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Old 01-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #19
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Gotta admit to doing it BOTH ways over the years, with different cars.....

One FWD car in particular, adding snows to the front just made handling more neutral with all season's in the rear STILL had a slight understeer in the snow....

Another NEEDED four corner snows 'cause the rear would get "twitchy" before the front...

So the first one would get new tires in the front if replaced in pairs, while the other got 'em in the rear DESPITE a desire to have the best tread in front in the rain....

So, my answer would be to put new tires in the rear UNLESS you are very familiar with your car's handling & through testing come to a different conclusion for THAT particular vehicle.
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