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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2009, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Spare tire rotation

I recently purchased a 07 Rubicon "mall runner" with 25K on it and the spare has never been rotated in. I would like to get all the life I can out of the BFG Mud Terrains before I start adding "goodies". Anyone know of any problems that I might have by putting on one tire with 25K less miles than the others. By the way the tread difference between the spare and the others is barely noticable. It just seems like a waste to let that spare just rot on the back tire carrier. Thanks for the look.

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If tread depth is nearly identical I'm not sure there would be any issues with putting it into the rotation sequence.

I'm curious though; how much tread depth difference is there in 25,000 miles?

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Without some type of tread gauge I would guess somewhere between a quarter and an eighth inch. The tires appear to have worn very well.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-26-2009, 06:38 PM
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rotate it in.....



I have had tires get replaced under warranty for side wall punctures etc.... and had more than 25k miles on the other tires. As long as it is balanced properly I cannot imagine it doing any harm. Shoot discount tire an email...

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Post Rotate all 5

I rotate all 5 tires. I have rotated them every 5000 miles since I got the jeep new. I'm at 26700 now. When it is time to replace them, I'll go with something a little larger. Maybe just up to 33's. It will depend on my pocket at that time.

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Without some type of tread gauge I would guess somewhere between a quarter and an eighth inch. The tires appear to have worn very well.
well, first of all, 1/4 inch is a huge difference. For every mile driven, that 1/4 deeper thread tire would have traveled 82.5 feet farther then the others. Of course, being attached to the vehicle, it cannot.

Second of all, rotate it in, lol. When I have a big difference in depth I first put it in the passenger rear. NOt sure what it is but that tire always seems to wear the fastest there.

you will be ok with the different size tire. The Jeep isn't exactly a street handling machine to begin with, lol
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