posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 12:50 AM
In the likely case that you have a front-wheel drive car (most likely unless it's a performance car or a BMW), the new tires go in the front. If your
front tires start slipping, you will understeer into the wall (outside of the turn). Fishtailing is nowhere near as bad as your fronts slipping. In
fact, professional drivers will use left-foot trail braking to put weight on the front tires in turns and slide the rear around.
As for a RWD car, it's questionable to some degree - your front wheels are still the turning wheels. Again, if you know what you are doing enough to
prevent snap over-steer, the lose rear isn't necessarily a problem.