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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Directional tires in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by dreiloft RAB: I think you are incorrect. You just flip the tire when mounting the tire on ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreiloft
    RAB:

    I think you are incorrect. You just flip the tire when mounting the tire on the rim, so the direction coincides when mounting on the left or the right side of the vehicle. He would only need two different sets of tires, a set for the front an another for the rear.
    Dreiloft, Of course you are quite correct. I own a 2013 CTS coupe and because of a problem on the road I had to replace the two rear tires. My DIC informed me of a loss in psi for the RR tire. Long story short: The tire picked up a 3" wood screw, we applied air & sealant, but I knew I had to change the two rear tires because I had over 10K on the car and you just do not drive with uneven tires on the same position. I replaced the two rear tires and although they cost over $320.00 per tire, they are worth it.

    Relating to your reply, One DOES NOT ROTATE TIRES ON THIS TYPE OF VEHICLE.

    Front tires are: 245/45ZR 19
    Rear tires are: 275/40R. 19 101V
    Tire Pressure: 35 psi for all each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctspremium

    Dreiloft, Of course you are quite correct. I own a 2013 CTS coupe and because of a problem on the road I had to replace the two rear tires. My DIC informed me of a loss in psi for the RR tire. Long story short: The tire picked up a 3" wood screw, we applied air & sealant, but I knew I had to change the two rear tires because I had over 10K on the car and you just do not drive with uneven tires on the same position. I replaced the two rear tires and although they cost over $320.00 per tire, they are worth it.

    Relating to your reply, One DOES NOT ROTATE TIRES ON THIS TYPE OF VEHICLE.

    Front tires are: 245/45ZR 19
    Rear tires are: 275/40R. 19 101V
    Tire Pressure: 35 psi for all each.
    I have the 19" summer tire package on my 2012 coupe which are non directional and when I took it in for service they just rotated left to right.

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    Re: Directional tires

    Quote Originally Posted by dreiloft View Post
    RAB:
    I think you are incorrect. You just flip the tire when mounting the tire on the rim, so the direction coincides when mounting on the left or the right side of the vehicle. He would only need two different sets of tires, a set for the front an another for the rear.
    Doh!! What was I thinking?! Yes, of course, with blackwall tires you just flip the tire over on the rim and you're good to go. For some reason I was thinking a uni-directional tire could be mounted on the rim in one orientation only.. a thought pattern left over in my head from the days of whitewall and raised white letter tires.

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