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 Post subject: Mixing tyre brands?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:35 pm 
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Hi all,need to replace the rear tyres, 285/30/18 Pirelli pzero n4 atm.the fronts are still good.
Problem is Pirelli are out of stock and not sure when they're back in.I can get continental n2' s which I believe are a good tyre( never run them though) am I ok to mix brands front to rear?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:00 pm 
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I use Contis on my 4S, i switched because the Michellins tend to be OOS as well.

Tyres should be matched especially on a 4 wheel drive.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Continental' s ordered, will see how I get on!


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Ideally they should be matched. But can you really see a major problem? Nah, not really.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:53 am 
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Think the **2WD** manual states that axles need to be matched so front to back can be different.

However, I was switching from contis to bridgestone and did them in pairs and had the most horrifying experiences behind the wheel of my car I've ever had.

Straight line stability was hugely compromised and at speed it was genuinely capable of creating a heart attack. Along a newly created road that was as smooth as it could be, you know, smooth black, quiet tarmac? Yep, almost ended up entirely in the next lane at one point due to a bit of a side wind.
Encountering tram lines in the road with a side wind was even more alarming.

I had to be super alert at all times and couldn't relax a second on the steering wheel. It was super stressful.

I had centre of gravity, OPC, my trusted mechs, and another friend with a mech garage check it all out. OPC and trusted mechs eventually said "change your front tyres".

"Could it be so simple for such a serious issue" I wondered. Put some bridgestones on the front and the issue was resolved.

So, I think it can be a real problem if you are unlucky, but I am sure there will be plenty of examples of where it doesn't cause an issue.


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