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Would like some winter tires for my BEATER.. could i get away with them up in the front only, as its a FWD, or replace all four?
 

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Still 4. Even with FWD. We've found that in the snow, without snows on the rear the rear can easily fishtail out of control in a corner due to the lack of traction. Imagine in a corner, normally all four tires of the same grip will keep the car stable. Then imagine two front snow tires with tremendous grip in snow, and two rears with very little grip in snow... the result is normally an unintentional 360.

More info here http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/2vs4_01.jsp
 
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