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Old 05-23-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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I agree with ALL of the comments.

Number 8 is wrong. If you are only replacing 2 new tires, they should go on the rear and not the front even in front wheel drive cars.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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I think #8 is partially correct. Better tread on the front will help prevent hydroplaning and it is easier to control a flat or blowout on the rear. I would always put the best tires on the front regardless of the drive axle being front or rear.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:01 PM   #4
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8 is wrong. The last sentence in number 8 explains why the new tires go in the rear. You can feel and recover if the front hydroplanes. But if the rear hydroplanes....it's over... This video explains it. Install Two New Tires on the Rear Axle - YouTube
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8 is wrong. The last sentence in number 8 explains why the new tires go in the rear. You can feel and recover if the front hydroplanes. But if the rear hydroplanes....it's over... This video explains it. Install Two New Tires on the Rear Axle - YouTube
Agree with the hydroplaning, but not if you have a flat from my experience. I was also taught how to control a loose rear end, but you can't control a loose front end especially if it's hydroplaning. A very controversial subject. Due to my driving experiences, if I can only replace two, I will continue to put them on the front. Never had to before as I always replace all 4.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:27 PM   #6
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8 is wrong. The last sentence in number 8 explains why the new tires go in the rear. You can feel and recover if the front hydroplanes. But if the rear hydroplanes....it's over... This video explains it. Install Two New Tires on the Rear Axle - YouTube
I am with Tim on this because it matches what I have always been taught.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:52 PM   #7
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Im with OC on this one. I'd rather my rear hit a ditch than the front.
I know discount tires policy is that new tires go on the rear, but my best tread gets sent up front.
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Old 05-24-2014, 12:04 AM   #8
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Never heard of the drive train issues on #2. Of course 4 matching tires is always preferred. But...
Some auto manufacturers will tell you to place mis-sized tires on the rear (ie. Spares) to retain steering control. And I havent seen any vehicles with locked diffs other than drag racers and offroad trucks. And even on front wheel drive vehicles your tires will turn at differing amounts of rotations from cornering and curves in the road. Of couse it makes a huge difference on duallys though, on other tire wear.

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Old 05-24-2014, 12:48 AM   #9
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The new tires need to go up front, per what I was taught. In inclement weather the front tires are under greater forces than the rears especially when braking, thus we need the greater wet traction up front.

The industry has flipped on this three times I'm aware of and might change tomorrow. Plus in 7,500 miles or so you're going to rotate the tires, what then?

The worn out tire against the new tire on the drive axle isn't a concern either, that 3/8" difference in tread won't make a significant difference in revs per mile, not enough to hurt the diff. Now on a dually the new tire can't go against an old tire on the same side, the new tire will get wiped off quickly, experienced that one first hand.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:18 AM   #10
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In the past, tire dealers I have been too have had a policy that if you are replacing only two tires on your vehicle...they will only install them on the front...I agree!
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