James (and all),
that's another myth that when you carry out that procedure - rotating tires from one wheel and axle to another - you do something good about active safety. Nope, you do not.
It'a about money only - you paid for the whole set of 4 tires and w/o rotating you'll be using only two of the set (well, two and a half :)). The best approach in terms of safety will be keeping the whole set as it was installed the 1st time until the front tires are worn enough to be thrown away (say, two years). Then you buy two new tires and mount them on to the rear axle and move the old ones onto the front. But that's a darn big financial efficiency loss, right? Yep, it is. But there's always a trade-off in every way on whatever you go.
And I haven't yet said that tires get old even if you don't use them at all (rubber oxidation). Neither I have mentioned that you won't be able to find your model on the third run: it will be replaced with something new! (now - with the taste of strawberry!!!11)
I don't mean to say that you must never rotate tires - that's a good technique and it almost does not affect passive safety (via grip difference on front vs rear axles) if carried out at right time: when there's only a tad of difference between front and rear tire wear. But which of you rotate tires every 5000 miles? You used to to that occasionally, once a season. Right? right...
In two series will come to improper breathing you used to do all your life. Stay tuned!
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- Two good tires, two bad ones. What to do?, bender , Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:02:57
- If you are wearing them out as shortly as 1.5years, Tim, Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:15:12
- Re: Two good tires, two bad ones. What to do?, JimBlake , Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:52:31
- You never said you couldn't afford them! Just get the, nicknick , Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:21:30
- Re: Two good tires, two bad ones. What to do?, Simon S, Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:19:58
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