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Old 06-21-2007, 08:20 PM
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Is the red dot the valve stem location and the yellow dot_ _ _ _ _ _ I don't remember ,I tnink is has something to do with width ,
Do'es anyone know?
Just got new tires and am trying to remember
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:33 PM
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I think this can be manufacturer specific, but I may be wrong. I remember reading something on Tirerack, so you can probably find the article.
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I don't remember which dot it is, but one you're supposed to mount near the valvestem to minimize the amt of weight needed to balance the tire...
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Interesting read
Yoko's version

Basically, yellow dot at the valve stem, but some wheels place the valve stem based on aesthetics, in which case who knows. Try the red dot method if the wheel is marked accordingly.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:11 PM
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You know in all that time I've been around tires and cars, I've never asked and, thus, never known what those colored dots were for...
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:30 AM
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yes the same for me ,so I started asking and some would know and some would look at me like WHAT ????
but I do'nt remember what it is and can't find where I worte it down.
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yes the same for me ,so I started asking and some would know and some would look at me like WHAT ????
but I do'nt remember what it is and can't find where I worte it down.
Rod
Did you read the articles I posted? All the info is there.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:00 PM
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I'll take a look
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:10 PM
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I'll be damed I had no clue that this is what the dots on the tires were for. Thanks guy learned something tonight.
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Default Yellow rings and red dots

I have been a Master Auto Tech for over 25 years and you can bank on what I tell you is correct. The yellow ring is to be lined up with the valve stem and the red dot is the high spot of the tire and should be lined up with the dimple in the rim if it has one (steel wheels). Most techs just line up the yellow ring with the valve stem that way less weight will have to be added to the the tire to balance.
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