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      11-22-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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What do you guys use to mark your tires before storage?

As in RF, RR, LF, LR......I was thinking of using a china marker or oil pastel. What I did was to stick on the label from the snows and write on the label with a sharpie. But I figured yellow or white grease pencil would do the job, just couldn't find one at Staples or Michael's......
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Anything. You could use a paint pen. You could tape a piece of paper with FR, FL etc onto em.
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Duct tape on the inside of the rim and label them as follows:

MOD = Mount on Drivers side
MOP = Mount on Passenger side

Since the wheels are staggered there is no need for front and back labeling.

Note that i tried scotch tape 1 year a long time ago and had a real hard time getting it off. Been using duct tape ever since.
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staggered + directional tires= No need to mark
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staggered + directional tires= No need to mark
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staggered + directional tires= No need to mark
Correct. Staggered + non-directional = need to mark (unless you don't care)
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You can just write right on the tread with these and then it wears off once you start driving on them again.
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staggered + directional tires= No need to mark
Still need to keep left and right straight...I only labeled the left because as you said staggered means front and rear are easily indentifiable...

And I was thinking when the snows come off, they are all 4 the same. I do want to rotate front to rear each season....
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You can just write right on the tread with these and then it wears off once you start driving on them again.
Perfect! Thanks.
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Still need to keep left and right straight...I only labeled the left because as you said staggered means front and rear are easily indentifiable...
No you don't. Each tire can only go on one corner. If you mix them up your directional arrows will be pointing backwards.
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White shoe polish on the tread is what I've used in the past.
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No you don't. Each tire can only go on one corner. If you mix them up your directional arrows will be pointing backwards.
ha! I didn't even know the RE050A's were directional.....and I've had them 2 years! Rather than go out to the shed to look, I pulled up an image on the Tire Rack's website
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