and RIGHT on the other so that once you mount them you know which side they go on... of course this only matters at full tread depth, once the horizontal grooves are worn or shaved off it doesn't matter, they were just for channeling water anyway.
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usually no, but it depend on it you are seing any uneven tread wear when you rotate them
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Most tires have an arrow on them with a "direction" thing stamped right near it. Also, tire wear is not even connected to the balance of tires. (Let me correct myself, unless your tires are so horribly unbalanced, you may show some slight signs). But, rotated every 6-8,000 miles, and balance every other rotation. If your steering wheel is shaking, its more than likely a tire issue.

Also, say if your car is "pullling"/"pushing", dont jump and get an alignment, have your tires rotated and see if the issue goes away, and if so, you have pointed out the problem.
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