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Old 01-01-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Where do you put your meat??? :)

LOL.

No serious. Where on a jeep do you put the most meat that's on your tires? It's rear wheel drive most of the time but you turn and brake with the front so where do you put your best 2 tires. Fronts are 73% and rears are 60%.

Ok so I've been in the snow now. My jeep has goodyear wrangler radials on it and again my tread is 73% and 60%.

I don't feel safe!!! I'm coming from my last two winter cars being an 09 and 11 WRX pushing 400+ hp and 500 tq. Yes the jeep sits high and has a short wheel base but I didn't think it would be this bad. I had blizzaks on the 09 and general arctics on the 11. They were unstoppable tanks on ice and snow!

I'm sure some of it is the jeep and most of its the tires. For the price I think I'm going to pick up 2 Firestone winterforces that are ice/snow/studdable since one rear has a nail in it and losing air every week or so. I don't have the cash for all 4 so...where do i put them? Front? Or rear????

FYI goodyears are 235/75/15 and I'm getting 225/75/15 firestones.

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In the back.

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:25 AM   #3
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In the back.
Will my breaking improve back there?
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:36 AM   #4
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If you're buying only two new tires they should always go in back. The logic behind it is that if your back tires have the worn out tread it is easier for them to lose traction and your rear end starts to slide. If your front tires start to slide it's easier to correct than if your rear end slides.
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I know some tire manufacturers recommend best two tires on the front. I guess they figure braking and steering are more important then starting. Others say back as the above posts mentioin. I don't think at 73 and 60% you are at a worn out state so not like mounting two new tires with two bald tires. I had two tires damaged and replaced them at costco they insisted I had to put the new tires on the front. I did change them to the back when I got home and no issues.
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I would always put best two in front on A 4x4. The front tires pull, steer, and brake. Only thing the rear does is push.
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I would always put best two in front on A 4x4. The front tires pull, steer, and brake. Only thing the rear does is push.
The front doesn't pull though. I hear most never enter 4x4 mode and I'd like to not either unless its a must.

With the short wheel base, poor acceleration, and braking I think im going to do the rear. With the fronts 73% tread I'm sure ill be ok. I just don't want the back stepping out and losing it in a corner.

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