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Re: The Transformation continues....
Post by binfordm715 on May 15, 2006, 10:55am

The speed placard on the data plate is there, but completely blank. No words or even remnants of words at all. And with the crappy tires that the truck came with, 30 was plenty fast enough!
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Re: The Transformation continues....
Post by elwenil on May 15, 2006, 11:30am

I take it you put the XLs on after you got it? BTW, you have the driver's side tires on backward...
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Re: The Transformation continues....
Post by binfordm715 on May 15, 2006, 11:41am

If that's the case, then Porkchop, Socal and several others have some tire-rotating to do!

Seriously, I just copied how I'd seen others do it. Is it backwards?!
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Re: The Transformation continues....
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I take it you put the XLs on after you got it? BTW, you have the driver's side tires on backward...


El, they look right to me.... ?
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Re: The Transformation continues....
Post by socal715 on May 15, 2006, 11:58am

yeah they're right dude..... unless these guys are running them wrong too hahahha

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Re: The Transformation continues....
Post by elwenil on May 15, 2006, 12:46pm

Passenger sides are like that, the driver side is reversed to preserve the non-directional aspect.

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Note the tread on both front tires.
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Re: The Transformation continues....
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Passenger sides are like that, the driver side is reversed to preserve the non-directional aspect.

I'll post a pic as soon as I can find one...

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Note the tread on both front tires.


But they are directional tires??? i dont get it. So you're supposed to rotate them constantly? I heard that the tire gets ruined that way(running backwards).

Has anyone heard this????
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Re: The Transformation continues....
Post by elwenil on May 15, 2006, 1:17pm

The tires themselves are not "directional", meaning they can be mounted both ways. Most people do mount them with the center tread "pointing" forward, but on a military vehicle I have always seen them with the pass. side mounted facing forward and the driver side facing rearward. The idea is that the tracks left by the truck will run both ways so the "enemy" cannot figure out which way the convoy was moving, same with the old NDTs, or "Non-Directional Tires."
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The tires themselves are not "directional", meaning they can be mounted both ways. Most people do mount them with the center tread "pointing" forward, but on a military vehicle I have always seen them with the pass. side mounted facing forward and the driver side facing rearward. The idea is that the tracks left by the truck will run both ways so the "enemy" cannot figure out which way the convoy was moving, same with the old NDTs, or "Non-Directional Tires."


Super interesting.

So you can't hurt them or wear them faster running them AKA "backwards"?
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Re: The Transformation continues....
Post by elwenil on May 15, 2006, 1:45pm

I really don't know. The military runs them like that, but they aren't exactly concerned about tire wear since they replace them at the slightest whim. I plan on running mine like that simply for ease of rotation, and for the spare to work in all positions.
 

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