Snow tire advice

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Thu Dec 4 15:40:33 EST 2003

I "rotate" both summer and winter tires on my 200q20v front to back each
year.  I mark the rims "R-1, R-2" for the right side and put the number
that matches the year on the front.  That is, this year my summer tires had
R-1 on the front, in 2004 I'll put R-2 on the front.  This year my winter
tire R-1 (and L-1 too) went on the front.  Last fall, it was the "2's" that
went on the front.  Both my summer and winter tires are marked for forward
direction, so there's no switching side to side anyway.

At 09:19 AM 12/4/2003 -0500, Robert Myers wrote:

>Winter arrives today.  I am getting ready to install my winter wheels with 
>their already mounted and balanced Nokian snow tires.  These tires were 
>used last winter and two of them have a little less tread than the other 
>two.  (The fronts wore more than the rears.)
>My question is: Should the tires with more tread be installed on the front 
>or on the rear?  My inclination is to install them with the better tires on 
>the front but...

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