Tyre/Wheel Swop... ?

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    My front tyres are showing a slight bit of wear...

    Could I swop the front for one of the rears on the same side I remove the front from...

    It`s a tag axle... or is it not advisable.. ?
     
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    I dont see why not. I very often swop tyes around. Yours being a front wheel drive, the front tyres will wear at a much faster rate than the rears. Swoping them round should even the wear.
     
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    keep your eyes on the back tyres though some tag axles scuff tyres a bit fast .
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Usually the very rear ones.... isn`t it Alan..?

    I was thinking of swopping for the front rear..:Smile:
     
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    i find on mine it seems to be both .
    i swap them around between themselves . or flip the tyre round on the rim .
    its one of my pet hates with mine . mind it could also be jackknife turning on narrow roads as well . how the tyre stay on sometimes beggers belief .
     
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  6. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Used to watch the back ones on the 5th wheel...

    The front`s kept going round when turning tight and the rears used to just get dragged side ways... :Smile:
     
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    Damn thought you were askng for tyre swop. I was going to offer one for any old URN you might swop. Seriously ensure your tyres do not have direction of rotation fitted if so you can onlyput them on the same side look on the tyres for an arrow showing rotation direction.
     
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    you can put them on either way . its just one way isnt correct .ha ha .
    think ever tyre fitter as done that at least once .
    not that many directional van tyres though .
    certainly not ones coming from china .
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    That`s what I was going to do, swop the front drivers side for a rear drivers side and same on tother side...

    Just wasn`t sure if it was a good idea... :thumb:
     
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    Mo

    You have not had the van for five minutes and you have tyre wear, must be the boy racer in you:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Peter
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Year old mate and a few miles on the clock... :Sad:
     
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    Wow doesnt time fly, seemed like only last month the Funsters were all drooling over that passion waggon of a Rapido:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    I assume you mean the van is a year old and you have a few miles on the clock :Rofl1::Rofl1::Eeek:
     
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    hi Mo.there is no reason at all why you cant do that.i assume that the 2nd axle tyres have worn evenly,so when you move your fronts onto the 2nd axle it will give them chance to level off the tread:thumb:remember to alter the tyre pressures accordingly and get the wheels which you are putting on the front balanced or you could suffer from steering vibration:Wink:
    brian
     
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