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Subject:  Re: Re-tiring Date:  4/22/2019  5:42 PM
Author:  raybid1 Number:  73578 of 73983

"What kind of car is it?"

It's a 2004 Chevy Equinox AWD I bought used from a friend six years ago and had all four tires replaced at the time. It's never been off the road, and I don't race it. We had since put 36K miles on it, and whereas the rear tires look near-new, the fronts had worn down to the warning strips.

Today I had the front tires replaced, and while on the lift I measured the circumference of front vs. rear tires. As it turns out there is less difference between the new front and the rear than there was between the old front and the rear, except now it is the front that's larger by a fraction. Handling is noticeably smoother, and the ride cushier. Driven at moderate speeds as we do I don't expect any problems out of this.

Thanks for all the responses.

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