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    my front tyres (NCT5s) have done 17k miles and are probably between 1 & 2 mm above the tread indicators but the rears have quite a bit more tread on them.Would it be a good idea to swap them over? also 1 of the rears is a michelin and has obviusly been swapped at some point but has the same amount of tread as the other side.

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    my front tyres (NCT5s) have done 17k miles and are probably between 1 & 2 mm above the tread indicators but the rears have quite a bit more tread on them.Would it be a good idea to swap them over? also 1 of the rears is a michelin and has obviusly been swapped at some point but has the same amount of tread as the other side.

    I watched a program and it mentioned this but is a bad idea, very unsafe as tyres, even when just legal have poor grip and becomes evident when braking hard.

    But I did get that from TV, and in theory you are correct but still......

    No proper traction in the rear and excellent traction at the front, very high rsk of fishtailing.

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    I have done that to mine, Mind you they recon it is best to put the better depth tyres on the back, But I did it this way as I have ESP on mine and I want to wear all the tyres evenly, and the best grip for in the snow is on the front with maximum depth.

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    So whats better then? Falling off the road because the front has no grip and understeering catastrophically, or correcting a bit of oversteer?

    Mine are going to be swapped front to back next weekend. Something I've always done and will continue to do.

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