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Old 10-02-2012, 12:47 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by tomoyer View Post
In almost all instances, the best tires, i.e. the ones with the most tread/or new ones, should go on the front. You require far most traction on the steering end than on the drive end (this relating to either 2 WD in the rear or 4WD) and it is far easier to control a car that has a blow out of a rear tire than a front tire. On a FWD vehicle, the best tires should always be on the front since it requires the traction for both steering and for movement. And if a front tire has been repaired, regardless of how much tread it has, it should be moved to the same side rear, so that if the repair fails and there is another blow out, steering control can be easily maintained.
new tires should ALWAYS ALWAYS be in the REAR.

And BMW advises against tire rotations due to performance and safety.
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