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    Directional tyres

    Hi folks,
    Just wanted to see if anyone can confirm that all directional tyres say that on it, with the arrow etc?

    I want to start painting these wheels but they will have to go back on opposite sides as they are on the wrong way


    Just want be sure like

    cheers, watty

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    Directional Tyre, i thought they where all round

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    Those rims are awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffa View Post
    Directional Tyre, i thought they where all round
    forgot to ask, recently the tyres seem to have went flat but only at the bottom tho, any ideas mate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stal1878 View Post
    Those rims are awesome
    They need painted up tho Ben but i like them as well mate

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    Directional tyres will have the arrow, you can also tell from the tread too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watty View Post
    Just wanted to see if anyone can confirm that all directional tyres say that on it, with the arrow etc?
    Hmmm does that mean reversing is prohibited?
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    Quote Originally Posted by e36coupe-328 View Post
    Hmmm does that mean reversing is prohibited?
    MOT rules state......

    a tyre not fitted in compliance with the manufacturers sidewall instruction


    And furthermore....

    Direction of rotation may be indicated by an arrow and/or words, but an arrow by itself should not be taken to indicate direction of rotation.

    So just a arrow means pass and advise.

    If it says Rotation and has a arrow or says D.O.R. or Direction Of Rotation and has a arrow then it fails if fitted incorrectly(incorrect rotation)

    Likewise if it is an asymmetric tyre with a sidewall marked ‘outer’ fitted with the marking to the inner side of the wheel then it will fail.
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    Thanks guys, just didnt want to be driving through the rain sometime and the tyres arent shifting the water

    And cheers Ronnie, very informative

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    Funnily enough, I used to put Dunlop 207GP's against the rotation on my bike for wet trackdays, they used to dispel the water better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark@Vorny.co.uk View Post
    Funnily enough, I used to put Dunlop 207GP's against the rotation on my bike for wet trackdays, they used to dispel the water better

    Random fact.
    The random facts still facts Mark, wonder how that worked then lol

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