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Old 11-22-2007, 04:01 AM   #1
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Swap front with rear tires

Hello forum. I got some tires for 14 months now and I am scheduling to bring the back tires on the front, because the front tires sustain bigger wear.

So I am asking if the right front tire has to be placed rear right or rear left (cross)?

Thanks in advance. Ford Focus ST170, 2004


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Old 11-22-2007, 09:30 AM   #2
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You should really run your hand along the tires

If you feel bumps, called cupping, you need to place the tire in the opposite direction of the cupping.

You may end up crossing all 4

You may end up crossing the rear tires to the front

You may end up crossing the fronts to the rear

You may end up moving them straight back and forth.
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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If theyre a directional tire, youre stuck with front to back rotation. If not then you can cross all you want!
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Cross anyways, what could it hurt? Unless they're directionals, in that case don't (duh).
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:34 AM   #5
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The front tires are directional and are more worn than the rear tires, as the power of the car is at the front tires only and therefore if I bring the rear tires on the front the car will respond better.

If I understood well your replies, I should not cross them, which please confirm.
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It sounds like you understand correctly. If your tires are directional then you do not cross them.

Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:15 AM   #7
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directionals going the wrong direction is bad news lol be ready to hydroplane
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