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axle



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different makes of tyre

Is there any reason not to have two different makes of tyres with the same amount of tread and the same size/rating can't/shouldn't be used on the same axle?
Cheers . Common sense isn't very common.
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In this day & age it is not reccommended. Although they are supposedly the same size etc, there are cases where they are not exactly the same dimensions. Just my opinion of course, based on an article I read a while ago. Also different tread patterns can have an effect on how the brakes pull the vehicle up & how they clear water in the wet. 2008 Freelander 2 (Nazca Sand) SE TD4 Auto
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Good points, Thanks. Common sense isn't very common.
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I agree with the points Badger has made and will always try and have matching tyres on my car/wifes car to avoid potential issues. Having said that when driving works vehicles that have mismatched makes or the odd time that I bought a cheap runabout that had all different brands(some of which you couldn`t even pronounce!) I have to admit that there was no noticeable difference in they way that they drove/handled that would give you a clue they were all different without looking at the actual tyre!

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I spun my Discovery 2 coming off a wet motorway roundabout and ended up on the grass verge backwards, fortunately not hitting anything or anyone. Although I cant be sure I always wondered if tyres played a part in the incident, I had AT tyres on the rear and normal road biased tyres on the front. I have always had a matched set of 4 tyres ever since then. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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Glad you werent hurt Bob.
Your incident confirms to me the recommendations by tyre manufacturers to put the "grippiest" tyres on the rear for all vehicles (FWD, RWD and 4x4). To some drivers this seems counter-intuitive and there are exceptions.

https://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/car/al...xing-tyres

But the reality is that unexpected rear end slides are the most difficult to recover from and more likely to result in complete loss of directional control as the car spins around. Jules

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That was an interesting read Jules thanks.
Decision made new tyres going on today.
Thanks for the help guys.
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I always swap my tyres front to rear about every 5000 miles nowadays to even tyre wear so they are all replaced together. I dont swap them side to side even though they are not directional, my (probably flawed) thinking is if they have been turning one way and transmitting power and traction in that direction it cant be good for them to suddenly be expected to do the opposite. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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I am with you on that. Thumbs Up 10MY (Sept 09) TD4 HSE Auto in Stornoway Grey - HEL braided brake lines, LR side steps,"Facelift" front bumper & tail lights. Si4 twin pipe box. 19” Triple Sports with Conti UHPs.

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Bobupndown wrote:
I always swap my tyres front to rear about every 5000 miles nowadays to even tyre wear so they are all replaced together. I dont swap them side to side even though they are not directional, my (probably flawed) thinking is if they have been turning one way and transmitting power and traction in that direction it cant be good for them to suddenly be expected to do the opposite.

That was certainly the case when radial tyres first came out. They would become "handed" in use. I once cured a steering problem simply by swapping the front tyres over. Nowadays I'm not so sure. Didn't the FL2 handbook actually recommend swapping tyres on the same axle (it's been a long time, so my memory may be at fault). Ex AA Series III LWB Safari - Gone
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