Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Eastern Nebraska (Also IA)
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Re: ROTATE TIRES yourself? Balance & align?
I always rotate my tires myself using the 5 tire "rearward cross" shown above. I do it (and an oil change) every 5k miles. In theory you can do it as often as you want as long as the interval is consistent, but I'm a busy college student and I get pretty even wear with 5k intervals. Only time I get the FJ aligned is when I've done some mod that affects it, or if it feels like it needs aligned. The shop I get my tires from does a good job of balancing them from the start, so I've never had to go back and get them re-balanced.
NESSIE, 2011 NSSE edition
-DO steel rally bumper
-IronMan FCP coilovers
-OME/MetalTech cheap LT rear
-285/70r17 Cooper STT Pro tires