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Old 12-15-2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Lighter wheels on front or back?

I know that my one steel wheel is slightly bent, and now I think it's slowly leaking air. These are my winter wheels, so I don't care that much about them, as long as they do their job, which one of them might not be, obviously. So I'm thinking about picking up a couple Sport Edition D5's from TireRack for $64 a pop. Now my dilemma is whether I should put them on the front or the back.

They have the same offset as the steelies (+50), but the alloys are lighter (15lbs compared to however heavy the steelies are). So if I put them on the rear, I would think that they'd be more inclined to spin in the snow, which I would like when I feel like getting a lil rambunctious. On the other hand, putting them on the front would lighten the front and thus reduce understeer, I would think.

So, can someone make a suggestion or at least enlighten me about all this?
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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i don't think you will notice a difference in traction either way.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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i don't think you will notice a difference in traction either way.
i doubt i will either, but im just trying to find something to sway me one way over the other.

edit: id probably get better mpg with the lighter wheels on the front, since my cars a 4eat and thus the front are primarily driven until the rear slip.
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does anybody here even have an opinion?
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I would put them on the front.
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