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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

    ouyin2000 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2010
    First Name:
    Arlington, Virginia
    '11 DCSB TRD Sport
    Leer 100XL Canopy, OEM Side steps, TRD Oil Cap, TRD License Plate Cover, WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners, Elite O/R Hitch Shackle, Katzkin Leather Interior, LED Interior Lighting, Foglight Anytime mod, Illuminated 4x4 switch, Grom Audio Aux adapter, Redline Goods leather shift boot console cover and door handle pulls, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Dynolock electric tailgate lock
    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/

  2. Mar 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Sandman614 LRGRNR

    Oct 26, 2010
    Boone, NC\Garner, NC
    '06 SR5 Off Road
    ARB Front Bumper, Projector Headlights w/Slimcubby 4300K HID's, Oznium LED's, LED taillights, DIY Washable Cabin Moose Filter, Sockmonkey SR5 Off Road, Aux Audio plug, OME 886x, OME Nitrochargers, Wheelers 3 Leaf Progressive AAL, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Lift Bracket, Dodge D-Rings
    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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