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Scotty says two new tires go to the... #5310338 01/01/20 05:14 PM
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The popular way is to put the brand new tires on the back.

Scotty says NO.

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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310344 01/01/20 05:20 PM
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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310348 01/01/20 05:27 PM
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Yeah bunch of bs. Especially if you rotate tires, you could have them rotated then a week later decide you want two new tires and now the tires you just rotated are back where they were before.


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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310350 01/01/20 05:28 PM
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Scotty is...loud...and opinionated...

Let's try and keep the bickering out of the posts if we're going to discuss this topic again.

This thread made all the points, and degenerated: https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/5298445/1


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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310354 01/01/20 05:31 PM
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I think having good tires on the front is better than the back, that way you don't rear end someone. Who cares that you can't accelerate as fast.


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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310355 01/01/20 05:33 PM
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I'm still confused. What does a tire rotation have anything to do with brake problems? I would think there would be other problems with those tires if that was the case.


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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310415 01/01/20 06:20 PM
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Everyone wants to stick to specific scenarios and act as though that's the only handling/stopping/etc scenario that matters.

Sometimes it is better to spin out, than lose the ability to steer from less tread on the front tires, and go out of your lane straight, at full speed head-on into the other lane, or a tree or barrier, or the road curves but you don't.

The key factor here is no matter where, which of your tires are, you should always be driving within the capabilities of your vehicle, in the state it's in, and the environment it's in.

Anyone can say some certain thing is more safe. We don't all wear helmets or have roll cages either, yet these are also more safe.

It's also less safe to not rotate your tires so you have uneven wear, so whether they start on the front or rear, they're going to be rotated to the other axle roughly 50% of the time anyway. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310424 01/01/20 06:34 PM
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How did i know he'd say that? CAUSE HE'S SCOTTY. The Cliff Clavin of automotive journalism.


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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310428 01/01/20 06:37 PM
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If your talking snow tires and winter driving scotty is wrong.


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Depends which you want to deal with... I prefer oversteer to understeer personally.

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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: shrooms] #5310449 01/01/20 07:12 PM
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With front wheel drive, the front tires will always wear more, so if you follow the "good tires on the back", you would never rotate until the front tires were completely wear out.

Logic says you should rotate the tires so that they wear evenly and then you'll have reasonably even wear on all tires.


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This is one time that I am with Scotty. When I buy new tires, the new go on the front.

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Here we go again, in spite of what the entire industry strongly recommends. horse



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Re: Scotty says two new tires go to the... [Re: walterjay] #5310490 01/01/20 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by walterjay
This is one time that I am with Scotty. When I buy new tires, the new go on the front.

What if it's RWD?


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Originally Posted by AZjeff
Here we go again, in spite of what the entire industry strongly recommends. horse


Unfortunately, the ENTIRE INDUSTRY dumbs everything down to the lowest possible common denominator ...

The OH MY GOD the car is sliding a little let go of the steering wheel and scream with eyes closed "driver... ".


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