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      01-19-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Rotational Direction - Bridgestone Potenza Run Flats

Searched, but could not find this: I bought a set of OEM 189 wheels and Bridgestone Potenza Run Flats with 2500 miles on them.

The Michelins I am taking off have rotational arrows showing which direction they must rotate. Do the Bridgestone Potenza Run Flats need to rotate in a particular direction too? The Michelins I just removed can not be installed on the opposite side of the car after they have been run on the car. The Bridgestone Potenza Run Flats are marked "inside" and "outside" and that is important when you mount the tire to the wheel. But, the question is once these Bridgestone are mounted and run on the car; can the driver's side wheel/tire set be installed on the passenger's side, now rotating "backward"?
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BS RFTs are NOT directional. as long as the Outside mark is outside, you're set. I know the thread pattern looks odd, but that is fine. I asked the same questions recently when I switched from 156s to 162s with same tires that you have.
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If they have directional arrows on the side walls then they are directional no matter if run flat or not.
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      01-20-2008, 10:11 PM   #4
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bump, hope nhhiep is right. others comments?
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Yes, he is correct. The OEM 18" BS RE050A runflats are asymmetric (inside and outside) but not directional.

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yes you can rotate them to the passenger side...
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