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Old 04-03-04, 02:04 PM   #1
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i just put two new michelin pilot sport a/s on the rear of my gs400. the front tires have about 10,000 miles on them, and actually have a lot of tread left.

my question is, would you guys put the tires with the most tread on the front or the back?

i tried to search but came up with nothing, perhaps i did not word it right

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i just put two new michelin pilot sport a/s on the rear of my gs400. the front tires have about 10,000 miles on them, and actually have a lot of tread left.

my question is, would you guys put the tires with the most tread on the front or the back?

i tried to search but came up with nothing, perhaps i did not word it right

thanks 3dog
It's a tough question considering that your gs is rear wheel drive. I would personally put more tread on the rear as a result of this. Braking is performed 75% of the time in the front so it negates the fact which would wear off first. From my experience, I would say that the rear wears off first.
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What a coincidence, I'm reading my May 2004 Motor Trend magazine, and it's all about tire technology. Specifically in one section, it mentions that if you get 2 new tires, the fresh tires should ALWAYS should go on the back of the car--be it FWD, AWD, or RWD. Why? If the more worn tires are on the rear, you can put yourself in a very bad case of oversteer if you hydroplaned.

Accordingly, place the 2 fresh tires on the rear of the car--as you correctly did.
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Old 04-04-04, 06:41 PM   #4
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that is what the michelin brochure that came with the tire said today.

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