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    I take it it is best to put the best [more tread] tyres on the front of a front wheel driven motor?

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    Apparently, it's common practice to put the tyres with more tread on the rear. I think it's because more people can deal with a front wheel skid than if the rear lets go.

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    i would rather but better tyres on the rear because it harder to control the rear end if it begings to slide

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigknill View Post
    Apparently, it's common practice to put the tyres with more tread on the rear. I think it's because more people can deal with a front wheel skid than if the rear lets go.
    This is what I had heard and wondered what the general view was. Fortunatly mine had ESP but hopefully it will not need to come into play.

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    As above

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    this thread has come up twice as i had said the same as bigknill

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    Cheers Glynn. You see I have put the fronts on the back and the back on the front, to try and make them all wear equally be fore they all need changing, also I thought if the deeper tread were on the front it would be helpful in the snow, if we get any here, chers for the comments though.

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    I'd always change them front to back Ed. It evens the life of your tyres and being front wheel drive and your power you need to get as much grip as you can. Also the days of losing the back end are nearly extinct with FWD but if you do lose it you'd have to be going that fast with all the stability controls we have to help that worrying about controling it will be the last thing on your mind just after-where are my new undies!!!

    Let your fronts go a few mm's lower than the back then swop and perhaps do it every 6 months or 3 or 4 times during the tyres' life

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigknill View Post
    Apparently, it's common practice to put the tyres with more tread on the rear. I think it's because more people can deal with a front wheel skid than if the rear lets go.
    Quote Originally Posted by glynn View Post
    i would rather but better tyres on the rear because it harder to control the rear end if it begings to slide
    Quote Originally Posted by kns View Post
    As above
    Ditto.

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