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Probably a dumb question, but what’s the recommended rotation schedule/mileage?
 

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Probably a dumb question, but what’s the recommended rotation schedule/mileage?
Different owners have been told different things by various Rivian SC techs, but the recommendations have been between 5K-8K miles. Best bet is to get a tire tread depth gauge ($20) and keep track of wear, rotate according to wear vs. mi driven.
 

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Think I was told $200 for tire rotation @ San Diego SC, thought it was outrageous at the time. Person tried to sell it as the lug nuts are easy to damage and need to be done by hand as the reason for the cost and why I should stay away from Discount Tire.
 

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Morale of the story: ensure they DO NOT use the impact wrench on those locking bolts...hand torque only with the torque wrench.
Do they even have a torque wrench at those tire shops? I thought the impact driver was their torque wrench.. when it stops turning it's torqued! Or, maybe I'm confusing them with Jiffy Lube 😞
 

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Different owners have been told different things by various Rivian SC techs, but the recommendations have been between 5K-8K miles. Best bet is to get a tire tread depth gauge ($20) and keep track of wear, rotate according to wear vs. mi driven.
Just called my local Discount Tire. Store Mgr said normally 5-8K, but he suggested being conservative and going with 4-6K to start and getting a feel for the wear for the first set before setting a rotation plan.

He also recommended that if you’re going to get a spare for rotation, to get 2 instead of just 1 due to the heavy wear EV tires get.

EDIT: He also said they just got their jack pucks in last week, so that’s a decent sign…
 

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Just called my local Discount Tire. Store Mgr said normally 5-8K, but he suggested being conservative and going with 4-6K to start and getting a feel for the wear for the first set before setting a rotation plan.

He also recommended that if you’re going to get a spare for rotation, to get 2 instead of just 1 due to the heavy wear EV tires get.

EDIT: He also said they just got their jack pucks in last week, so that’s a decent sign…
A lot depends on the type of driving you do.... local stop and go driving with a lot of low speed turns (maneuvering in and out of parking spots and parking lots) is especially wearing on tires vs. more straight line driving on limited access roadways. That's why it's best to get a tread depth gauge and keep track of your actual wear patterns vs. just rotating every XXXX miles driven. Depending on your actual wear measurements, if there's no significant wear difference between front and rear... maybe stretch the rotations to 10K miles. Why rotate tires if it's not needed.
 

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Different owners have been told different things by various Rivian SC techs, but the recommendations have been between 5K-8K miles. Best bet is to get a tire tread depth gauge ($20) and keep track of wear, rotate according to wear vs. mi driven.
So what’s the wear number to rotate them at?
 

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Just called my local Discount Tire. Store Mgr said normally 5-8K, but he suggested being conservative and going with 4-6K to start and getting a feel for the wear for the first set before setting a rotation plan.

He also recommended that if you’re going to get a spare for rotation, to get 2 instead of just 1 due to the heavy wear EV tires get.

EDIT: He also said they just got their jack pucks in last week, so that’s a decent sign…
Lol at the 2 spare tire recommendation. Why stop at 2? Might as well get 4 spares!
 

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So what’s the wear number to rotate them at?
Well, on the 20's for instance.. IIRC the tread depth when new is 13/32", so if I measure a difference of over 3/32" I'd probably rotate them.
 

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Discount Tire rotations are free - at least they are in Arizona.
I had my tires rotated and balanced for 68 and change. I believe they would have rotated my tires for free if I had purchased them at Discount Tire. My tires were the original tire that came with the truck.
 

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I spent a little bit of time at my local Discount Tire this weekend...
Rivian R1T R1S Tire Rotation and Balancing -- Discount Tire is Rivian's preferred tire shop (just confirm they have jack pucks) IMG_2366



Rivian R1T R1S Tire Rotation and Balancing -- Discount Tire is Rivian's preferred tire shop (just confirm they have jack pucks) IMG_2437
 

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Had my first rotation done today at the Discount Tire location in West Mifflin, PA just outside of Pittsburgh. No charge. I called ahead and confirmed they had the pucks. He said they have serviced at least a few Rivians and knew about them and the relationship that Discount Tire has with them. Outstanding service and a definite endorsement and recommendation from me for anyone in SW PA.
 

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I use Americas tire as they have a road force balancer , both of my P cars have center lock wheels and I have to remove the axle nuts as they don’t have a 605nm torque Gun.

The road force is the best balance so far

GB

I will order the pucks for the Rt and I will have some Titanium Torx70 lug bolts made for the truck .

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