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posted November 18, 2000 03:39 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Please bear with me, i am an absolute novice at this. I just had a blowout on the right rear of my fwd Toyota Tercel. Since i live in Upstate NY and we are getting 3-5 inches of snow this weekend, i thought i would buy a snow tire to replace it. After doing the research that brought me to this site, I'm not so sure. Would having just one snow tire on a non-drive wheel be a hazard.



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posted November 18, 2000 03:36 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Well, I would never do this as its affect would be totaly unpredictable. Just get two winter tires and put them on the front. Two of the better Eagles would on the rear. This kind of combination is not really recommended, as the back might wave on turns (less traction in the back). But, with caution when making turns, I found it to be better than worn-out all seasons sliding all over. Then next year you can buy another pair of 'winters' and you'll be all set.

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posted November 18, 2000 03:44 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
check out tirerack.com and find out what tires they recommend for all seasons including snowy winters. they have great prices. i always buy from them. don't put just one winter tire on because you may have real problems in the snow. hope this helped. my email is diacovone@aol.com if you have any questions.

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posted November 20, 2000 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Huntp     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I lost control of my car in the snow with TWO snow tires on the front (drive) wheels and regular all-seasons on the back. You can be bopping along just great because your front tires are gripping the snow. Meanwhile, your rear tires, which don't have the same traction, can start sliding to one side or the other, particularly in turns. One snow tire would probably create an even worse hazard.

Personally, I'll never drive with just two snow tires again. I live in the Boston area, but since I head up north to ski, I've invested in a set of Michelin snow tires. I put them on at the end of November and take them off in late March or early April. Extra expense, but if you've ever lost control of a car in the snow, you'll never want to repeat that experience.

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