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Old 9th July 2012, 01:05 PM
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Looking for some advice and experiences regarding new tyre placement.

I have two worn out tyres on the back and two on the front with maybe another 10000k's in them.

I'm going to get two new tyres this week and am not sure whether to put them on the front or back.

I see advantage having the new ones on the front to help steering, especially in the wet, but I also see advantage to having the new ones on the back to help traction (turbo car).
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Old 9th July 2012, 01:31 PM
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The rule of thumb is that new tyres go to the front to avoid a skid.
Why not replace all 4?
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Old 9th July 2012, 03:09 PM
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I concur with the Professor on replacing all four.

However, should you wish to keep a pair on, then I would put the new ones on the 'back' of a rear wheel drive such as your turbo charged Ford.
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I concur with the Professor on replacing all four.

However, should you wish to keep a pair on, then I would put the new ones on the 'back' of a rear wheel drive such as your turbo charged Ford.
WRONG! Burnouts are much easier with a racing slick....
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Old 9th July 2012, 05:00 PM
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I beg to differ, rubber has a high coefficient of friction with tarmac, air and tarmac does not, a slick requires more torque to break traction and more horsepower to spin fast enough to generate enough energy to be converted into heat and thus smoke.
But you knew that
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I beg to differ, rubber has a high coefficient of friction with tarmac, air and tarmac does not, a slick requires more torque to break traction and more horsepower to spin fast enough to generate enough energy to be converted into heat and thus smoke.
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I concur....
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I beg to differ, rubber has a high coefficient of friction with tarmac, air and tarmac does not, a slick requires more torque to break traction and more horsepower to spin fast enough to generate enough energy to be converted into heat and thus smoke.
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Butyougottaputoilontheroadsilly! Anywaywearenotreallytalkingracingslickssomuchasbal dtyres....
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Like the tyres on the back of the Spirit? Silly me
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I also posted on another forum and got some links to relevant information. It seems the new tyres should go on the back.

http://www.michelinman.com/tires-101...ing-tires.page

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...car-tyres.html (see: New tyres to the front or rear?)

http://www.tyreplus.co.uk/tyre-tips.asp#rotate

http://www.twtyres.com/pdf_files/newtyres.pdf

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTiresRear.dos

http://www.roadtyres.com/tyre-faqs.asp (see: Q4. Where should new tyres be fitted?)
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I also posted on another forum and got some links to relevant information. It seems the new tyres should go on the back.

http://www.michelinman.com/tires-101...ing-tires.page

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...car-tyres.html (see: New tyres to the front or rear?)

http://www.tyreplus.co.uk/tyre-tips.asp#rotate

http://www.twtyres.com/pdf_files/newtyres.pdf

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTiresRear.dos

http://www.roadtyres.com/tyre-faqs.asp (see: Q4. Where should new tyres be fitted?)
You didn't gave to bother with other websites.
I explained it first
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You didn't gave to bother with other websites.
I explained it first
Indeed you did and I stand corrected!
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Looking for some advice and experiences regarding new tyre placement.
I always place them on the bottom of the car, and preferably on the rims.
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Place them both on the left side, with the concentration of roundabouts in capitown the wear will then even out
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