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When Should I Do My First Tire Rotation -- 19" Primacy on P85

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by jacobp, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. jacobp

    jacobp Member

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    I was wondering when is the best time to do my first tire rotation. Somewhere i think i read that someone suggested 1000 miles. Your thoughts?
     
  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    1000 miles seems awfully soon for a hard compound all-season. Maybe on the 21"s where alignment issues are suspected.

    Really, though, as often as you can make time for. 3k miles or every 6 months is probably a good general baseline until our potential suspension mis-alignments are ironed out, but I suspect you could get away with longer on the 19" Primacies.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The first rotation should be done around 1500-2000 miles. The reason for this is that it gives every tire a chance to be on the drive axle during the early part of it's life. This will set up an even wear pattern and helps to avoid irregular wear later in the tire's life. This first rotation is really the most important rotation. The rest are just to even out the wear so that all four tires will wear out at the same time.
     
  4. Frankrb

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    check with your service center.

    Mine said their new recommendation is at 3000miles
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    3000 is correct for kilometres.
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I rotated my 19" goodyears at 6500 miles and 23,000 miles. Just checked all treads on all tires. I am at 27,200 miles now with 7-7.5/32" Even all round. Not bad...
     
  7. Musterion

    Musterion 18h 03m 37s −24° 23′ 12″

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    I removed my 19" goodyears and inspected side to side at 3300. By doing this even by eye (confirmed by measurement) the rears had asymmetric wear on the inner edges. Front was even wear pattern. I took photos and will post, but bottom line is that I requested an alignment check (only have to wait a month for my appointment)...
     
  8. DIL

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    That's not bad at all! I could live with that.
     
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    I did my first rotation at 10,000 miles but I commute 200 miles a day and don't beat on it for the most part.

    If didn't have my commute I would do it every 2500 or 5000 miles depending on how spirited my driving was.
     
  10. DIL

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    Jeez, and I thought my 100 mile a day commute was bad. How are your tires holding up? Do you have 19's or 21's?
     

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