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Winter tire question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ouyin2000, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Mar 26, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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    ouyin2000

    ouyin2000 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a specific question that I would like an opinion on.

    Question: If you can only put on 2 winter tires (why you can't put all 4 on is not the issue), where should you put them and why?

    I've heard a couple of different theories, but i just read an article on a new one.

    Put them on the front: Steering is ALWAYS important, especially if you have a FWD vehicle. - I agree with this.

    Put them on the rear: RWD vehicles would benefit more from improved traction on the drive wheels.

    *NEW* Put them on the rear: Manufacturers would prefer you to understeer than have the rear end come whipping around.

    Source: http://www.autonet.ca/auto-news/my-mechanic/2013/01/29/getting-a-grip-on-winter-tires/

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Mar 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    Sandman614

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    I would put them on the drive wheels. Steering is not important if you can't go anywhere.

    :eek:or 1 up front + one on rear, on opposite sides of the vehicle ;):pray:
     
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