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gsbrockman

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Posted: 12/21/18 09:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ORbiker wrote:

What is the correct process for a tire rotation on a DRW pickup?

Thanks, KEN

Theres a few different options, primarily based on....

Steel wheels
Aluminum wheels
With tire pressure sensors
Without tire pressure sensors


2018 RAM 4500 Tradesman Cab & Chassis, 6.7L CTD & AS69RC, 4.10 ratio, 225/70R19.5 Conti HDR, 60 inch C/A, 52+22 gal tanks, Aluminum Wheels, CM SK Series bed w/B&W Turnover Ball. 170,020 miles and 2,997 hours as of October 13th, 2019. (Average MPH = 56.7)

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I love the lifetime free LOFs on my truck. Only problem is I moved 300 miles away from the selling dealer 6 years ago.

When I make it back to the wrong side of the state with the truck, I have them change the oil.

FREE IS GOOD


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

My alignment guy of 35+ years set me straight. Re adjust factory 1/4 toe to 1/32 to 1/64 and keeping tires rotating the same only move fronts side to side. This means dismounting tires from wheels and the inside of the tires will be showing. No matter you will always get some outside edge tire wear simply from turning. This method evens that out.

20k on these fronts.

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Yes you “can” do that and yes it’s helpful in some scenarios. Like when we lived in the mountains. We’d scrub the outside treads pretty quick running hiway speed super curvy roads. About halfway through tire wear, swap em inside out would extend tire life. Assuming rotations were done right up to that point.
Driving primarily where the roads are easier on tires, I’m amazed at how little tires wear up here in wa.
To that point, one of our cars has staggered size directional tires. No rotating allowed without turning them inside out. That car never gets rotated. And tires last pretty long.
Again, there are many different scenarios each requiring a different approach to maximize tire life, and anyone stuck with one ole tried n true method either doesn’t get out much and is driving the same rig they were back in the day, or they don’t understand tire wear and how to help control it.


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gsbrockman wrote:

ORbiker wrote:

What is the correct process for a tire rotation on a DRW pickup?

Thanks, KEN

Theres a few different options, primarily based on....

Steel wheels
Aluminum wheels
With tire pressure sensors
Without tire pressure sensors


What did you do on your 3500 DRW?


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Always change my own oil, don't trust anyone else. I also change weights summer/winter. When we're going to tow in hot weather thru the mountains I use Mobil 1 15-50. Winter, Mobil 1 5-30. Towing in Spring & fall may use a mixture of 2 qts 15-50 and 3 of 5-30 to protect engine when working it hard but try to keep some lighter weight oil for easier starting in the cold. The '94 GMC 350 has 150,000 on it so I'm careful to feed it what is best for it at the time. Of course a new oil filter each time.


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