2 new tyres; should I stick them on the front or the back

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    FWD car. New tyres needed on the rear. Should I ask the garage to swap the fronts to the back though and stick the new tyres on the front. Seems to make sense to me but as always there's always conflicting opinions on the Web.
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    I always just replace the ones that need doing, I don't bother with all this swapping front to rear.
     
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    If i change an axle of tyres i have the newest tyres put on the axle where i have the least control/influence.

    In your case I'm definitely in the put them on the rear camp.
     
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    There's logic to that.
    However I'm in the camp where I'll put the new tyres where they have the most effect. A front wheel drive car has all the control going through the front wheels so that's where I'll put the new tyres.
     
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    If you put the part worn fronts on the back, do you anticipate they will need changing before you sell the car? If so I'd leave them where they are. Slightly perverse logic maybe :D
     
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    Definitely put the part worn on the front. Last thing you want is going round a bend with loads of front wheel grip and none on the back. The rear of the car will quickly overtake you. I speak from experience. If you google this you will see some videos explaining the full reasons why you should do this.
    Should you fit new tyres to the front or rear?
     
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    How much tread do you have on the fronts at the minute?
     
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    Best tyres on the driving wheels...been doing that for the last 47 years without issue.
     
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    And if you thought that was good for the last 47 years, just imagine how much better it will be when they are on the wheels where you have no control :p
     
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    Run a staggered setup, removes the dilemma for you :D
     
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    I've done this on hundreds of cars over the years, not just mine....never seen or heard of a problem!
     
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    As I said, there won't be a problem; just imagine if you think this is good how much better it can be :)
     
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    IMHO, there is no one solution suits all to this question, which is why there are so many lively debates about it on the internet. Vehicle, driving style and state of the tyres all factor into it. The only thing people are likely to agree on is that if they are verging on being on the limit and/or are vey unevenly worn bunging them on the back to "forget about them" is probably a bad idea.
     
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    Agreed Dave.
    To be honest the tyres on the front are fine; only done 6k; the rears were shot though lol
    Have just stuck the new boots on the rear...saves faffing and apart from everything feeling nice and new I can't tell a difference...that is a lie by the way; nothing like new rubber :D

    By the way I don't mod this forum but one mention of you know what and :devil: :D

    Thanks for the imput guys :thumbsup:
     

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