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post #1 of 7 Old 03-29-2015, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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First post. First time jeep owner.

Just picked up a 2013 JKU with 9k miles on it. All 5 tires are 35/12.5/18's. I was planning to do the 5 tire rotation but was wondering if I should since the spare was never used and the other 4 already have almost 10k miles on it.

Don't want to leave money hanging in the back but will it affect the driving if I add a 2 yr old tire w/brand new treads to the mix? Preciate it.
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-29-2015, 08:06 AM
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First , Welcome to JKO. Second Go TO Welcome Room And Introduce Your Self. Third , The folks here will show a little more respect for you if you do as suggested above , their just a little funny that way.

Fourth ,Yes rotate that B**** in every time you rotate tires , 20% of the investment in rubber should not wasted hanging on the tire carrier at the back of your rig , doing nothing for the bucks expended . Tires have a date code on them , they age and degrade just like any thing else . Use it or when you next buy tires and maybe change style or manufacture of tire , your spare will be old and may be weather cracked . Tire companies change designs quite often , upgraded designs should match in the set on your rig.

Lots of great folks on this site , a little of the Pirate 4x4 DNA here also , make certain you have thick skin if your sensitive or ask questions that should be common sense . ....regards k.
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X2. What are you saving it for? If the road doesn't get it, the sun will do so gladly?

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-03-2015, 12:53 PM
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I see they are all the same size which is great, are all 5 tires the same brand and model? If yes, then rotate that sucker in and get out there in the dirt!

2013 JKR - with one of everything.
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I'd advocate putting the spare into the rotation as well, however, starting it off on the rear rather than front axle. With 10k on the 4, they will be slightly worn (maybe a 32'th or two) which would have the potential to pull you right or left if you put it on the front. In the rear it won't matter and you won't notice.

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I think this is a great question. You are not asking if a 5 tire rotation is a good idea, rather if the new spare with no wear can be sequenced with four tires with 10K miles without creating an issue. I don't know and am standing by for more replies. I am attaching a schematic of what I do. As mentioned put it on the rear.

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Maybe figure out a rotation pattern that would rotate the 4 worn tires out through the spare mount, but keep the new tire on the pavement until its wear matches the others? Then go back to a normal 5-tire rotation.
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