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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Two snow tires + two all season?

OK, with winter here I am going to be getting snow tires for my 15's. I'm on a budget, so would it be OK to put 2 new snow tires on the front with my all seasons an the back? Or will that cause some sliding issues?

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Yes, they will suggest putting the snow tires in the back so that when you brake the rear will not want to come around on you. Better if you get 4, but if only 2 I suggest you put them in the back.

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OK sounds good. Thanks for the info!

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Hmm, I was taught never to mix different tire threads/sizes as it may make your car unstable, A/S and winters would be no exception. It can even damage your diff if they're that far apart. (4WDs would suffer the most) If I were you I'd either stick it out with the all seasons or dig a little deeper in my pockets and get a set of winters. In either case, drive safe out there.

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Hmm, I was taught never to mix different tire threads/sizes as it may make your car unstable, A/S and winters would be no exception. It can even damage your diff if they're that far apart. (4WDs would suffer the most) If I were you I'd either stick it out with the all seasons or dig a little deeper in my pockets and get a set of winters. In either case, drive safe out there.
Well, I need tires. I don't have much money. So I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I'll get 2 new and 2 used somewhere

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It's always good to get different opinions, I don't know how bad the winters get in your area but here winter tires are required by law. Check on craigslist or similar for a used set. And remember, there's always room to negotiate.

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Winters aren't required here in pa. But it's nice to have them. I know a junkyard that sells usedtires, almost new too. So ill head there

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From what I understand, your would put snow chains on the front of a FWD car, so I would think that the snow tires would go up front and not the back.
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That's what I originally thought too because it's fwd. But I go with whatever coby says... lol no but the braking issue makes sense, which is why I asked to begin with.

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Snow chains are different you just use them to climb mountains, not daily driving.

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Going downhill you should actually put the chains in the back. Unless you have 4 chains of course. When I need chains I stay home.

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