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Unread 08-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Who rotates in their spare ?

Just got new tires, Buddy suggested rotating in the spare. Not sure how I never thought of that

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Unread 08-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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I always do the 5 tire rotation. You never know if your next tire will be the same tread pattern or size even, and I don't need no left over tire.

I rotate the tires at each oil change.
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I do as well.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
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I also always do a 5 tire rotation. No reason for that MT to just sit back there and get old
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Unread 08-27-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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Its a very good suggestion. I hate seeing tires on the jeep with barely any tread and one on the back with 100% tread. Or a band showing and on the spare and one brand new tire with the old.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #6
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I do.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #7
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I always do a 5 tire rotation.
A set of tires will last 20% longer if you rotate in the spare.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #8
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Also with auto lockers good idea too. Don't want to have the spare be a lot taller and mess with locker ratchet glad to hear will def throw the spare in rotation . Thanks
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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I don't but the tyre company I bought them from does a five tyre rotation for me every 3000 miles.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #10
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I rotate my spare. Jeep is 2nd vehicle so mileage only dictates 1 rotation per year.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #11
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I rotate in my spare. Back when I had my 04 Rubicon I found a used spare Rubicon wheel/tire for cheap so I did a 6 tire rotation leaving one spare on the Jeep and one at home. My tires lasted FOREVER!
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My second worse for wear tire goes as the spare:

The rears wear quicker so the fronts get replaced with new and the fronts go on the rear (I move them when the rears are at 50%), the worse for wear rear gets sold.

That's the only "rotation" I do...
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The rears wear quicker so the fronts get replaced with new and the fronts go on the rear,

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I was always under the impression that fronts wore quicker than rears ?

This is what I have always based this belief on. Pulled this off the 'net', so if must be true, right !!

"The engine, the heaviest single thing in a car, is usually at the front, so the front tires tend to carry more weight. The front tires also take care of all the steering duties. Plus, when you apply the brakes, the weight of the car shifts forward. Think about how often you brake while cornering, and you'll begin to understand why front tires almost always wear out faster than rear tires."
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #14
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always it cuts down wear by about 20%
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I was always under the impression that fronts wore quicker than rears ?

This is what I have always based this belief on. Pulled this off the 'net', so if must be true, right !!

"The engine, the heaviest single thing in a car, is usually at the front, so the front tires tend to carry more weight. The front tires also take care of all the steering duties. Plus, when you apply the brakes, the weight of the car shifts forward. Think about how often you brake while cornering, and you'll begin to understand why front tires almost always wear out faster than rear tires."
Drive tires wear fastest. So on Wranglers, the rears wear the fastest.

I don't rotate the spare in, but it's not a matching tire and probably never will be. I'll only ever buy 4 new tires, and the spare will just be whatever similar size tire from craigslist. It just has to get you home.
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