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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Rotate my tires or get new ones?

    Here's the situation. I got a fwd. The rear tires have 3/8" of thread left, they're basically brand new. The front tires are... slicks. They're great in the dry but the anti-lock kicks in every time i try to stop in the wet.

    So, do I rotate front and back or get a set of better tires for the front and leave it at that? The set of tires I have now are a pair of cheapos anyway. I figure the rear tires will probably never wear out anyway so I can just get a better pair for the front where it counts.

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    rotate front to back. On a FWD car, the rear tires do nothing but hold up the butt end.

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    I know, but if I do that, I'm still gonna end up with some sh*t rubber on the front end and a complete slick on the back...

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    Khumo's rock and are relatively inexpensive

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    Replace your front tires or I'm gonna leave you!

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    Slicks because the tread has worn off?
    Replace them.

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    Replace them and use the two good ones from the first set as spares.

    Or pay them forward to someone else who may be in the same situation as you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Replace them and use the two good ones from the first set as spares.

    Or pay them forward to someone else who may be in the same situation as you.
    You're saying replace all 4?

    I only wanna replace the front 2, the rear 2 are still good.

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    Are they gonna match? You can't have them mismatched!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Are they gonna match? You can't have them mismatched!
    Size and everything'll match, I just wanted front tires that are longer wearing. So technically cause the compound's harder, it should match the traction that the rear has so i don't oversteer or anything.

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    The Commander in Chief weighs in with his thoughts:



    People just don't get it. Every time you drive your car, you're rotating your tires. Duh...
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    Size and everything'll match, I just wanted front tires that are longer wearing. So technically cause the compound's harder, it should match the traction that the rear has so i don't oversteer or anything.
    If the compound is different, then how could the traction match? Softer compound grips better but wears faster. Especially when hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    If the compound is different, then how could the traction match? Softer compound grips better but wears faster. Especially when hot.
    Oh yea... well I was thinking since the rear tires were worn, there'll be less traction.
    I guess that only applies when wet, on the other hand, I can screw with my air pressure... traction isn't just durometer alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    If the compound is different, then how could the traction match? Softer compound grips better but wears faster. Especially when hot.
    Hey!!! Hey, hey, hey! What's up with keeping the thread on track? The NTWC is definitely dead now!
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Get some 22s. And the little fender badge, so everyone knows you have 22s.

    Then, when you get a flat and can't afford a new 22" tire, just swap the old 15" wheel back on, leaving the rest. It's the new style, apparently.

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    I get 22's and I'll have to remove the fenders and some of the frame too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    Hey!!! Hey, hey, hey! What's up with keeping the thread on track? The NTWC is definitely dead now!
    Oh yeah I forgot about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    I get 22's and I'll have to remove the fenders and some of the frame too.
    That's okay. You can ghetto-ize it. That would be hella trick.
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    Need...bigger...muffler..

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    Proof that giving birth is like you trying to exit your car through the exhaust pipe.
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    replace the front two or kill people because you can't stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Proof that giving birth is like you trying to exit your car through the exhaust pipe.
    It should be a piece of cake with that car then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
    replace the front two or kill people because you can't stop.
    Sweet! It's settled then, I'm keeping the slicks.

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    *nudges goldfishin in front of slvoid's car*
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    you're old and fat siu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
    you're old and fat siu.
    *** slides out of the way while Siu does the beatin ******
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