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Tire Tech Information - Tire Tread Patterns


…side of the vehicle, directional tires are to be used on one side of the vehicle and are intended to be rotated from the front axle to the rear axle. If different tire sizes are used on the front vs. rear axle, the tires become location-specific and prohibit tire rotation unless remounted. Asymmetric…

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Here's What You Need to Know About Replacing Two Tires


…your tires. Often, infrequent tire rotation (or an improper alignment or air pressure) can lead to uneven wear between the front and rear tires, causing many drivers to replace two tires instead of four. In these situations, it can be confusing as to what tire to buy and where to have the new tires installed…

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Winter Tech - It's Always Best to Match Tires in the Worst Conditions


tire combinations occur when different sizes of the same tire model are selected by the vehicle development engineers to accommodate a car's front-to-rear weight differences or other handling requirements. We also appreciate that continuing to use the same tire model in all wheel positions when tires

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Rotation Instructions


…. Using tire rotation as a preventative maintenance will equalize front-to-rear and side-to-side wear rates while enhancing wear quality and pattern noise. Any minor 1/32 to 2/32 differences in front-to-rear tread depth between tires that might be encountered immediately after periodic tire rotations…

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FAQ - TIRES


tire should turn. Unless they are dismounted and remounted on their wheels to accommodate use on the other side of the vehicle, directional tires are to be used on one side of the vehicle and are intended to be rotated from the front axle to the rear axle. If different tire sizes are used on the front

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Tires for a 2008 BMW M3 Convertible


…PS2's on the front and 265/35-19 on the rear, it was time to replace the tires on his latest vehicle. Since the rear tires are a different size than the front, this Max Performance Summer tire carries a 6-year/20,000 miles warranty and half mileage for the rear if different size than the front. With 13538…

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Tire Test Results : Mixed vs. Matched (Passenger Vehicle): The Difference Between Wintertime Gripping and White Knuckle Snow Slipping


…the tires; and we've found that satisfying wintertime grip typically comes from tires developed to provide their best traction when road conditions are at their worst. Part 1: Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicle In order to compare the differences between various types of tires, several members of Tire Rack Team…

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Tire Test Results : It's Always Best to Match Tires in the Worst Conditions


tire combinations occur when different sizes of the same tire model are selected by the vehicle development engineers to accommodate a car's front-to-rear weight differences or other handling requirements. We also appreciate that continuing to use the same tire model in all wheel positions when tires

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Install Two New Tires in the Rear or the Front?

Install Two New Tires in the Rear or the Front?


Tire Rack had the opportunity to experience this phenomenon at Michelin's Laurens Proving Grounds. Participants were allowed to drive around a large radius, wet curve in vehicles fitted with tires of different tread depths -- one vehicle with new tires on the rear and half-worn tires on the front and…

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Tire Tech Information - Alignment


tires or suspension components are installed, and any time unusual tire wear patterns appear. Alignment should also be checked after the vehicle has encountered a major road hazard or curb. Front-End, Thrust Angle and Four-Wheel Alignment The different types of alignments offered today are front-end…

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Winter Tech - Matching Tires on Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Vehicles


…highway speeds. Rotating Tires Because the front and rear tires of all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles perform different duties while accelerating, braking and cornering, tire rotation is important to even out, and maintain equivalent treadwear of all of the vehicle's tires to minimize potential…

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Three Winter / Snow Tire Myths


front-wheel drive vehicle, the front tires do the steering, accelerating and most of the braking. If the front tires are doing the majority of the work, how important could those rear tires be? When driving in a straight line, they're not so important, but when it comes to turning, it's a different

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