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booktrunk



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I am confused everything I have read says new tyres go on the back.

The reasons I read were a back tyre blowout is more serious than a front tyre blowout, so always have the best tyres on the back. 2010 Freelander2 TD4_e GS
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Boxbrownie



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Explained further up the thread perfectly, nothing to do with tyre blow out control, just far safer to have the tyres with better grip at the rear than the front, put simply it is easier for “Joe Bloggs” to control understeer rather than oversteer. Regards

David

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JulesK



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Umm always thought new tyres on front?? Heyho. Anyway sorry chaps and chapesses but might be silly question but do you take tyre depth from in tread or from the little blocks built in around tyre please Embarassed



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Boxbrownie



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If you look at the shoulder of the tyre you will see little letters "TWI" which indicate where the Tread Wear Indicator "bump" is moulded across the tread, take your measurement from next to the bump within the tread, then you know you're measuring in the correct place. Regards

David

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Steve D



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Sometimes there will be a triangle and sometimes both TWI and a triangle. Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

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JulesK



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Many thanks Thumbs Up If it wasn't so bad it'd be funny.

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blacktiger



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My 2d.
You're far more likely to understeer through a hedge on knackered tyres than you are to induce oversteer. These cars have a very good Dynamic Stability Control system which would nullify any oversteer before you even realise that it was about to happen.
I'm old enough to remember when the advice was to put the new ones on the front and I stick to it because in my mind it's more logical based on the fact that the fronts do most of the drive, the steering and most of the braking. MY13 Santorini Black SD4 HSE


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dorsetfreelander



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I remember a friend bringing his new (to him) car to show me (a Ford Escort) we decided to check the tyre pressures. I was on one side and said what pressure is it supposed to be for a 145 tyre? response from the other side "no they are both 155 on this side" Oh Oh....... Turned out that the dealer had another Escort with tyres that didn't match too. Shocked 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
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FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
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Sidthecat



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Bet that Escort cornered well, one way at least Laughing

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blacktiger



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Set up for oval racing. MY13 Santorini Black SD4 HSE

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JulesK



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Scorpion zero with 4mm all corners Neutral where's the cheque book Big Cry seems a good idea to get three new tyres and stick the spare on Thumbs Up If it wasn't so bad it'd be funny.

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BossBob



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Another reason for Joe Public to put new tyres on the back on an ordinary fwd is that if they didn’t, they’d probably never change them. The fronts wear out as they do all the work, the rears just follow so put new on the back, move the old rears forward.

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