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Old 09-13-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hi. I have a 99 Honda Civic Sedan and I was wondering what is the recommended factory method of rotating tires? I don't have an Owner's manual to look it up.
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theres 2 different ways you can rotate them. either fronts to back or criss cross fronts to back
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Sedans FTW! lol

I have a 98' civic sedan and work at a tire company. It is recommended to rotate your tires every 3-4k miles ( Every oil change). IF your tires are directional then you can ONLY rotate front to rear, but if they are just a normal tread IMO i would rotate... L/F to R/R; R/F to L/R; and just rotate both rear tires straight up front L/R to L/F and R/R to R/F

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theres 2 different ways you can rotate them. either fronts to back or criss cross fronts to back
also depends on your tires

are the directonal? or not? if not what he said will work fine.
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It used to be commn to criss-cross your tires, but now you only move from front to back or vice versa on the same side

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Sedans FTW! lol

I have a 98' civic sedan and work at a tire company. It is recommended to rotate your tires every 3-4k miles ( Every oil change). IF your tires are directional then you can ONLY rotate front to rear, but if they are just a normal tread IMO i would rotate... L/F to R/R; R/F to L/R; and just rotate both rear tires straight up front L/R to L/F and R/R to R/F

I hope this helps
How do I check whether the tires are directional? I bought them in 2004 and they are made by Firestone.
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By the pattern on the tread mostly. Some, if not most or all, actually have an arrow on the sidewalls that tells you. I haven't committed that detail to memory though.
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It used to be commn to criss-cross your tires, but now you only move from front to back or vice versa on the same side

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wat. op there should be some marking on the tire if its directional. for example it might say "outside" or have an arrow integrated into the sidewall. post up the model of tire and we can prob look it up.

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Sedans FTW! lol

I have a 98' civic sedan and work at a tire company. It is recommended to rotate your tires every 3-4k miles ( Every oil change). IF your tires are directional then you can ONLY rotate front to rear, but if they are just a normal tread IMO i would rotate... L/F to R/R; R/F to L/R; and just rotate both rear tires straight up front L/R to L/F and R/R to R/F

I hope this helps
I have the Firestone FR680 02 tires. Are these directional tires or can I criss-cross them when I rotate the tires?
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:34 PM   #10
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check the threads of the tires

if they all point to one direction like an arrow ^ or \\\, you can rotate front to rear ONLY

for example (lol) you can do cross rotation

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if the threads are like the ones below, front to rear rotate ONLY

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if anything seems wrong with the explanation i made, please correct me.

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