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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-08-03, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Tire rotation

are the stock Michelins directional or non-directional? and how should they be rotated? front to back and vice-versa or diagonally? i've always wondered why it's called a TIRE rotation and not a wheel rotation cuz that's what it is. it's not like you're taking the actual tires off and switching them which would be nice. it just sucks to hafta move the non-scratched wheels from the driver's side over to the passenger side where contact with the curb happens sometimes with me. speaking of scraped rims, how much would it cost, per wheel, for a garage to polish the scratches out?
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-08-03, 07:18 AM
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Tire rotations are front and back.

As for polishing/buffing scratches out, that depends on how bad they are. ~$100-$150?
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actually, the stock michelins are non-directional. you can rotate them front to back or diagonally. it's recommended that u do them front to back first. the next time diagonally and then start oiver with front to back.
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Where did you hear the diagonal, Carlos?
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i dont remember where i heard and i hope im not spreading any misinformation, but im pretty sure about it.
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I was just curious, because maybe I was told the wrong info. I was told that the tires develop some sort of rolling pattern (or something) when they are always (besides the minimal reverse you do) the same way, and if you rotate them from side to side, it could make the tires wear faster, or something. I can't remember. Could be wrong, though, because back in the day I thought we went side to side, but hopefully someone can clear this up for us.
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directional tires have arrows on the side wall showing the direction of the tires rotation. you can do a diagonal rotation on non-directional tires. problem is that if you havent done a rotation in a while your front tires will have lower tread and it would be a better idea to put the rears up front.
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well so far i've only had 1 rotation done by the dealer (anyone know how they rotate the tires?). if i presume that it was just a simple front to back and vice-versa, then for the next rotation i should move the rear tires to the front and the front tires diagonally to the rear?
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wheres jake? or alex? maybe they can help.
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Hello. Tire rotation for directionals can only be front to rear and rear to front unless you remount the tires which would cost about $60 buck minimum so most people don't do that. For the non directionals you do the criss cross. The fronts go straight back and the rears go criss cross up front for front wheel drive cars. The erars wheel drives would be opposite. the fronts would get criss crossed on the rear and the rears would go straight up front.
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so then are our crappy michelins directional or non?
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What stinkboy said was is right on. Look on the side of your tire for a directional arrow.
I can double check for you. What year and model of Acura, or what model of Michelin?
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i think there's no arrow on our tires, but if you could check that'd be great. my stock tires are Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus for '02 TL-P.

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Non-directional
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Non-directional
u sure about that?
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