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Per this image, is this the correct pattern for my 2017 CR-V EX-L AWD? Does the cross really matter as long as you do it the same way each rotation? I've seen some sites that say to cross the opposite of this image. Thanks!

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Depends on your personal preference, wear patterns and also directional tires...or not.

Cross pattern requires non-directional tires and is preferred by many.

I personally do front to back because in my experience when tires are run in reverse after 5-10k miles, they are extremely noisy.
 

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The way shown in the Diagram is the way I have always done it. RinconVTR might be correct about noise in some situations and of course you if it is directional tires it is priority one that you keep the direction correct.

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Thanks for the replies. I still have the original stock tires on the CR-V. I don't recall them being directional, but I didn't check the markings yet.
 

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I always thought radial tires had to be rotated front to back, and never rotate in the opposite direction. I have absolutely nothing to reference other than that is what I heard. When I was in high school I worked at a gas station when radials first came out. And that is what my boss told me and I have heard it from other tire places as well. Perhaps now that is not the case now as tires have come a long way in....well more years than I care to state.

Went to the Michelin site and they said do what your manufacturer tells you. I noticed that tire noise got really loud after the last rotation. It was loud but acceptable, but after the rotation it got really loud. Dealer rotated it so I assume they crossed the fronts.
 

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criss cross the front or criss cross the rear your Option. In a log write it down how you did it.





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Per this image, is this the correct pattern for my 2017 CR-V EX-L AWD? Does the cross really matter as long as you do it the same way each rotation? I've seen some sites that say to cross the opposite of this image. Thanks!

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Probably optimal for wear but more difficult for the DIYer. I was doing front/back with 2 stands and a floor jack.

Fortunately I replaced the OEM kooks and plan to let Discount Tire do criss-cross rotations every 5000 miles or so.
 

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Probably optimal for wear but more difficult for the DIYer. I was doing front/back with 2 stands and a floor jack.

Fortunately I replaced the OEM kooks and plan to let Discount Tire do criss-cross rotations every 5000 miles or so.
I second this, mainly because of the amount of turns we do with the front tires we want to criss cross the rears so they too have their chance of wearing evenly when they're mounted up to the front.

I would recommend investing in additional two jack stands that way you can have the entire car up just once without having to lift the driver side then move tires then drop to lift the passenger side then drop to finally being able to lift the entire front to swap those out.
NEVER use a floor jack to keep your car up, the ONLY thing keeping that floor jack up is a tiny rubber O-ring that usually fails over 2-3 years.

Also torque to correct specs in a STAR pattern and recheck torque after 500miles :)
 

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take the extra step to remove off the rim outer to inner side of the full 4 tires. if you have a full spare not the Donught spare, add in the 5th Honda should have kept a full rim spare.

Every 5K give or take if you skip you d be okay don;t panic.
 

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6000 is the recommended range but you can go a lot longer in between without any ill effects, but will need to match the interval the next time. As long as you dont exceed 2.5% circumference difference between front and rear on the 4wd or awd versions (actual all wheel drive is not the same as real time 4wd)

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Haven't rotated yet, but plan to this week.

May be a dumb question, but do I need to also reset the TPMS sensors if the tires are in new positions?
 

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Yes. First you will have to change the tire pressures, the front ones use 33 psi, the rear ones 30 psi, then calibrate the TPMS as the owner's manual describes.
Thank you. I just came across that on page 504/505 of my Owner's Manual.
 

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criss cross rotation has caused tire belts to break, not as common these days but it's still a risk

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I’m not questioning or even doubting your knowledge of older vehicles. My cousin works for Honda as a master mechanic and he says all 2019/20 AWD models do a full cross cross when rotating the tires. They do this this at the dealership on multiple vehicles daily. Never have they had an occurrence of a tire belt breaking. The few times he has seen it was a manufactured defect. He suggested I rotate my 2020 awd CRV hybrid in the picture shown. But you can all decide for yourselves or ask other what they think is correct. They always rotate all non directional tires as the middle diagram shows, fill crossing pattern: left rear to right front and right rear to left front
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