Where should you put your worst tires? I say put them on the front. If
you have a tire problem you can control a skid best if the problem is
with the tire on the front. If the problem is on the rear the skid will
be a lot harder to control. What do ya`ll think?
I think first of all you shouldn't have tires that bad that you're
However, the logic is precisely backwards...it's much easier to control
if you have both front tires than only one--it is, after all, those that
are tied to the steering wheel.
It's also more likely to cause a rollover if a front drops and gouges
thus causing a full-bore cranking of the front wheels one direction or
t'other at speed.
Put the new ones on the front...
The correct answer!
I jes had my bad front tires replaced. The tire dealer said the tread
was already separating from the core and it was jes a matter of miles
before I lost a front tire. Replace them.
On Sep 2, 4:14 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (Herb Eneva) wrote:
Watch this video...some people might be surprised.
or read this:
Answer: New tires go on the rear of the vehicle - FWD, RWD, 4WD or AWD
re: "Answer: New tires go on the rear of the vehicle - FWD, RWD, 4WD
Allow me to rephrase that...
Answer: The tires with the deepest tread go on the rear of the vehicle
- FWD, RWD, 4WD or AWD
If the new tires do not have as deep a tread as the old ones then they
should go on the front.
On Thu, 2 Sep 2010 16:31:38 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
As far as hydroplaning, yes it can be an issue with the over-width
tires on todays cars if they are bald. But driving in the rain in not
the majority of your driving - and hydroplaning conditions occur only
a few times a year for a few minutes at a time. A sensible driver just
slows down under those conditions. The REST of the time, better
traction on the front is more advantageous.
The video showing the hydroplaning shows drivers driving WAY TOO FAST
Note that all the recommendations mentioned are based on hydroplaning
on wet roads. Blowouts and flats at highway speed are a entirely
different case. So the decision should be based on your expected
conditions. Would drivers in the SW really be concerned with
hydroplaning more than tire heat?
Yes I noticed that, but there are also many other sites that say the
same thing about rear placement of the best tires and don't mention
hydroplaning. Braking traction and skidding, even in good conditions,
are stated as the reasons.
See my response to HeyBub about weight transfer. I ain't making this
up, I'm just keeping up with the times.
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