Radial tire question - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 09:15 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Radial tire question

My dad brought something to my attention. He told me that radial tires can't be run in different directios, meaning you can't put the tires from the right side of the vehical on the left side. Has anyone else heard this? Your info is as always appreciated...

Kyle

If you can't break it, Try Harder[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
79 CJ-7/304/T-150 I think/Dana20/No tires(yet)/rust[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
[email protected]
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 09:29 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Radial tire question

I believe it's true due to most radial tires being directional in the way that the tread is designed to spin. It should be fine if you take the tires off of the rims and change the direction on them.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 09:30 PM
I Do This For The Glory
 
JEEPN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
Posts: 7,958
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Radial tire question

While this was true 30 years ago, it isn't today. Today's tires can be run on opposite sides during a rotation without any problems.

JEEPN
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
JEEPN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 09:33 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Radial tire question

The problem used to be that the radial belts would slightly shift or mold themselves in the direction of running, then switching sides would stress the belts in the other direction, causing belt failure, but like JEEPN said, MOST modern radials don't have that problem.

Brad
ORC Land Use Section Editor
http://www.off-road.com/land
Vice-Pres. Rock Garden 4 Wheelers, Farmington, NM
http://rockgarden.rockcrawler.com
post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 10:09 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Radial tire question

Dang now I have to go rotate the tires on my other 2 vehicles...thanks guys :B

post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 06:18 AM
sas87yj
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Radial tire question

yeah just look on the sidewall if in doubt. my goodyears on Z28 have directional arrows on them and the word "rotation". i still rotate all my radials front to rear like the "old school".
steve

post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 11:59 AM
Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Hillsdale, MI
Posts: 313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Radial tire question

I ruined a set of yokahamas on my wifes car. I rotated them and changed sides. Broke the belts in all four of them. they were non directional tires too. I don't switch sides anymore.

If your kidneys don't hurt, it's not a real Jeep!
jjh40 is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 03:04 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Radial tire question

The "rotation" arrows are there because they indicate the direction the tread pattern affords the best traction. You have uni-directional tread that will fail to provide optimum traction in hard- or rainy-driving conditions.

Hewgag

The wise eagle keeps his talons hidden!

Visit my 2000TJ "Hewgag" in BackCountry Trailers' Back Country Rigs section at http://www.backcountrytrailers.com/
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome