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You have 2 new tires and 2 that are 1/2 worn.

Do you install the worn ones on the front and the new ones on the back, or do you you install the new ones on the front and the worn ones on the back?

Oh and your car is front wheel drive!

Support your answer! Lets see how you do. :beer
 

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i bet this is some kinda trick question...

but i would put the new tires on the front because the front of the car is heaviest, and i would rather have a rear tire blowout than a front.

also im pretty sure more braking is done upfront than by the rear, steering, and its FWD.

so i would put them up front.
 

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FWD car; New tires on the front. Steering, Power, and Brakes are all handled by mainly the front tires, so put the best grip up there.
 

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Is this a trick question?



New tires on the back would help keep the tail from spinning out with the extra tread, logic would seem to lean toward the front though.
the mustang is RWD so the weight it more balanced. Whereas Bossinds car is FWD, put the new wheels on the front!
 

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Is this a trick question?

New tires on the back would help keep the tail from spinning out with the extra tread, logic would seem to lean toward the front though.
Not really, its a matter of safety.
 

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the mustang is RWD so the weight it more balanced. Whereas Bossinds car is FWD, put the new wheels on the front!
Mustang was a joke..... RWD, but the chains are on the front. :toothless
 

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Yeah, new tires go up front on a FWD car. Put the 1/2 tread tires on back since they wont wear down as quickly as the front.

But also be careful if they are bald and on the back. I have found out with our car that in the rain, when the back tires are going bald then the car will slip around like its RWD.
 

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Worn tires on the front, new ones on the back.


Here's the support for my answer...

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If the rear tires have more tread depth than the front tires, the front tires will begin to hydroplane and lose traction on wet roads before the rears. This will cause the vehicle to begin to understeer (the vehicle wants to continue driving straight ahead). Understeer is relatively easy to control because releasing the gas pedal will slow the vehicle and help the driver maintain control.

However, if the front tires have more tread depth than the rear tires, the rear tires will begin to hydroplane and lose traction on wet roads before the fronts. This will cause the vehicle to begin to oversteer in which the vehicle wants to spin. Oversteer is far more difficult to control, and in addition to the initial distress felt when the rear of the car starts sliding, quickly releasing the gas pedal in an attempt to slow down may actually make it more difficult for the driver to regain control, possibly causing a complete spinout.

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=52
 

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FWD car; New tires on the front. Steering, Power, and Brakes are all handled by mainly the front tires, so put the best grip up there.
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I couldnt say any better. Id put the new tires on the front of a RWD car too for the same reason. Id rather slide the rear then the front.
 

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I would throw the new ones on the front. They are going to wear down faster than the rears. If the back's wear down before the fronts, then you just move the fronts to the back and buy a new set for the front. Otherwise, hopefully they all wear down at the same time and you get 4 new.
FWD car; New tires on the front. Steering, Power, and Brakes are all handled by mainly the front tires, so put the best grip up there.
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I'm with both stupids here. OR, you could mount them on the top of the car so if you get in a wreck and roll over, you could just keep going.:toothless
 
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