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well looking at the front ones they look as though they have taken a bit of a beating

will it be ok if i move them to the rear??

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Absolutely not!!! VW quotes, the tyres if swopped must be front to rear and on the same side cannot be changed diagonally as the tyres are directional, sorry. Unless you have non directional tyres which most Touaregs do not.
 

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QUOTE(pilgrim @ Sep 29 2005, 02:08 PM)Absolutely not!!! VW quotes, the tyres if swopped must be front to rear and on the same side cannot be changed diagonally as the tyres are directional, sorry. Unless you have non directional tyres which most Touaregs do not.
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you are correct

just going back to my original question

front to back same side is ok ??

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Buster yes you are right, front to back, same side is fine, I was worried that Wizzy's comments would be misinterpreted.
 

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Sorry. The reply I posted was incorrect in the case or directional tyres which are fitted as standard. Clearly you can not safely change the running direction and to remove the tyre from the rim isn't practical.

Perhaps I should think before replying in future!
 

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Also please bear in mind that VW say there should be no more than 3mm difference in traed depth front to rear. Otherwise the transmission doesn't like it!
 

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That is interesting. I've had the local treg garage swap my tyres around diagionally. I didn't noticed whether they are unidirectional or not (there are no markings to say they are unidirectional). Anyway they didn't say anything and did it. I've had unidirectional tyres before. There is usually an arrow indicating direction of rotation on the sidewall.
 

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QUOTE(Wizzy @ Sep 29 2005, 06:46 PM)Sorry. The reply I posted was incorrect in the case or directional tyres which are fitted as standard. Clearly you can not safely change the running direction and to remove the tyre from the rim isn't practical.

Perhaps I should think before replying in future!
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But on the plus side - you can safely go 100mph in reverse, in the wet!!

NOW THERE'S A CHALLENGE !!
 

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QUOTE(meld3 @ Sep 30 2005, 09:39 PM)But on the plus side - you can safely go 100mph in reverse, in the wet!!

NOW THERE'S A CHALLENGE !!
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I will try that next time I book the air strip and report back

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QUOTE(Buster @ Oct 1 2005, 09:11 AM)I will try that next time I book the air strip and report back

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and you know the crazy thing here is Rich ain't joking
 

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QUOTE(Kaine @ Oct 1 2005, 09:23 AM)and you know the crazy thing here is Rich ain't joking?

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Except his "airstrip" is the A46 !!
 

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Sorry Guy's n Girl's

i have started booking Bruntingthorpe airodrome

Gave up with the A46 to many cars got a bit silly

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The next time we book we will be taking my mates 200 mph motorbike too

lost the last pictures

so will do better this time

may have to look at new tyres before next time though

should be fun

my mate works at the air field test driving JCB's so he is there most days too

Rich
 
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