Wheel Rotation and you!

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by MasterPooBaa, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    The average recommended distance between rotations seems to be every 15000 Km (10000 Miles).
    The local Tyre joint recommends a shorter period - Which no doubt helps their bottom line.
    With our performance FWD cars, I imagine front tyre wear will be higher than a standard vehicle.
    What do YOU do?
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  3. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    I swap wheels and tires about every other week for autocross, so I'm rotating them MUCH more often, less than 2000 miles.
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Mine are rotated free every oil change.
    I do that every 5K miles.

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  5. STDaddy

    STDaddy New Member

    Same here. Every oil change / 5K miles.
  6. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    Discount Tire will rotate your tires for free for as long as you have them. I'm quite sure it doesn't help their bottom line. Front wheel drive cars love to eat front tires faster than the rear, so I'd definitely recommend rotating them at least with every oil change if you want the most even wear.
  7. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    If you drive aggressively enough to wear the tires extra fast, then the rotation interval mileage should be reduced from standard requirements. If you let the wear get too lopsided, then when you do change the tires position on the car, the handling might be poor.

    When I was a young whipper-snapper, I once let the tires on a MG Midget get half-way worn down before I decided to rotate the tires. From then on, spinning in a half-circle when trying to speed around a corner was a common occurrence. It was some exciting driving, but max cornering speeds were drastically reduced. :)
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  8. limbo

    limbo Active Member

    10k is too long of an interval with the stock tires IMO. Looking at my wear so far I'll probably get ~20k miles out of mine and I'm pretty easy on the stock tires. I'd agree with others @ 5k intervals.
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  9. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I rotate the summer tires with winter ones :p

    I have never rotated tires in the traditional sense because I am always changing for seasons. When I take the wheels off for any reason, it is doubtful they always go back in the same position. Tire wear has been fairly consistent.
  10. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Me too. It has served me well for several sets of tires on several cars. I also swap on race tires/wheels for autox and snow tires for winter. I have the rims numbered on all the sets and I write down which corner they came off so I can keep my rotations straight and rotate them at the 5k interval.

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