Nissan 370Z Forum  

tire rotation

Since you cannot rotate from front to back who has their tires cross rotated. Is it a waste of time? I have driven about 5k miles since Dec. and the

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > Tech Area > Wheels & Tires

Like Tree6Likes
  • 2 Post By kenchan
  • 1 Post By kenchan
  • 1 Post By Fuzzzy
  • 2 Post By SouthArk370Z

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
Jimbo370's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 466
Drives: 09 black 370z MT
Rep Power: 7
Jimbo370 is on a distinguished road
Default tire rotation

Since you cannot rotate from front to back who has their tires cross rotated. Is it a waste of time? I have driven about 5k miles since Dec. and the previous owner bought new tires in Oct. I didn't see any info..
THANKS
Jimbo370 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Base Member
 
RLami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 48
Drives: 2015 Focus ST ST3
Rep Power: 7
RLami is on a distinguished road
Default

Unless you weigh 300+ lbs or your alignment is way out I'd say waste of time.

Alignment should be identical on both sides of the car.
RLami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 06:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N/A
Posts: 76,801
Drives: N/A
Rep Power: 141516
kenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond repute
Default

i dont rotate my tires on this car or any RWD car for that matter that runs staggered setup.

when i swap wheels i use masking tape to mark which side the wheel/tire came off the car so
that i have the same orientation when i swap back.
carlitos_370z and madmike23 like this.
kenchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 06:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California
Posts: 487
Drives: Charger Hellcat
Rep Power: 10
ssmoked is on a distinguished road
Default

It wouldn't work if your tires are directional, or else if would be rolling backwards.
I had my v12 evo dismounted and remounted on the opposite wheel to increase mileage. It didn't restore the traction I was looking for though
ssmoked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 06:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N/A
Posts: 76,801
Drives: N/A
Rep Power: 141516
kenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond repute
Default

plus, doesnt that make your tires howl louder?
kenchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 09:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
SouthArk370Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Arkansas
Posts: 8,061
Drives: 2014 Challenger
Rep Power: 200041
SouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond repute
Default

"Rotating your tires means moving them from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back, or a combination of both. This helps avoid uneven tire wear, which can lead to poor performance and decreased gas mileage." - Goodyear - Tire rotation

If your tires are wearing evenly, there's not much need to rotate tires.
__________________
Steering Lock Links - Search The370Z Bookmarklet - FSM @ NICOclub
Mankind has progressed past the need for war but we haven't evolved that far. - NachoMahma
SouthArk370Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 10:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N/A
Posts: 76,801
Drives: N/A
Rep Power: 141516
kenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SouthArk370Z View Post

If your tires are wearing evenly, there's not much need to rotate tires.
yah, but considering most people make more right turns than left, the tires do wear on one side more than the other.
(not being picky about your post, just the way it is).

i dont bother with rotation on my rwd cars.
kenchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 10:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
SouthArk370Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Arkansas
Posts: 8,061
Drives: 2014 Challenger
Rep Power: 200041
SouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
yah, but considering most people make more right turns than left, the tires do wear on one side more than the other.
(not being picky about your post, just the way it is).

i dont bother with rotation on my rwd cars.
Interesting. Something I'd never thought of. And if I had thought of it, probably would have considered it insignificant. I'll have to file that factoid into permanent memory.
__________________
Steering Lock Links - Search The370Z Bookmarklet - FSM @ NICOclub
Mankind has progressed past the need for war but we haven't evolved that far. - NachoMahma
SouthArk370Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 11:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N/A
Posts: 76,801
Drives: N/A
Rep Power: 141516
kenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SouthArk370Z View Post
Interesting. Something I'd never thought of. And if I had thought of it, probably would have considered it insignificant. I'll have to file that factoid into permanent memory.
yah, i noticed this when i looked at cars that drive on the wrong side of the road.. you know like japan.

the tires wear differently than our cars because they make more left hand turns.
kenchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 11:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N/A
Posts: 76,801
Drives: N/A
Rep Power: 141516
kenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond repute
Default

...so maybe this is why they dont have fuel starve issues in japan!
JARblue likes this.
kenchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 11:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
Do It In A Datsun
 
onzedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sacramento
Age: 59
Posts: 183,791
Drives: 370Z 240Z Juke
Rep Power: 2684732
onzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond reputeonzedge has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Ummm....
__________________
Koni|Swift|Michelin|Motordyne|Berk|RJM Performance|Gates|SPL|Motul|Technafit|Ate Super Blue|Hawk
Tommy Kaira|Momo|Optima|Hella|Hotchkis|Red Line|ZSpeed|Stillen|B&M|H&R
onzedge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 01:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
Track Member
 
Fuzzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: MS
Posts: 842
Drives: 2014 370Z 7AT MR
Rep Power: 8434
Fuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SouthArk370Z View Post
Interesting. Something I'd never thought of. And if I had thought of it, probably would have considered it insignificant. I'll have to file that factoid into permanent memory.
Perhaps the first appropriate use of the word "factoid" I've seen

Factoid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
onzedge likes this.
Fuzzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 01:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
SouthArk370Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Arkansas
Posts: 8,061
Drives: 2014 Challenger
Rep Power: 200041
SouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond repute
Default

"A factoid is a questionable or spurious (unverified, false, or fabricated) statement presented as a fact, but without supporting evidence.

The word can also be used to describe a particularly insignificant or novel fact, in the absence of much relevant context."


Both of those are what I meant.
kenchan and onzedge like this.
__________________
Steering Lock Links - Search The370Z Bookmarklet - FSM @ NICOclub
Mankind has progressed past the need for war but we haven't evolved that far. - NachoMahma
SouthArk370Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help: Tire recommendations for new 19x10.5" square for DD use and tire rotation jooonnn Wheels & Tires 97 02-12-2014 01:35 AM
tire rotation question sonic370 Nissan 370Z General Discussions 15 03-21-2013 06:19 PM
Metallic grating on wheel rotation Shamrock Brakes & Suspension 7 05-23-2012 06:30 AM
Z tire rotation RedRocketRick Wheels & Tires 13 10-12-2011 12:05 AM
Sport Tire Rotation? zero610 Wheels & Tires 7 05-01-2009 01:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2