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rotate steer tires from drive

Kevin mentioned on his show awhile back how running new steer tires starting on a drive axle for a period of time/mis. would improve wearablity? I run low rr 22.5 low pros all around with centramatic balancers. Would I run the steers side by side, what position and how long/far is good?

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30 years ago I use to run them side by side on the drives but I haven't seen a need for that anymore unless your just not getting a good pattern on the steer axle to begin with cause the cost of breaking down 4 tires then remounting and then balance the front 2 tires your looking at fair amount of money

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I've had BRIDGESTONE LP 22.5 ECOPIA R283's on for 190K with about 5/32's left. I flipped the LF that on the same rim leaving it on LF because it had begun to wear the outer shoulder/tread. After doing so the tire continued to wear where it began but the new outer edge wore without issue. That was kinda weird and the only unusual wear pattern I've had.

Also about 90K mis ago the truck began to pull beyond acceptable to the right, had my shop check 6 wheel alignment/parts: all good. They rotated side to side and the truck has run true ever since.

I do not have all position tires so it would be more costly for the mounting.


I wouldn't have problem with 190,000 miles that's good mileage out of steer axle tires. Its just my hang up. I don't ever let steer tires go below 8/32 no matter what mileage is and put them on drives


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