FordGT40
FordGT40 New Reader
4/9/15 2:21 p.m.

I recently did a HPDE at Barber Motorsports Park. Barber is pretty hard on the left front tire so my question is - Is it safe to rotate a directional tire (Nitto NT555) from the left side to the right side for my next event? I know it wouldn't be a good idea if it rains, but is it ok otherwise?

Basil Exposition
Basil Exposition Dork
4/9/15 2:25 p.m.

I've "heard" that it is OK on dry pavement. A better idea is to swap it on the rims. I've got a friendly tire guy that does it for me for free.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/9/15 2:38 p.m.

We have done that with some of our Lemons tires. We didn't notice a difference.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
4/25/15 5:21 p.m.

Some have a weird superstition about the belt taking a set or something like that, I've yet to see any proof of this.

gohero
gohero New Reader
4/26/15 8:36 p.m.

I tried it once with my dunlop. Honestly I wouldn't recommend it at all. I felt some unforgettable wobbles in every corner I enter.

Nick_Comstock
Nick_Comstock PowerDork
4/26/15 10:29 p.m.

I too avoid directional tires at all costs. That being said I would just flop them.

gohero
gohero New Reader
4/28/15 8:14 p.m.

Nick is correct, try to avoid directional tires, but most performance tires are directional I believe nitto tires do offer performance tires that aren't directional.

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