Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I really don't think front squats ever helped my back squats at all. More squats helped my back squats.
I tend to look at front squats as more of an assistance exercise for deadlifts, but with that said, I don't think they are as good for deadlifts as back squats.
Some guys get more out of front squats then me, so mileage may vary.
I should add that the only reason (I think) that front squats are helping right now is because they're sitting at like 50% of my max, and I haven't trained quads in years. Once my quads catch back up, I don't think front squats will help nearly as much.