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directional tires can I rotate without flipping

do i need to flip these tires when rotating, if not how long should i wait before i rotate them. example xza3+ tires are directional type of tire

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Michelin says, "Directional tread design to 1/2 life - offers protection against irregular wear while allowing for tire rotation later in life."

Generally, unless I have an unwanted wear pattern show up, I rotate them half way through their tread life without flipping them. If, for some reason, you have to rotate them sooner, it sounds like it may be a good idea to flip them then.

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great info thanks


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According the michelin rep. after the directional tire has been broke in you can flip with out a worry. and i have not heard or seen anything complaints from any of the 100 company trucks where i'm leased to and they use XZA3 on there 389's and them 386/387's with the set back front axle.

DOT get's pissy though..

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I would wait until you get 50,000 miles on them,unless you have some alignment issues they will be good for along time.I have gotten up to 133,000 miles on a set,and I run about 5 - 10 % gravel at times.

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