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Snow tire information overload - what should I buy?

I have a 1999 Ford E150 van with iffy tires. I want to get some snow tires but the variables are driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Feb 11, 2015 - 18 answers

Wheels on the box go round and round

What do I need to know to buy all-new wheels for my 2006 Scion xB? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Feb 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Be still, Aztek, be still!

My sister's new-to-her 2003 Aztek shudders sometimes. [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Aug 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Tire shop questions

I've got to replace my front tires, so I have some dumb tire shop questions. [more inside]
posted by zek on Aug 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Should two new tires be installed on the front or the back of my car?

I got a flat tire last night. I had been planning on getting two new tires and moving the front two to the back anyhow because they needed to be replaced, so this was no big deal (the flat ended up being one of the back tires, luckily). When I went to get them replaced, the tire guy told me that moving the front tires to the back was the "old school" way of replacing them, and that putting the new ones on the back would be better because they would ground the car and prevent spin-outs. Does anyone know if he is full of crap or if this is the truth? My dad was the one who suggested moving the fronts to the back...and I guess my dad is pretty "old school"...but I'm still wondering which way is better?
posted by fabesfaves on Jan 24, 2005 - 19 answers

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