Not something that would worry me
Interesting. I also thought that I should try to get both tires on the axel to have the same tread, but more for the axel's differential wear. I'm really just not surethe differential allows the 2 wheels to rotate at different speeds ... this is normal behavior for turning a corner ... or if the tires are running slightly different pressures ( bad for other reasons )
I would worry more about the different levels of grip by having mismatched tires than wear on the diff.
I would suggest having 2 100% tires on an axel.
Hard braking on a wet road without ABS...Why are you worried about different levels of grip?
And move one of the 50% tires to spare dutyI would suggest having 2 100% tires on an axel.
I would put them on the front personally to avoid aqua plane risk. Losing the front is worse than losing the back IMHO.sro said:Also, should the newer tires go on the front in the back? Any ideas?
This is the accepted standard for tire shops bc most people don't know what to do in an oversteer situation. Therefor, you can't rotate tires on a fwd car I disagree with this as the front tires are more important to braking and turn in than the rear,which is usually the two things you do in an emergency. Plus, I know a thing or two about car control.Jpayne said:I recently heard that the newest tires should be put in the rear to avoid breaking loose and fishtailing. I have no evidence to back this up though.
I put my fifth into the rotation so they should all be about the same for wear.