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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Dually - 6 wheel tire rotation. How???

Did some searches and couldn't find this.

The manual gives a diagram that's simple enough but obviously WRONG! There are 4 aluminum wheels and 2 steel - you can't put a steel wheel to the outside. Well, you could, but it would look pretty dumb!

Anyway, I think the rotation should be:

- exchange left and right inner steel rims
- front wheels go straight back
- rear outer wheels mount to opposite side on front

What do you think?

EDIT: a minute after posting the above, I found this in the 2012 owners manual (it's not in the 2011 manual)

Vehicles with polished forged aluminum dual wheels have three unique wheels; a front, a rear outer and a rear inner.
These wheels cannot be rotated to another position, however, they can be rotated from left to right to the same position.

I suppose that answers my question but raises the question: why the heck wouldn't they make the front and rear aluminum wheels the same????


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is your spare a steel wheel. You might want to rotate that with your other steel wheels.

Interesting EDIT. I am going to have to check my owners manual on this.

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yea i was about to say the front polished wheel is completely different than the rear polished wheels

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Lame.
Break 'em down ($10/ea) and do a 6 tire rotation if you want to see any mileage from the set. The left/right idea is a waste of time, might as well just leave 'em where they're at.

The price you pay for the looks of those wheels.

6 tire = inner rears straight to front, fronts crossed to outer rears, outer rears crossed to opposite side inners. Next rotation, the inners go back to the front and so on, completing the circle.

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thats why i havent got a set of rims yet. too much a pain in ass. have to dismount tires everytime. my rotation now is two front go to one side in rear and those two rear become fronts. next rotation the fronts goto other side.

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^^^^interesting.....
I've found in doing only a four tire (IR>FR>IR) rotation, it doesn't leave the fronts on the rear long enough to correct the edge cup wear. I felt that each needed to run one cycle on the outer position, followed by the next cycle on the inner position to be in shape for another run up front.

However, you're method does keep them at the rear position for 2 cycles, but not as an inner/outer swap. I felt they needed inner/outer runs, but maybe just 2 cycles in the same position is sufficient too?

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I wondered the same thing and assumed all the stock wheels were the same, just thought you would turn them around for different positions. Mine are all steel.

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so far so good on the tires. i do need to get a better alignment to fix the horrible alignment some shop charged me for after my drop. the tires get even enough and flat again and rotate great. plus i only get charged for 4 tires at sams club. rotate and rebalance for 18 bucks..... noooo problem. it also keeps tires of the same diameter together to wear evenly. like u wouldnt put a brand new tire on just the rear outter with a used inner.

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Discount rotates & balances for free, and they match any price, internet or otherwise. All sammys here quit selling dually sizes

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