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Do you know how much tread depth you have on the others? You might be ok with just getting one tire if there is plenty of tread. Otherwise, you may want to get 2 tires. I would put the new ones on the rear axle to reduce the chance of oversteer.
 

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If you have the full spare in the trunk un-used throw that one on along with one new one. Put the 2 good old wheels on the front, and the 2 new ones in the back
 

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If the tread wear is significantly different then it means the differential is working continuously, even when you are driving in a straight line. It also applies a slight torque difference under acceleration which tends to make the car pull to one side. There's also a difference under braking.

If you have the choice of matched fronts or matched rears then go for the fronts every time. If you can't make two match out of the four then bite the bullet and dig out the credit card.
 
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