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Re: [oletrucks] oletruck maintenance schedule

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] oletruck maintenance schedule
From: "Durwood B. Darbin" <dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 15:24:08
Cross rotating radials was a NO NO in the 80's but now all shops (at least 
the ones I go to) recommend cross rotating radials.  I always have the front 
crossed to the back and the rear pulled straight forward every 10K miles.  I 
drive 3.5K miles a month and so does SHMBO so we have a lot of data to draw 
from.  We haven't had any problems with radial belt separation.  Also this 
schedule allows me to get 80+K miles out of 40K mile guaranteed tires.  
Rotating the tires on Oletrucks at 5K miles is probably better becaust 
Oletrucks steering isn't as tight as newer cars.

>2--"Cross" rotating tires was for the days when bias ply tires were around.
>If you now run radials, only rotate front to back, back to front.  The 
>is that running radials in opposite rotations like that can cause belt
>separation.  If you're using bias plys, then the owner's manual is correct.
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