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Posted: 08/07/22 03:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is my procedure carefully studied and engineered over decades.
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This is from personal experience with a 11 and 15 RAM DRW.

Leave the rears where they are. Fronts leave the wheels where they are and move the tires side to side keeping the rotation the same.

This is a BIGGIE!!!!!!!!! Get your front end aligned to 1/64" toe. Factory is 1/4" and causes "STEPPING" on the outer edges.

Fronts run 80psi ALL THE TIME!!!

Rears 65 if running full RAWR of 9,750#. Lower weight use the weight/inflation chart for your specific tire size and load range and add 5psi to what the chart says.

Do all the above and you will easily get 60k from quality tires.

EDIT: Lower the rears to 30-35psi unloaded for a better ride and longer tire life.


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time2roll wrote:

I have not rotated tire position in decades. New cars and tires hold alignment so much better and the tires wear flat across the tread with little effort. If there is a wear issue fix the alignment or tire pressure. If the fronts or rears wear faster, replace one axle at a time.


Topic is "How to rotate dually pickup truck tires"

What did you say that helped the OP???

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I got a much better ride with our old dually when the fronts were at 65 psi. Ride was very harsh with 80 psi in the fronts. The new truck seems to ride fine with around 67 psi in all six tires.

I don't rotate tires, just not worth the work to me. But I could probably figure out which tire was off if I got a low tire alert with the factory TPMS. I assume moving the tires isn't the issue so much as knowing where the sensor that just alerted is. If I was a person who wanted to rotate their tires, not knowing which sensor was at what corner wouldn't bother me in the least.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:


Topic is "How to rotate dually pickup truck tires"

What did you say that helped the OP???

I don't rotate my dually tires either. Manual says side-to-side only. Outer wheels are aluminum and inner duals are steel.

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Retired JSO wrote:

You can’t rotate front to rear. The wheels are made for one position either front or rear. I never rotate tires on any vehicle and on my DRW Ford is cost prohibitive since the amount of wear is hardly noticeable. The only way to truly rotate on a DRW truck is to unmount and remount on the appropriate wheel.
Completely wrong. It may be so for your truck, but don't jump to the conclusion that is so for all dually's. My Ram has the steel wheels and any wheel can be located at any position. YTMV.

The spare is a steel rim that can be run in any position. The front aluminum and the rear aluminum are not the same. Aluminum wheels are usually not polished on the inside.





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Cummins12V98 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

I have not rotated tire position in decades. New cars and tires hold alignment so much better and the tires wear flat across the tread with little effort. If there is a wear issue fix the alignment or tire pressure. If the fronts or rears wear faster, replace one axle at a time.


Topic is "How to rotate dually pickup truck tires"

What did you say that helped the OP???
I am saying I don't think the rotation is necessary except for the dealer to tack on one more fee while in for service.

Not very different from what you said. So we mostly agree.

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Leave the rears where they are. Fronts leave the wheels where they are and move the tires side to side keeping the rotation the same.


I cringe thinking what the dealer would get to swap those two fronts on the wheels. + rebalance.


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"I cringe thinking what the dealer would get to swap those two fronts on the wheels. + rebalance."

Why would you have the dealer rotate your tires?

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"I cringe thinking what the dealer would get to swap those two fronts on the wheels. + rebalance."

Why would you have the dealer rotate your tires?
Read my post again. I don't rotate tires.

What was the cost the last time your fronts were swapped on the wheels as you suggested?

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I'm in the group that it's more trouble than it's worth.
As for actually dismounting tires and remounting, I would be worried of possible damage to the bead and damaging a tire.


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