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    I had to replace 2 tires due to sidewall damage(+- 50% wear)
    Do I fit new ones front or back?

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    I've always fitted to the front in this situation, but there's a school of thought that says the opposite.

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    I wonder if the school of thought drives a lot of offroad!

    I have them at front.

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    Yeah, I think this is more for higher latitude countries, where snow/sleet can be an issue.
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    depends if part-time or full-time 4WD

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    Default Re: New Tires, Do I fit Front or Rear

    Quote Originally Posted by Lappies Labuschagne View Post
    I had to replace 2 tires due to sidewall damage(+- 50% wear)
    Do I fit new ones front or back?
    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    I've always fitted to the front in this situation, but there's a school of thought that says the opposite.

    https://kumhotyre.co.uk/kumho-news/s...front-or-rear/
    Thanks for this thread. I'm facing this situation on Friday when I get two new tyres to replace some very old rubber that has started splitting and leaking through the sidewall cracks. As there will be two tyres left from the originals, I am rather faced with the question, which end of a 150mm lifted car on 33's would you rather have a blow out on, front or back?

    My feeling is on the back. To have a 220mm sidewall drop out of my front end has me terrified. On the rear end, I have lost a wheel on the highway once and could control it. Doubt I would be that lucky if it happened on the front. Car is used mostly on the farm and gravel roads with only around 50km every two weeks on tar. And then I seldom take it over 80km/h lately anyway, and I take the scenic route back on the beach in low range.

    Can I ask that this thread title be updated to include the actual question at hand? I could not find this thread doing the usual search but just happened to come across it by scrolling back on all the posts in the tyre section, and nearly missed it as the title was a bit vague.
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    Default Re: New Tires, Do I fit Front or Rear

    Quote Originally Posted by bfreesani View Post
    Thanks for this thread. I'm facing this situation on Friday when I get two new tyres to replace some very old rubber that has started splitting and leaking through the sidewall cracks. As there will be two tyres left from the originals, I am rather faced with the question, which end of a 150mm lifted car on 33's would you rather have a blow out on, front or back?

    My feeling is on the back. To have a 220mm sidewall drop out of my front end has me terrified. On the rear end, I have lost a wheel on the highway once and could control it. Doubt I would be that lucky if it happened on the front. Car is used mostly on the farm and gravel roads with only around 50km every two weeks on tar. And then I seldom take it over 80km/h lately anyway, and I take the scenic route back on the beach in low range.

    Can I ask that this thread title be updated to include the actual question at hand? I could not find this thread doing the usual search but just happened to come across it by scrolling back on all the posts in the tyre section, and nearly missed it as the title was a bit vague.
    I agree with this as well. I would rather have a blowout at the back so best tyres always to the front
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    Default Re: New Tires

    Also better steering
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    I'm just hoping the circumference of the new rubber is close enough to the old tyres. The Sani spends most of its time in 4x4 in very soft sand. I will however be able to see how much better or worse MT's handle soft sand. Guys are telling me that MT's dig too easy compared to the HT's. I'm anxious to discover this for myself.
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    Default Re: New Tires

    Guys that tell you MT is worst in sand have limited sand driving experience.
    We have done side by side tests Manny moons ago. No AT comes close to MT in serious sand driving.
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    Good to know, thanks.
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    Just arrived.
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    I also like to put new tyres front on front wheel drive karretjies. Better braking and steering.

    I have also seen that “school of thought” about new rubber on the rear, but I guess that is only if you cannot handle a vehicle, in which case where the new tyres are should be the least of your concern…

    Edit: I am guessing it is a platkar, 2 tyres damaged sounds like stepping off the side of the Vereeniging road when a truck coming from the front cuts the line in a bend. On a 4wd the newer tyres on the rear will give better 2wd traction, in which case it makes sense to consider it.
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