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Old 09-18-2011, 03:48 PM
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After months of shopping and looking for the right truck I have a 2011 Dually with the dreaded 200.00 option of the raised white lettering tires. The selling dealer wanted too much money to turn the tires in. Putting white lettering tires on a work truck is an oximoran. WTF were the people thinking about when they offered this as an option? Right up there with white carpeting....

Before I rack up too many miles and the tread pattern gets set, I'd like to turn the tires in. (Put the white lettering towards the inside) So I'm looking at the front tires and the outside rear tires only.

These are the stock General Tires. 1) Are these tires unidirectional? 2) I would use a Mom and Pop shop to get the job done. The dealer is one step above a dipstick and would hose it up along with cost too.

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Stick with the mom and pop shop. The one by me only charged $20 to do the exact job you are describing.
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I always have mine turned in - I hate the white lettering! Our 'mom and pop shop' did it for free when I changed back to my 20' summer tires
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Yup...turn them in and go to the Mom and Pop shop. I really doubt the tires are directional, and if they are, put them on the opposite side.
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What is it with guys always seeming to prefer raised white lettering turned to the inside? I've had shop guys ask me if I wanted mine turned inside, and almost in disbelief when I said no, "put the letters outside", they ask me to confim if I understood,...having been a long time Michelin/BFG employee, yes I do know the difference as well as tires in general.

I like the looks of white lettering/sidwalls (even on my Harley too) and don't mind the extra effort to keep them looking clean and crisp. Just my own personal preference, but then I'm not a guy and being a blonde too, only things I can think of.
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What is it with guys always seeming to prefer raised white lettering turned to the inside? I've had shop guys ask me if I wanted mine turned inside, and almost in disbelief when I said no, "put the letters outside", they ask me to confim if I understood,...having been a long time Michelin/BFG employee, yes I do know the difference as well as tires in general.

I like the looks of white lettering/sidwalls (even on my Harley too) and don't mind the extra effort to keep them looking clean and crisp. Just my own personal preference, but then I'm not a guy and being a blonde too, only things I can think of.
LOL. I also love whit letter tires. ALWAYS have them on my vehicles. Same thing happens when the shops ask me about them, they act like I'm an idiot for wanting the white letters....

Anyway that wasn't the OP question lol, the sidewall of the tire should say if they are directional or not. Also you should be able to tell by the tread, if it is a flipped/inverse pattern on the opposite side of centerline then it is not directional.
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I always turn mine in. I had the opposite experience than what the posters above described. I bought my BFG AT's at Costco online and had them shipped to my local store. When I went to get them mounted I forgot that they had RWL otherwise I would have told them to mount them in. Go to pick the truck up that night and see that they mounted them out. So I went and talked to the girl at the desk and explained that I wanted them mounted in and I forgot to tell them that. She said that they also forgot to ask and everyone in the shop unanimously thought I'd want them mounted out! I couldnt believe that everyone there liked them mounted out.. especially on my almost murdered out black truck.. haha
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We would not have made them that way if they were not a popular style intended to be turned out. Nobody in our Michelin parking lot had them turned inside.
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I always turn mine in. I had the opposite experience than what the posters above described. I bought my BFG AT's at Costco online and had them shipped to my local store. When I went to get them mounted I forgot that they had RWL otherwise I would have told them to mount them in. Go to pick the truck up that night and see that they mounted them out. So I went and talked to the girl at the desk and explained that I wanted them mounted in and I forgot to tell them that. She said that they also forgot to ask and everyone in the shop unanimously thought I'd want them mounted out! I couldnt believe that everyone there liked them mounted out.. especially on my almost murdered out black truck.. haha
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