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Old 11-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #26
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Nope. If the same bald tires were on the front I guarantee you wouldn't have been able to go 35 mph in same circumstance. The jerking there is much more violent and more likely to lead you into accident.

You need at least some semblance of good tire on front OR back, not having it (running bald) is a driver competence issue. But only the unlearned put the new tires on the back on FWD, if I need back ones, the new go on front and old go to back. That is after experimenting with both end priorities many years ago. The same evidence is supported on 2 Tempos, a Topaz, a Contour and 2 Focus, they ALL like the 2 new tires FAR better on front. If you are sliding out the rear you are going too fast or need FOUR new tires, not just two new on back, handicapping the front on FWD car is a serious mistake showing you know nothing about cars.
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