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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Rotating in a 5th spare

What's the proper way to do so?
Will it matter if the tire has a little less wear

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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Here is how I do it. Spare to driver front, driver front to driver rear, driver rear to passenger front, passenger front to passenger rear, passenger rear to spare. Repeat 5k later.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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I do it every 3k same day as oil change. Spare to Passenger rear - passenger rear to driver front - driver front to driver rear - driver rear to passenger front - passenger front to spare.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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Pretty much how I do it, really don't matter as long as the fronts go to the rear or spare and they all get rotated and there non directional tires.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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Spare to Passenger rear.
Passenger rear to passenger front.
Passenger front of driver rear.
Driver rear to driver front.
Driver front becomes spare.

What is the difference in the wear of the 4 tires and the spare? Are you talking like 1,000 miles or 10,000?
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Unread 06-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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^Better,
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Unread 06-12-2013, 11:12 PM   #7
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spare to passenger rear.
Passenger rear to passenger front.
Passenger front of driver rear.
Driver rear to driver front.
Driver front becomes spare.

What is the difference in the wear of the 4 tires and the spare? Are you talking like 1,000 miles or 10,000?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:50 AM   #8
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My reason on starting to do this when i get new tires is that if you have quadradrive you need to be wearing them down evenly, in case you gonna need that spare. Other than that i don't see why to do 5 tire rotation.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:01 AM   #9
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I bought 4 tires initially when I was new to the quadradrive... a year down the road I bought a spare and had to get it shaved down to match my other tires.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #10
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It's probably around 6k difference. Would a tire shop shave my spare down?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #11
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Get a depth gauge ... The recommended tolerance is within 3/32" of each other.

I don't know where you can get them shaved - I had TireRack shave mine when I ordered it for an extra $25.
Talk about money out the window.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 01:46 PM   #12
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Is QD really this sensitive? Anyone have any real life experience with issues from running unevenly worn tires?
My back of the napkin math says that even if one tire was a full 1/4" taller, on a 30" tire running at 50mph the rotational difference from side to side would be about 5rpm. Unless my math is wrong, as it often is. What's the threshold for these things engaging the clutch?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #13
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I have QT2 with, of course, open dIfs and my hand book still says to do a five wheel rotation....but I can't really see why it would matter too much with open dIfs. Unless you had massive differences in wear front to rear causing the 247 to engage...seems unlikely to me. But I will do it if you guys advise it as now would be a good time to start as a recently fitted five brand new Grabbers!
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