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Tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by cmytacoma, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Feb 14, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    cmytacoma

    cmytacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How bad is it to have 3 tires at 80% tread and having the other brand new? Would it be better to buy 2 new ones and put them up front? Thanks
     
  2. Feb 14, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Black Taco

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    If you're on dry pavement, it really wouldn't make a difference. That being said, my whole life I've been trained to put the two new tires up front (Usually after getting wheel alignment). Well it wasn't until just a couple years ago that I was at a training and I learned that putting the new tires in the rear is better. Firestone had a video of a Crown Victoria with new rear tires trying to out maneuver a pursuit vehicle with new front tires. The pursuit vehicle with new front tires hydroplaned every time and was unable to keep up. Long story short... Put the new ones on the rear.
    Moral of the story: If you choose not to, don't try to outrun the Police.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    cmytacoma

    cmytacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    But i like to play spy hunter in my truck. Oh well, still have my smoke screen and oil slick:cool:. Nice truck BTW need my tires to fit like yours, looks nice
     
  4. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Black Taco

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    Thanks. I've got to get some better pics, but my camera took a shit.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    cmytacoma

    cmytacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So you think just one or two? I need to post some update pics as well but lost the camera in the split
     
  6. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    2.7taco

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    80% tread on three tires. As far as I know it would be perfectly fine as long as the tread pattern and treadwear is the same or similar. Just push two of the original tires to the front and place the new on the rear. As long as the 80% is remaining tread.
     
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