Why rotate from side to side? Well, the Michelins had about 10k miles without being rotated and you should really see what happened to it in such a short period of time. Had I rotated after say, 5000 miles, the exact same wear (just half of it) would have happened just split between the front and back, which means that both tires would look like the front one after 20k miles. To me that sounds like too little miles. Maybe, there's a suspension issue, I dunno. It'll definitely get checked out.
I'd post a picture but don't have access to it now. Basically, the front right tire's outer part was worn so that most of the treads were smooth. I run the tires at around 36 PSI, sometimes 35 and perhaps that's too low; perhaps the tire is softer than most. I'm just afraid of wasting another set of tires so I'd like to be as careful as I can be on the next ones. Rotation from side to side will wear both the inner and outer part of tire.
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