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      03-24-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Switching Tires From Side to Side

I know BMW doesn't recommend rotating tires but what about switching the tires on the same axle from one side to the other? Our cars don't come with directional tires. Not that my tires look uneven but I imagine it would balance the wear more evenly.

Anyone try it?
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      03-24-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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Unless yours has some non OEM tires, the tires are asymmetrical and cannot be rotated that way. On the sidewall of the tire it clearly states "outside."
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If your tires aren't oem it may help with inside wear due to the camber of our cars.
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PS2's are asymetrical, but not directional, so they can be rotated from side to side. I don't think it helps much with wear however.
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Unless yours has some non OEM tires, the tires are asymmetrical and cannot be rotated that way. On the sidewall of the tire it clearly states "outside."
By just switching the tires from side to side, the same "outside" of say the left front tire will still remain on the outside on the right front. I'm not talking about R&R the tires from the rims. The only difference is the tire will now rotate in the opposite direction.
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Unless yours has some non OEM tires, the tires are asymmetrical and cannot be rotated that way. On the sidewall of the tire it clearly states "outside."
ummm, if you flip them, they still say "outside". You're confusing this with directional tires, which PS2s are not.

but back to OP, given the layout of the car, switching them side to side would not help much with wear, unless you have a bad camber/toe setting on one of the corners
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