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Old 02-16-2016, 07:49 PM   #1
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Dually Owners - Do you rotate your tires? If so, how often? And how?

Talked to a guy today that said that rotating tires on a dually was not needed. I disagreed.

What do you think? If you own a dually and rotate your tires, how often and how (which tire went where) do you rotate your tires?

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Old 02-16-2016, 07:55 PM   #2
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Go to Discount tire .com I rotate every 5000 and use their method. I have an IFS Chevy and front tires tend to scuff the edges. Wish it had a straight axle.
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Yep...rotate regularly not sure of pattern have a guy who works on heavy trucks do it a few times...however had to go to another shop for balance. He just couldn't get it right. Had what they call "road force balance" done. It works!!
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Go to Discount tire .com I rotate every 5000 and use their method. I have an IFS Chevy and front tires tend to scuff the edges. Wish it had a straight axle.
Thanks. What did Discount Tire charge you?
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:22 PM   #5
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Side to side rotation only.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:34 PM   #6
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Les Schwab does it for no charge, I do it every 10,000 miles. Outside to inside to front, same side.
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Took my old Ford to the dealer for a rotation. They suggested not to bother. Sold that truck with 53000 miles and they still looked good. My current RAM has 30,000 and they look excellent with no rotation. So, whatever. Each to his own.
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If you have aluminum wheels and you are still on factory tires it will cost a LOT to do proper rotation because the tires need to be dismounted from the rims.

Keep your front tires at 80psi all the time if you have a Diesel. Rotate the front tires side to side every 10K or so. Run the rear tires at 40psi unloaded and adjust to actual weight when towing. Don't rotate the rears.

40K on these MS2's

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Rotating tires can be a financial disaster, as they're all worn out at the same time. It's much easier to replace individually, as necessary due to wear. For most of us except full-timers, replacement is probably going to be needed because of age rather than wear.
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Front left to outside rear, outside rear to inside, inside rear to front. Same for right side. They don't charge for that service as I purchased the tires from them. I run 70 front and 40 rear and rotate every 5k.
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As Cummins said--because of the inside duals being different from the outside, proper rotation can run over $100 easy--my Ford manual just suggests side x side for fronts and rears...I did the complete rotation once on a 350 with 17" wheels at Discount Tire, and it was $125, but there was also balancing involved. I no longer do anything but s x s and use Centramatics for balancing. But now its 19.5" tires and they are a pain to change rims on, so no front to rear.
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Rotating tires can be a financial disaster, as they're all worn out at the same time. It's much easier to replace individually, as necessary due to wear. For most of us except full-timers, replacement is probably going to be needed because of age rather than wear.

My last set was $1800. I don't rotate and will replace them one at a time as required.
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My last set was $1800. I don't rotate and will replace them one at a time as required.
What the HE!! did you install for $1,800?

I installed MS2's on my 15 Dually with 200 miles on the clock. They cost $1278 with tax out the door at Discount Tire.
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Please correct me if I'm wrong because I've never had a dually until now (MH), but it would seem that the front tires would wear more on the sides while the rears would wear more evenly across the tread and a front to back rotation would be beneficial. I know the posts have gone both ways, but this just seemed logical to me.

Don't most tire shops service the tires they sell, including rotation and balancing? They always have for me. Is it different for a dually?

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