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Tire question:what if I rotate the front GY-GSC's left to right?

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sothpaw

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Hi everyone!

I know you are not supposed to rotate GSC's because they are uni-directional
and asymetrical. But, my question is, what if this was only done in a dry weather,
autocross/ road race condition?

The reason I ask:
I have a road race scheduled in Oct. and also an autocross I want to go to
this weekend. My last set of GSC's had to go because the Front Left tire was
worn to the chord (almost) on the outside corner. This from too many Right turns
in ordinary traffic! But, I had raced the car in a road race, one with all Left turns--
years earlier. This wore the Right tire on the outside corner.

I'm thinking that if this road course has mostly right turns (and that's what it looks like, all rights), my front left GSC is going to __. But, if at the track, I swap left tire for right tire,
then swap back after race day-- bingo--the tire wear will even out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks to me like in dry weather, the tread pattern shouldn't matter. Just as long as
rubber connects with the pavement.
 
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none right now :(
if it were me, I would do it... GSC's are terrible tires, and they can't get any worse by swapping them side to side in dry weather.
 

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Try it!

You may see some pulling, but I'd try it. The tire's cords may take a certain 'set' and the car may pull a bit, but it should be minimal.

Good luck at the track(s).

:w
 

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