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Old 01-17-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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I have a set of wrx wheels, and they have 2 very good all seasons on them, the other 2 are shot. Wondering if I can put 2 snows in the rear and keep the all seasons in the front without screwing up the all wheel drive or the braking system on my 01 RS. Thanx for the info.
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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All four wheels should be very close in size or you risk screwing up the center differential.
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:09 PM   #3
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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All four tires should be the same otherwise you compromise your traction. With all-seasons on the front and winters on the back the car will tend to understeer more because you won't have as much traction in the front. If you put the all-seasons on the back you'll tend to oversteer since the rear will give out first.

That's no problem if you get into an accident involving only yourself, but it sucks big time if you involve someone else .
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:55 PM   #5
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I would just get another two of whatever good all season's you have as it would be awfully difficult (ie. impossible) to find snow tires with the same tread pattern and thus the same performance.
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