I have a 2010 Renegade that came with Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all Terrain tires. The Jeep has 11,000mi driven, and 30,000mi towed behind a motorhome. The tires have never been rotated. The tires have worn evenly across the tire and are not cupped. However, the Jeep rides and sounds like it is on off-road mud tires. This has gotten more and more noticeable as I increase the miles towed behind the Motorhome.
The tread on the front tires appears to be wearing so as to cause each section of the tread to form an aggressive angle which would give a better bite into dirt if off-road, but which gives a rough, noisy ride on smooth pavement. This pattern is caused, I believe, by the towed jeep directing the steering direction of the tires rather than the tires directing the Jeep as would be the case in normal driving. When making a right hand turn, the overhang of the Motorhome and hitch pushes the Jeep to the left while also pulling the Jeep ahead until the Jeep falls within the arc of the turn and is then pulled back to the right. I plan to rotate the the tires front-to-rear and I wonder if I can X-rotate the tires so as to change the direction of rotation of the tires? Years ago I was told tire rotation on a radial tire should not be changed. Is this, in fact, true?
2010 Liberty Renegade