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    Hi all,

    I have 2 more worn out tyres. I've heard mixed reports. Should they be on the back or on the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Coast Outlaw View Post
    Hi all,

    I have 2 more worn out tyres. I've heard mixed reports. Should they be on the back or on the front?

    Thanks
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    I have had one serious accident - on a strait road nogaals, directly cause by putting bad old tyres on the rear.

    I hit a puddle, the rears aqua-planed and I was a passenger from there till where the accident happened. It is unbelievable how quickly the rear of the vehicle comes around and you end up facing all the rushhour cars on a national road.
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    Steering control is from the back wheels. That is why it is always better to have the best tread at the rear of the vehicle. If you want to understand the principle google Ackerman principle of steering.

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    I was told for years, that better tyres on the front to disperse the water, the rear wheels then have a much "cleaner" surface.

    Then, does the rule change between FWD and RWD cars?

    I have taken some chances with tyres on my plat karre, but always had good tread on my 4x4, yet I have had my worst aquaplaning experience's on what I thought were good tyres, tread wise.

    Firestone ATXs and BFGs probably making for the best excitement I have ever experienced, but on every occasion it was the front wheels that let go. The back end always just followed.

    Now on Michelin LTXs, and back to the slip and slide. All tyres are virtually new as far as tread depth goes, but the front wheels come off the tar at the slightest amount of water on the road. Maybe the 12,5" wide tyres are too wide and trap the water under them.

    I suppose its back to the analogy that anything you do for offroad gain, bites you on road. So where I get a great footprint from the 33"x12,5" offroad, its way off what the little 245's were able to give me on the tar.
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    It is safer to understeer than to oversteer so always put the better tyres on the rear. I would rather hit something facing forwards when the vehicle safety features work for you. Hitting something sideways or facing backwards could cause more severe damage to occupants.
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    Same for all vehicles FWD or RWD

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    Not to sound sanctimonial, but I wouldnt mix tyres on the vehicle that carries my family. Buy 4/5 new tyres, rotate them properly and look after them, much safer.

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    I've heard its better to have good tyres at front as thats where most braking happens and you dont wanna lose braking capability.
    Also, its better to have a blow-out from the rear than the front.

    I suppose one argument could be is that you want the better tyres on your drive wheels. Be that front or rear
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    So many "arguments" as to what is the right thing to do.

    My old donkey has no other safety features other than its weight advantage and the nut behind the steering wheel making the right moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Coast Outlaw View Post
    Hi all,

    I have 2 more worn out tyres. I've heard mixed reports. Should they be on the back or on the front?

    Thanks

    Some science...

    http://kumhotyre.co.uk/kumho-news/sh...front-or-rear/

    http://www.michelinman.com/US/en/saf...ing-tires.html

    http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/....jsp?techid=52


    says the rear, but not ideal.

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    I definitely learnt something today, I was under the impression to put new tyres in front for better cornering grip, oh well, now I need to go and change all 3 cars to put the newer tyres in the back

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    Too me its a choice of, when the poo hits the fan do you want to hit the tree head first or bum first.

    I remain of the opinion that up until you completely loose traction from the worn Tyres, good Tyres in front is better.

    Sandy, wet, muddy driveway or dirt road. Good luck with slicks in front.
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