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Old 06-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Tire rotation

Hi, I have a 09' SES and I been having the tires rotated every 5000 miles with the OEM tires, now I have just got new tires and the place I bought the tires from said every 6000 miles. Just wondering what people thoughts were on this subject. Thanks,


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the milage interval should be between 5,000 and 7,500 miles, as long as they are rotated regularly 5 or 6k wont make a difference.
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Thanks, just wanted to make sure. I have another question that I just thought of: on my receipt for my tire purchase they had 95lbs for the lug nut torque. I wanted to make sure so they showed me for my car that's what they have in the computer. Does that sound right? Thanks
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As long as your alignment is in spec, tire rotation depends purely on how you drive the car. I drive a little aggressive so I rotate them every oil change at about 4,500 miles. If you drive like a grandma you could probably go 10,000 miles between rotations. If you drive like the average Joe Id say every 6,000 miles as well.

94 ft/lbs for the lugs. Rounding up to 95 won't make any difference.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for the info.
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I have about 11,000 miles on my 2012 and have rotated once at 6K. The left side tires are significantly worse than the right due to a lot of right turns up in the canyon. Was thinking about doing the X pattern this time, any problem doing that with the OEM non directional tires?

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If they're non directional there should be no problem using a x-pattern. Check your owners manual as it usually shows all recommended rotation patterns based on the tire design you have.
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I rotate mine every other oil change .
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A lot of shops don't recommend x pattern rotation on full independent suspension cars since the alignment can be different on all four corners. You might get a little bit of pulling at first. X patter is no problem with straight axel in the rear since camber and toe are "always" at 0 and any uneven front wear will get evened out.
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