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Just a quick question about buying only two tires. If I were to buy two new tires, would I have them mounted on the front or back wheels and why? Thanks for the help!
 

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They should be put on the front. Most of the braking and all of the steering is on the front tires.
 

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I have always been told to put the better tires up front. Reason being what TexasAxMan just stated above.

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Thanks for the replies, that's what I thought. Just wanted to be sure.
 

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I heard that 4x4s requires 4 new tires because mismatching tires can add stress to the drivetrain not to mention if they are different branded tires, it can effect handling.
 

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Sorry I meant to add that I rotate my tires to even the wear so that I can change all 4 tires when the time comes.
 

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Blackhemiquad said:
Sorry I meant to add that I rotate my tires to even the wear so that I can change all 4 tires when the time comes.
I was goign to say the same thing.......IF your rotating on decent intervals they all should be worn the same getting you more miles out of a complete set and needing 4 instead of 2 each time.
 

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The tires are not actually for me. I was asked how I would do it if I had to replace only two by a friend of mine, I couldn't remember what I had been told (front or rear), but I thought it was front. Anyway, this cleared up the decision for my friend. On a side note, I do rotate my tires every 6,000 miles (every other oil change) and replace all four of them at the same time if needed. No worries here. ;)
 

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I’m sticking with my original reply to mount the new tires on the rear. Contrary to the answers posted here the industry standard is to mount on the rear.

Here is a quote from Michelin:

Where do I install new tires if I only buy two?
If you're replacing only two tires, be sure to have them installed on your vehicle's rear axle. New tires will provide better grip than your half-worn tires and when they are installed on the rear that helps reduce the potential for your vehicle to fishtail or hydroplane in wet conditions

Here is the webpage that contains the info: http://www.michelinman.com/care/tip6.html
they even have a video that helps explain.
 

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reindeerman said:
Where do I install new tires if I only buy two?
If you're replacing only two tires, be sure to have them installed on your vehicle's rear axle. New tires will provide better grip than your half-worn tires and when they are installed on the rear that helps reduce the potential for your vehicle to fishtail or hydroplane in wet conditions
What's funny about that is that when you hydroplane, you definitely want your traction in the front. In the rain or snow, new tires in the front will give you more control over your vehicle. You can control the spinning of the rear with your right foot, but if your vehicle isn't accepting your steering input, then see you at the body shop.
 
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