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      09-18-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
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Track Square Setup - Rotation Question

So I have a 275/35/18 square setup and have run three trackdays at pacific raceways, mostly a left hander track and am planning to rotate my wheels.

My question is what sequence should I follow?

Should I do a cross - Front Right to Rear Left and Front Left to Rear Right .. or straight - front left to rear left and front right to rear right ? sorry if this is a newb question..
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That depends if you want to dismount and remount and balance. I'm assuming your tires are directional so can only go front to rear without taking them off the rim. I intend to run rest of season as is then do a left to right switch so my outside edge becomes my inside edge and vise versa. I will also put fronts to backs to try and even up the wear as fronts are seeing more especially passenger side at PR.
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What kind of tires are you running. Example - BFG g ForceR1s can be rotated in any combination desired. If any direction is approved by your tire manufact. rotate in opositon to ware pattern indicated on the tires.
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For dry conditions, I would rotate as needed for best tire life. Even directional tires are fine running in the opposite direction in the dry. If they are asymetrical, then of course direction makes no difference. The advantage of directional tires, they can be flipped on the wheel to allow inside-out rotation if camber wear is an issue.
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Is that really true? Can I run my advans backwards on the track? Switxh left to right without dismount.
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hmm.. I have dunlop star specs... they have directional arrows.. since these are my street tires I guess my rotation choices are limited..
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hmm.. I have dunlop star specs... they have directional arrows.. since these are my street tires I guess my rotation choices are limited..
Right, I would not leave them backwards for general street use.
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Same boat as me. Go front to back first if your on square then dismount and swap sides.
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Same boat as me. Go front to back first if your on square then dismount and swap sides.
ok thanks chris - will do this tomorrow.
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after all that i think im going to swap right and left front next. then go front to back. then right and left rear so basically moving my front passenger tire around the car as it is the most worn on the outside edge from PR. i figure with this route i will get 9-12 days out of my set of advan ad08s which i think is really pretty good.
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I only swap front left with rear right, and front right with rear left. That's just my driving style though. Tires normally don't worth to dismount since I can't do it by myself.
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i cant go right to left like that without a dismount as i run the ad08s on the street as well. figure since my inside edges are feathered and cupping some the side swap with dismount will even out some of the wear.
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