Tire rotation, yes or no?

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I can never understand the logic behind a four tire rotation. Especially here in AZ where the sun will fatally degrade the spare whether it's put to use or not.





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I do a 5 tire rotation with every oil change, somewhere around every 600 miles. I got 100k miles out if my duratracs on my JK before I sold it and I believe my tire rotation schedule played a big role in that. It evens out the tire wear because they don't all wear the same.
Oil changes and tire rotation every 600 miles? The extra time and money involved with doing 10 times as many oil changes as are necessary would not only buy tires, but an engine replacement after 100,000 miles.
 

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I have never used the spare in any of my cars when rotating. I regularly get ~ 75,000 miles of life.
Most other cars don’t have the spare living on the back to get sun cracked before any use. Add the fact that most jeep owners want the spare to match, both for aesthetics and function when needed, we always rotate all 5.
 

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I rotate at 3K......MT's get chewed up faster and get noisy and rough riding. AT's might be fine at 5-6K but doesn't hurt to do earlier. I have 2 jacks and do it in the driveway so doing it earlier is not adding cost. If you do it earlier rebalancing is not always needed. if you go longer, chances of needing rebalancing is more likely.
 

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Most other cars don’t have the spare living on the back to get sun cracked before any use. Add the fact that most jeep owners want the spare to match, both for aesthetics and function when needed, we always rotate all 5.
I noticed a bit of discoloration on my spare last year from the sun. Nothing bad but a slight yellowing on the top. Threw on a tire cover to prevent any further damage. This jeep owner does not care about the latter. It will function fine if and when I need it.
 

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I noticed a bit of discoloration on my spare last year from the sun. Nothing bad but a slight yellowing on the top. Threw on a tire cover to prevent any further damage. This jeep owner does not care about the latter. It will function fine if and when I need it.
I wouldn't care if I went with a stock size all terrain, but the 37" geolander x-mt's are too different in both appearance and function to leave the stock spare.
 

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I wouldn't care if I went with a stock size all terrain, but the 37" geolander x-mt's are too different in both appearance and function to leave the stock spare.
I just have rubi-take offs on my Sahara. But yeah...I agree mismatched spares look wierd.
 

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Oil changes and tire rotation every 600 miles? The extra time and money involved with doing 10 times as many oil changes as are necessary would not only buy tires, but an engine replacement after 100,000 miles.
That's a typo, was supposed to say 6000 miles. Its fixed.
 

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5 tire rotation with oil change every 3,000 miles. Just like I did with my previous 5 Jeeps over the last 25 years.
 
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Thank y'all for your opinions;)
 

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