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Wheels/tires directional?

2020

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Jun 6, 2020
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atlanta
I have to replace 2 drivers side wheels/tires due to a pothole induced blow. Have a complete wheel/tire package coming. Can the fronts/rears be interchanged between drivers side or passenger side or are the wheels and/or tires directional.
 

philpkeller

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May 3, 2021
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Bay Area, Ca
I have to replace 2 drivers side wheels/tires due to a pothole induced blow. Have a complete wheel/tire package coming. Can the fronts/rears be interchanged between drivers side or passenger side or are the wheels and/or tires directional.
When I asked earlier about tire rotation, I was told that when rotating tires they should be front to back. This would indicate that they are directional. Not sure what the failure mode would be if you took the right rear and made it left front and installed the new tires on the rear.
 

jcanoe

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Oct 2, 2020
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When I asked earlier about tire rotation, I was told that when rotating tires they should be front to back. This would indicate that they are directional. Not sure what the failure mode would be if you took the right rear and made it left front and installed the new tires on the rear.
The tread of the OE 19" Continental ProContact RX tires and the 20" Goodyear Eagle F1 tires on the Long Range Model Y are not directional. On the Long Range Model Y Tesla's recommended tire rotation is front to back. (You can't rotate the tires on the Performance Model Y front to back as the rear are wider than the front.)
 

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