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Re: fronts or rears -- where does the tread go?

I think that decision has to do with the same reason car 
manufacturers set up the car for understeer.  The reason might be 
that the public in general, knows how to deal with understeer more 
that with oversteer (most of the public is underlined).  You will 
notice how Corvette tire sizes changed from beeing the same all 
around to one size bigger on the rear and one size smaller in the 
front.   Complains from the general public about oversteer have 
coused it.  

> According to the Polizei driving safety course:
> You should naturally have good tread on all four tires, but if you have to make
> a choice then but the better tread on the rear.  They didn't go into theory why,
> but did demo the difference in directional stability -- not steering or braking
> ability, simple stability.   According to the instructor there was no difference
> if the car was FWD or RWD.  He didn't mention AWD.
> BTW:  I couldn't find the limits on the cornering on my car ('91 200qw) without
> going faster than they wanted us to drive.  (Going round and round in tighter
> circles until you start to skid).
> Joe Yakubik
Martin Pajak
1982 Coupe (428,000 km)
1984 4000s quattro (320,000 km under the wrench)
1970 Porsche 911E Targa (also under the wrench)

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