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Old 12-07-2012, 04:36 PM
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Tire Rotation Question

I own a 2008 550i with the Sport Package. The car has the Sport Package, which means it has staggered wheels. I currently have Michelin Pilot Super Sports on the car (awesome tires!). The tires are not directional, but they are assymetrical. My dealer has recommended rotation of the tires from right to left. Is this recommended for this type of tire?

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:33 PM
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I do the side to side rotation on my 3 series with staggered wheels. I found on my car, even aligned "correctly", the outside tread blocks on the front tires wore more on the trailing edge than the leading edge. I am told this is called "heel toe" wear. This created noise over the life of the tires. Going side to side wears the blocks back the other direction which ends up reducing some of this. Its not as good as a true X rotation, but its better than nothing. Some tires are more prone to this than others... so YMMV.

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