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Old 25 Dec 2010, 06:31 pm
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Default New tires go on front or rear??? Honda Odyssey?

New tires go on front or rear??? Honda Odyssey?
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 06:46 pm
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Rear to prevent fish tailing

wow the other guy is retarded.. better tires go on the rear no matter what. If the rear tires have less tread, there's a greater chance that they will slip, putting your rear bumper into the ditch. Okay, if the front tires skid, there's the chance you might go off the road, too--but at least it'll be headfirst, where your seatbelts and airbags offer more protection.

It is VERY possible for a front wheel drive car to fish tail. In fact my last front wheel drive car fish tailed much worse than my rwd because I could not accelerate out of the loss of my rear grip. It's your choie what you want but I know I am right based off facts and experience. He put the bald tires on the rear of race cars to have the rear come out aka fish tail in turns..

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Old 25 Dec 2010, 07:01 pm
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Front because that is the drive axle. I would like to see a FWD vehicle fishtail. Well maybe I am retarded but I do know a FWD cannot fishtail. Unless you are backing up. Even then it would be difficult. And bald tires in the front on a FWD or any car for that matter are far more dangerous than in the rear. You lose steering, so the ditch scenerio is invalid because you would at least have a chance to correct the fish tail if it happened, the better term would be oversteer in this case. + after 15 years racing Honda cars on road track courses I can say with out a doubt you are far better off having better tires in the front. When we are running hot laps we always run older more worn tires in the rear. I under stand she wont be on a race track but dont forget 100% OF TIRE TECH COMES FROM THE RACE TRACK. Real world conditions cannot be replicated in a lab no matter how complex the test or how simulated the conditons are. If you doubt me ask a tire tech. Over the 15 years of racing I have raced for almost every major tire manufacturer out there. Have spoken with hundreds of tire pros, and used everything from Slicks to all season. ALso just FYI In SCCA NASA if you are caught fishtailing it out of a corner you are black flagged and kick out of the track. HTey do not tolerate unsafe driving, or drifting type. Oh and I almost forgot. Because you saw it on Youtube is must be correct. TireRack I can believe. Anyone else no.
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 07:16 pm
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I agree with Front. Another hazard to remember is, a front tire blowout can be fatal. A rear tire blowout would not be.
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i would put them on the front but if the back are bad buy tires and put them on all four tires
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buy all four its point less if your gonna do that they tires will have uneven wear that's the hole point of maintaining ur vehicle
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 08:01 pm
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Regardless of what people say, the new ones go on the front. You need better traction up front because your vehicle is fwd and the front tires do most of the work. If the weather is bad where there is snow on the road, ice, or you drive through heavy rain you will need the traction to drive in those conditions. If the new tires are on the back, you would be all over the road. One winter my front tires got pretty worn and every time I drove in snow (even in small amounts of an inch or two) my car was all over the road . I am going to assume that the back tires have 40-60% life left, that is why you are keeping them (I would do the same). You shouldn't have to worry about the fishtailing thing in the back. Also you can still rotate them, once your back tires wear out and you need new ones, have the ones in the front put on the back, and put the new ones in the front. If you are concerned about safety, go get 4 new tires. You should do whatever you are comfortable with doing. Good Luck.
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