Originally Posted by DiasDePlaya
Don't do that because the treads will not work when wet.
Sure it will. The traction for the front is for braking, for the rear is accellerating. They are opposite functions.
A tire will throw water either way as long as there are sipes.
Still, a lot of people doing this like to run in the direction indicated. I think it has something to do with their comfort zone. They're already breaking the laws of nature just by running a rear in front, then god help them if they ran it backwards.