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Tire rotation front to back ok? #4712225
03/31/18 10:31 AM
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Jake777 Offline OP
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I have two FWD vehicles I’m maintaining. A Honda Odyssey and a Nissan Altima. I know the proper tire rotation pattern fronts to rear and rear across over to front but it’s so easy to just jack up left side right side and simply drop the front to back and back to front. Is this “good enough”. Does anyone else use this more simple method and has everything worked out fine? And I realize directional tires are done this way. So anyone with directional tires have any advice on how their tires hold up just going front to back.

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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712234
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I cross rotate to even out cupping on my tires. The only time I do straight front to back is on directional tires. Yes it's more time consuming but it gives me more even tire weat and longer life in addition to keeping tires quiet.


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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712235
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I think so. That's what you'd have to do if you had directional tires. Better than not rotating at all.


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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712239
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I figured that bu I was hopeful someone would tell me they do front and back only and haven’t noticed anything strange. Oh well I guess you just have to cross them.


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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712240
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I would think it would be helpful, even if not ideal.

If you run directional tires, front to rear swap is all you can do without remounting the tire on the rim.


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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712252
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I do front to back tire rotations on my FWD and RWD cars and haven't seen anything odd happen. Tires are not directional and they do wear out evenly.

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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: berniedd] #4712253
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Originally Posted By: berniedd
I do front to back tire rotations and haven't seen anything odd happen. Tires are not directional and wear out evenly.


That’s what I’m talking about. Anyone else?


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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712255
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That's Toyota's recommendation for tire rotation for my 04 Camry. Tires seem to wear evenly using this method.

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Front to back is all I've ever done - for multiple cars over the last 35 years.

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I have been doing front to back only for several sets of tires each on the following vehicles:

2001 Dodge Ram 2 wheel drive
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 WD
2006 Corolla

I've never seen or felt a problem.

Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712265
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Front to back is all I do, and I get close to the full rating (kms or miles) from my tires. I get an alignment done right away if I notice anything like a slight pull or off center steering wheel, usually due to a pot hole or similar.


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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712274
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Originally Posted By: Jake777
Originally Posted By: berniedd
I do front to back tire rotations and haven't seen anything odd happen. Tires are not directional and wear out evenly.


That’s what I’m talking about. Anyone else?


If all you were looking for was someone to agree with you so you could take the easy way out why would you ask? If you want to do just front to back do it. Does it work, sure, is it better than not rotating, absolutely. Is it as good as cross rotating at preventing or removing heel to toe feathering or tread edge cupping, absolutely not.


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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: DBMaster] #4712280
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Originally Posted By: DBMaster
Front to back is all I've ever done - for multiple cars over the last 35 years.


Same here, for over 40 years now. I recently pitched a set of OE tires that went over 60K miles doing that, not because they were worn out, because they were 10 years old and I wanted a new set for the winter.


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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4712287
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You seem a bit defensive about your using the proper method vs me wanting a more easy way. I was looking to see if other people had used the “easy way” and could attest to it doing “just fine” when you search online all formal responses are specifically listing the “proper” method. I respect you for doing it the exact way specified and you are the better for it I’m sure. Who knows by asking I might have heard responses like “I tired that and it didn’t work out well”. But so far I’m getting the feeling that after a few years of front to back things might just be “fine”.
Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
Originally Posted By: Jake777
Originally Posted By: berniedd
I do front to back tire rotations and haven't seen anything odd happen. Tires are not directional and wear out evenly.


That’s what I’m talking about. Anyone else?


If all you were looking for was someone to agree with you so you could take the easy way out why would you ask? If you want to do just front to back do it. Does it work, sure, is it better than not rotating, absolutely. Is it as good as cross rotating at preventing or removing heel to toe feathering or tread edge cupping, absolutely not.


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2015 Honda Accord

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Re: Tire rotation front to back ok? [Re: Jake777] #4712288
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On a front wheel drive only with directional tires, The rear tires don't care what direction they turn - they are just along for the ride, more or less. So - cross the fronts when rotating to the rear.


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