Bullitt Tire Rotation

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    I rotated my '08 Bullitt's wheels in the 'traditional' fashion (front-to-rear, rears crossover). Obviously, that can't be done with two different wheel/tire sizes; what are you all doing for rotations, if anything? I expect the rears to wear out before the fronts, so replacing just the rears shouldn't be as financially painful as buying a full set.

    I checked today, and at about 6,500 miles wear is pretty even; 7-8/32nds depth left in all grooves. I run 32psi front and 31psi rear and don't hoon much if at all (okay, occasionally).
     
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    I think you’ve answered your own question
     
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    Maybe, but I was just wondering if there's any point rotating side-to-side. Or, maybe the Magneride keeps the rubber planted well enough that it's not necessary.
     
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    Is there any point in switching left to right?
     
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    There was a time it was considered a bad idea, something about 'unwinding' the radial plies. But, haven't heard that in a while.

    I don't remember seeing tire rotation in the owner's manual, but I haven't had it out in a while. Anybody have a shop manual? I'll call my tire shop tomorrow and see what they recommend.
     
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    Pg 274 in the mustangs owner manual state tires with different size tires on front and rear axle are to be rotated side to side. For as long as I can remember that was a “no-no” do to what you said. Radial belts.. yet every owners manual I ever seen recommended criss cross pattern ( usually front straight to the rear, rears cross cross to the fronts but not always) unless it was staggered. Maybe that was something with first generation radials? I know a lot of people that cross cross for the life of their tires with zero issues. I haven’t been able to rotate tires for 7 years or so due to staggered and directional though I have actually dismounted tires to swap sides. Even my Focus ST couldn’t, same size tires front and rear but different offsets for the wheels.
     
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    When I go in got my next service (Spring). I will get them to rotate side to side per the Ford service dept. recommendation.
     
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    It may be slight, but over a few thousand miles road camber might wear the 'downhill' tires a little more than the 'uphill.'
     
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    You won’t be able to swop side to side due to the tyres being rotational, I’m resigned to just buying new tyres as required
     
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    Every performance tire I've ever had was uni-directional so you can't swap side to side. It turns them around. Haven't checked these, but I'd be very surprised if they weren't.
     
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    I've never rotated tires on a vehicle that had staggered tires. Frankly, never found a need.
     
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    That are probably unidirectional tires so you can’t rotate front or rear tires
    Hi - The Michelins on my Bullitt are not uni-directional unlike my last Corvette. Soooo, I guess it’s our choice. I sort of like the idea of rotating them... Bruce
     
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    I have Pilot Sport 4S's on my vehicle. I tried to Google-fu it but failed. Not sure if they are directional or not.

    I do have a square setup I run Dec-Mar so I rotate them when they get reinstalled each year.
     
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    If you look at the tire it will have arrows on the sidewall if it is unidirectional... Bruce
     
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    Ya...might as well curb up all 4 wheels!!! Personally I think it’s a waste of time....just buy new tires when needed!! ..l.new wheels and tires for me over the winter.... McQueen 20’s !!
     
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