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Yes I know the tires rotate as the car goes down the road. ;)
I only have 3,800 k's on the car. I've done three track days without doing the track alignment. The two tracks have high speed right hand turns, so I have excessive wear on the very edge of the left front tire.
I'm going to get the track alignment before next year. There is very little wear anyplace else on the front tires. My thinking is that if I rotate the tire I'll put the excessive wear on the most unused side of the car. Everyone I ask says it's a bad idea. What do you all think?
 

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You should probably consult with the tire manufacturer. However, assuming the tires are not directional, here is what Hoosier Tire says about rotating their racing tires to even out the wear.

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ROAD RACING TIRES: (Includes catalog numbers beginning with 43, 44, 45, 46)
In most cases, Hoosier tires used in Road Race applications should be mounted with the serial code toward the center of the vehicle. Once a tire has been run in the proper orientation it is acceptable to remount the tire in the opposite direction to even out the wear.
 

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Personally I would not drive a C7 when the front tires
have uneven tread wear. Have owned a tire store and
have seen the result of tire failure due to usually
uneven wear due to alignment problem.
I think you need a separate set of tires for your track
time.
I will never have this problem as my C7 will never be
on a track. With proper air pressure in my nitrogen
filled tires and good alignment I will get excellent
mileage out of them considering they are high
Performance tires. IMHO
 

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I think you will be OK as long as the tire manufacturer does not indicate that you should not. However, waiting to long (high mileage) may create belt delamination issues. If you do rotate them let us know how the tires wear after doing so.
 

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I didn't think you could rotate right to left with a steel belted tires, Because it causes the steel belts to shift and start to separate. I always moved from front to back ,but with the different rim diameters 18" to 19" and Z51 19" to 20" that its not possible to do.
 

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Thanks for the responses.

I'm going to go ahead and swop the fronts. Once I get the track alignment I shouldn't get so much wear on the edge of the left tire. I also think I'll keep an eye on the tire pressure a bit more. I think I may have taken the hot pressure down a little too much.

I'm not worried about tire wear from the road as I think I'll be using the car only on the track next year.
 

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I didn't think you could rotate right to left with a steel belted tires, Because it causes the steel belts to shift and start to separate...
Randy; My understanding is that if you don't wait too long, or put a lot of mileage on them before you rotate them, that will not be a problem.
 
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