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"Mount This Side In" is on outside of tire. Dangerous?

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  1. Mojo88

    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    So I managed to score a nice set of Roush RR03 forged wheels for my car (2010 Roush 'Hammer'). The wheels are in good shape with no curb rash and they seemed to balance up good. They came with used tires. I was gonna buy new tires but these tires (BF Goodrich 275/40 ZR18) have ~90% of tread left on them, so I thought I would try them out.

    After I got them all on, I was cleaning them and noticed that the two wheels on driver side have "Mount This Side In" displayed on the OUTSIDE. The two tires on the passenger side are OK and have "Mount This Side In" displayed on the inside. All four tires are OK with regards to rotational arrows pointing in correct direction.

    So this means the two tires on driver side are the wrong tires.... and my big question is: is this safe? Obviously, the guy was driving on them. I don't drive the car in rain or snow. Nor do I track the car. I'm not sure how badly this would affect handling for casual driving. Can anyone give me some opinions? Thanks

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  2. Coosawjack

    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    BF Goodrich had a bunch of tires with the wrong print on them.......is the tread pattern on the driver's side OK......the reverse of the passenger's side??o_O

    If they look right they should be OK regardless of the print on the sidewalls!!;)
     
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    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    Check out this pic below. It would have been nice if they were the ones with wrong print, but instead I think I have mismatched tires.

    Again I ask, does anyone see any danger here?

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  4. KEVINS

    KEVINS Active Member Established Member

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    Tires are directional. Get it remounted.

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    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    nevermind...
     
  6. Coosawjack

    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I had very poor luck with BFG tires on my 2004 Marauder......I went with Nittos and never looked back!!;)

    If I were you I'd opt for new tires since those look pretty worn......it just looks like someone mounted the left side tires wrong??o_O
     
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    13COBRA JJG's Attorney Premium Member

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    Get new tires.
     
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    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    Yeah, I think that's the best option. Oh well, at least I will get a few guilt-free burnouts out of these, haha!

    Thanks all.................... ;)
     
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    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    just turn your wheels around that will fix it


     
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    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    You have two right side tires on the rear. Someone made a mistake.

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  11. Mojo88

    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    Same problem in the front. So all four tires are "right side" specific. I am wondering if the guy might have been racing oval track or something, and perhaps this was deliberate. These tires are old, but they had great ratings for dry traction. Terrible ratings for wet.....
     
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    Old tires don't stick to anything very well, depending on how old. Rubber gets hard with age.
     
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    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    No argument there. I totally concur.
     
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    OETKB is seldom seen Established Member

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    I put a Datsun 2000 roadster into the woods backwards on some old tires many years ago. I learned my lesson. o_O
     

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