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Old 12-01-2004, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default I have 2, do I need 4??

I have 2 Arctic alpin winter tires. My question is...
Can I just install the 2 tires on the front, or do I need to buy 2 more (at $350 a pair) Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2004, 05:14 PM   #2
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The AWD system on the Subaru will NOT like the mismatched tires. You need to get 2 more.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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When you put winter tires on your vehicle, always put them on in a set of four. If you were to put winter tires on only the front or rear of your vehicle, you would create a vehicle with a split personality. The traction capabilities of the tires on a vehicle play the largest single role in determining how that vehicle will react in any given situation. And with the great difference in traction capabilities between Winter tires and All-Season or High Performance tires, you can understand the loss of control when one end of the car performs very well and the other end just seems to have a mind of its own. Consider the fact that leading automobile manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota recommend in their owner's manuals that you install four winter tires for winter driving. By installing four winter tires, you maintain the most balanced and controlled handling possible in all winter driving conditions. It is imperative to keep the same level of traction at all four corners of the car; otherwise, the full benefits of ABS or traction control systems will be lost.
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