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Old 08-19-05, 06:51 AM
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tires backward

I have a 2001 Neon I bought new.The man at the garage fixed a flat for me and said he noticed my tires were mounted backwards.He said they were concentric tires.They have a uneven tread pattern on them.Have you ever heard of this and how much does it matter?
 
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Old 08-19-05, 08:19 AM
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Yes, some tires are meant to travel only in one direction. How much tread is left on the tires (if you don't know, how many miles are on the tires)?
 
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There is quite a bit of tread left on the tires.The car has 36000 miles on it .I have had it since 32000.I think it is the 2nd set of tires.Do you think it would be wise to have them remounted?
 
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Time to start thinking about it. What brand and model tires are they?
 
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it will say on tire

Some place on the tire it will say use only with this rotation and have a arrow
 
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the mounting direction is more important for wet weather performance, you probably wouldnt' notice a major differnce in teh dry.
 
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If you determine the tires are on backward, don't remount them, just switch them to the other side of the car. If they are due for a rotation, switch them from front to back as well.
 
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Old 08-21-05, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by J.M.C.
If you determine the tires are on backward, don't remount them, just switch them to the other side of the car. If they are due for a rotation, switch them from front to back as well.
well some tires have asymetrical treads, so theres acutlly an outside and an inside on the tire, not just a left and right. in that case you woudl need to remount them if u want them to face the right direction
 
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backward tires

You are right on.The tires have a inside and a outside edge.I would have to remount them.Thanks for the help.You learn something new every day.
 
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If the tire had an inside and an outside edge with directional tread, would the manufacturer not have to make two different tires that were mirror images of each other to fit both sides of a car?
 
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No.no..no..
 
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Wow, on a Neon? Usually, unidirectional tires are on aggressive sports cars costing considerably more than a Neon. No offense intended, but I don't believe that they even make tires that size that are unidirectional. As previously stated by michael van, there would be arrows on the side on the tire to let you know the direction that they were intended to turn.
Could you please let us know the outcome?
 
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