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Old 12-04-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hello to all in the community,I was wondering,if it matters, I'm replacing my rear tires on my 2000 328I, The front ones were replaced about a year ago,after blowing the front ones,should I just replace the rear tires with the new ones,or put fronts to rear and new ones on the front,I normally would,do that with any other vehicle.

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Old 12-04-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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You want the best tires in front, since that is where steering and the majority of braking happens.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:37 PM   #3
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Thanks,thats what i usually do,but once i rotated the tires,front to rear,and rear to front and the car handled horribly.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
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put new tire in the rear. e46 are RWD so you want traction in the back
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:45 PM   #5
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The tire shop will do your right. Just go to the store and buy tires, and tell them your concern. They will set you straight.

BMW says you ought not rotate tires. Tire companies say you should not switch them left to right, so the only rotation that need be done is front to rear, and if your tires are different sizes front and rear then this is not even possible. So, don't rotate your tires.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:31 PM   #6
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In Florida they make you sign a waiver if you have a square set up and want to put the newer tires on the front.
The reason is they've determined that worn tires in the back make it easier for the car or truck to spin around. With worn ones on the front you can still steer somewhat and perhaps make a correction.

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Not rotating my tires voided my Firestone warranty to have them replaced. I have major inside cupping happening.
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:20 PM   #9
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I thought,that might be the situation,since rear tires wear differently then the front,did it once and my car was all over the road,until i put them back.
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