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A spike took out one tire! An idea!

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On my 2014 Frontier with 3/4 tire life left; I picked up a nail/spike that could not be repaired. No choice but to order a new tire, so ordered the same Goodrich rubber the truck came with OEM. This would leave me with 3 tires with 3/4 tread and one new one. I thought about it and realized my spare was full-size...! So I talked the shop into moving the spare off the steel rim onto the alloy and mount it on front with other new one. So now I have TWO new ones on the front and a 3/4 tread spare! I can live with that! The shop balked a bit but finally realized I would not order new tire UNLESS this was done. So they did it and no charge for mounting or balancing the spare... Got lucky there. A plug for Big O tires!!! Plus they matched the price for same tire at Costco...

Bear in mind this would probably not be a viable option if the spare was 10 years old or some such...
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Always put the newer tires (with more tread) on the back. Understeer is better than oversteer. Most tire dealers won't put the new tires on the front for liability reasons. (I'm assuming the new tires went on the front based on your post.)

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that statement is 100% relative to the situation. in all of my experiences drifting and driving i would way rather have oversteer.
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