How to tell between radial tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TandM, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    Ok heres the deal I found a sweet deal on some 315's for my turck they are bfg at's. but when the guy took them off of his hummer they werent labeled as to which side they were on. Ive heard that if I put them on and "crossed them" the tires would eventually fall apart and I might die. true? is their anyway to tell what side they were on?
  2. Turf Logic

    Turf Logic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    tell me this is a joke.
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Some tires do have issues with rotating the other way, especially if your local BFG tire outlet and ask.
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    A directional tread should have arrows on the sidewall that shows what forward direction they go. Running them in reverse doesn't hurt anything.

    Your not going to have a tire explode unless it runs hot then a tire will explode.
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Just to be sure call BFG.

    I recall it was the old bias-ply (pre-radial) tires that had issues with rolling the opposite direction once they were broken in (going the other direction).
  6. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    those BFG A/T's don't have a tread direction....i had mine mounted with the black letters out and every 5,000 miles i rotated them in an X-pattern (rear-right to front-left, etc...) and never once had an issue
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    dude your fine with mounting the BFG AT's. They are non directional tires. They would usually say on the side wall if they were directional. A lot of high performance tires are directional and can only be mounted one way or premature tread wear will occur.
  8. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    ok thanks! im getting them today!
  9. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    oh and they have about 20000 miles on them does that make a difference?
  10. Brett's Cutting Edge

    Brett's Cutting Edge LawnSite Member
    from novi
    Posts: 150

    I have the 315's on my truck also and i think they have been the best tire yet. I have 40,000+ and they are still in decent condition, there are probably another 5,000-10,000 left on them. They do not have a direction that they need to rotate. Defiantly will buy another set.

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