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    Rotated the tires on both Mirages today.....for the first time. Yikes

    So I never got around to rotating the tires until now. Kept putting it off. Never found it as important as oil changes which I do religiously.

    Wifes car has 30k on it and mine has 18,500.

    Took some pics. At least they wore nice and even but the fronts were nearly at the wear bars on my wifes car. Mine are not as bad.

    Both cars have a TON of brake pad left which is nice.

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    Nice! I just put a new set of tires and rims on myself and had a comparable amount of pad on mine.. 40k. Rotations are definitely important maintenance that we seem to overlook. Nice work!
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    These cars don't seem to be any different than most front wheel drive cars I have owned. If you don't rotate the tires, the fronts will wear out at a much faster rate. The good news is that your rear alignments must be pretty good or you would notice wear on the rears at this point.

    I rotate my tires every 5,000 miles which is somewhat of a pain. But I have a lift and I do it at the same time I change the oil. So it makes it easy for me to remember when I'm due for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    Nice! I just put a new set of tires and rims on myself and had a comparable amount of pad on mine.. 40k. Rotations are definitely important maintenance that we seem to overlook. Nice work!
    Yeah I meant to do it sooner but with our move and all time was slim. Should still get 40k out of enasaves which is typical I hear. I suppose i could have got more with rotating the tires every oil change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    These cars don't seem to be any different than most front wheel drive cars I have owned. If you don't rotate the tires, the fronts will wear out at a much faster rate. The good news is that your rear alignments must be pretty good or you would notice wear on the rears at this point.

    I rotate my tires every 5,000 miles which is somewhat of a pain. But I have a lift and I do it at the same time I change the oil. So it makes it easy for me to remember when I'm due for both.
    Sheesh with a lift it would be so easy.

    I will say my jack, the Daytona from harbor freight which is a knock off of snap on(exact jack, snap on sued Hf and lost) is a kick butt jack. From the full down position it has the whole mirage rear end off the ground in under six pumps effortlessly.

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    Wear bars = traction bars ftw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    Sheesh with a lift it would be so easy.

    I will say my jack, the Daytona from harbor freight which is a knock off of snap on(exact jack, snap on sued Hf and lost) is a kick butt jack. From the full down position it has the whole mirage rear end off the ground in under six pumps effortlessly.
    Careful, over pumping has been shown to be hazardous

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    Lol at two last comments

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    I agree that tire rotation at every oil change is a good idea, and even more so for a vehicle that seems to wear down fronts at such a dramatically faster rate than it does the rears. Also, it is much more dangerous to have tire puncture on a front tire, so it's not a good idea to have thin tread up there.


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