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Old 07-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #91
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Wait, rear DRIVE axle, or rear axle on a FWD car?
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doesnt matter you put the better tires on the back so your rear doesnt pass your front
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doesnt matter you put the better tires on the back so your rear doesnt pass your front
This.

If your rear end starts to slide out because of bad tires, you can't control it.

If your front does, you can. You have control of the front tires via the steering wheel.
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You have control to a certain point, once the rear end passes the PONR, then your screwed. On a FWD vehicle, MY PERSONAL preference is to have the better tires up front. My reason? 80% of braking is done up front. 100% of power is put down up front. 70% of the weight is up front and the chances of hydroplaning is reduced with deeper groove tires and by the time the rear tires get to that same puddle, chances are, the front tires already knocked it mostly dry.
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I agree, the better tires should always be on the rear axle. You don't want to stand on the brakes and have the rear end come around on you.
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You have control to a certain point, once the rear end passes the PONR, then your screwed. On a FWD vehicle, MY PERSONAL preference is to have the better tires up front. My reason? 80% of braking is done up front. 100% of power is put down up front. 70% of the weight is up front and the chances of hydroplaning is reduced with deeper groove tires and by the time the rear tires get to that same puddle, chances are, the front tires already knocked it mostly dry.
Read some studies done by engineers in the field of tires. Every single one of them says good tires on the rear, no matter the drive wheels.
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I give 2 hoots what everyone else says. To date, I have yet to bring my rear end around unintentionaly. I HAVE done it on purpose, and have ALWAYS brought it back to straight.
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someone who drives for a living doesnt make a good case, you have to think about the fools i see all the time in the winter with 2 new snows in the front and bald summer tires on the back, guess where they are going to end up
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Now don't you sit there and think I don't think about those friggin fools. I see them ALL day long.
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