jjeff wrote:I agree that video sure makes a good case for best tires on the rear but I still don't understand why in the side by side same MPH, the vehicle with the worn tires in the front didn't lose traction in the front(which would be worse than losing traction in the rear). I understand them saying by putting the worn tires on the front the driver would become aware sooner of poor road conditions and therefore slow down but thats not what the video showed, it showed identical vehicles, identical speed the car with worn fronts handled just fine but with the worn tires on the rear that car fish tailed....
Maybe it's because the vehicle was front heavy and the extra weight on the front helped the worn front tires grip the road??
Good question too. The Nissan Leaf is is Humpty Dumpty of a car and i expect the weight distribution to be different to a typical ICE car.
Understeer - the loss of grip from the front. gives you the feeling of less grip, like the car is pushing too much and is controlled by reducing speed
Oversteer - the loss of grip from the rears, is much harder to correct, as it's typically too late once you notice.