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my advice is to put the new tires up front(more (archive)

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Posted by tampaturbom3 on October 06, 2000 at 23:11:31:

In Reply to: so my tire blew tonight posted by Zster on October 05, 2000 at 21:21:07:

whenever only buying 2 tires, put the new ones up front. that is the more critical area for needing traction, tread depth, etc. also, if the bridgestones happen to be prone to blowing (a firestone tire) you would want it in the back, not the front. the car is much more controllable with a rear blow out than a front one. i think the AVS sports from Yokohama is probably the best tire for the $ with very good grip.

not too bad. i felt something was wrong so i slowed down and got off the highway. i then swearved slowly to see what was up as i tried to get to a gas station. before i got there i heard a big pop. so i stopped and went for a look. my back right tire was flat.
so i changed the tire and looked at it. it had a 3 to 4 inch gas on the inside. it looked like i was getting some tread separation. i found it kinda ironic since i'm riding on bridgestone so2 pp.
so here are my questions. is this pilot error or will i get some sort of cash compensation for this by bridgestone? i know that i am supposed to get at least two back tires, but i am not sure if i should get so2pp anymore, can i get michelins or yokos on the back and still have the so2pp's in the front? last question is, is there a good place to buy tires in the nyc area, or should i just go to tirerack?
thanks for any answer.

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