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Old 10-01-2005, 10:37 PM
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Alright I'll go. I rotate 5-

- spare goes to the LF, LF goes to LR, LR goes to RF, RF goes to RR, and RR goes to spare -

I do it every oil change, 2x per year (~3500 miles). I think it's important with an AWD vehicle that all tires be as close to the same OD as possible. That, and I wanted to stretch the total mileage of my set of tires, so every 6 months one of them gets to take a break and ride in back.

Equal size less of an issue with you disengable front axle folk, but IMO there's no excuse for not having a good spare, especially on a car that you take places where you can't just call AAA.

And one last benefit: when you rotate 5 you're guaranteed that your spare actually fits your vehicle. Who's ever been with somone who gets a flat then realizes their spare doesn't fit?
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