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#41 tom_nismo

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:13 PM

So if i decided to get 4s on the back i can run 2 different high quality branded tyres on the front? 



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:30 PM

I have done and curretly do have two brands.  I had Conti's and Hankook, now have Bridgestone ® and Hankook.  Its only mixing on the same Axle that isn't great. 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

So if i decided to get 4s on the back i can run 2 different high quality branded tyres on the front? 

 

Personally, I'd make sure they're all XL rated and I'd go for all four the same, if at all possible. However, I've had Falkens on the back and Bridgestones on the front (until they needed replacing), with no ill effect.

 

Anyone else had experience of mixing tyre brands?


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:06 AM

 

Personally, I'd make sure they're all XL rated and I'd go for all four the same, if at all possible. However, I've had Falkens on the back and Bridgestones on the front (until they needed replacing), with no ill effect.

 

Anyone else had experience of mixing tyre brands?

 

Yes, I did on the 350z. Think I had stones on the front and Toyo T1Rs on the back.  UTTER disaster!

The traction control kept kicking in on bends on the motorway.  Apparently the sidewall of the T1R was a lot softer than the sidewall of the stones.  So the T1R compressed, which resulted in the radius of the wheel reducing, and therefore speeding up rotation to keep up with the uncompressed stones.  This led traction control to think I'd lost grip on the back, so it kicked in.  Not brilliant going round a 60 mph bend on the motorway!


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:00 AM

So what if you buy a second hand car and it has tyres on that you don't want? Then when it comes to changing 2, you're inevitably going to have 2 x 2 different tyres on it. 



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:07 AM

 

Yes, I did on the 350z. Think I had stones on the front and Toyo T1Rs on the back.  UTTER disaster!

The traction control kept kicking in on bends on the motorway.  Apparently the sidewall of the T1R was a lot softer than the sidewall of the stones.  So the T1R compressed, which resulted in the radius of the wheel reducing, and therefore speeding up rotation to keep up with the uncompressed stones.  This led traction control to think I'd lost grip on the back, so it kicked in.  Not brilliant going round a 60 mph bend on the motorway!

 

That's a good example of why you need to make sure the tyres are all XL rated?


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:33 AM

 

That's a good example of why you need to make sure the tyres are all XL rated?

 

Yep, or at least the same either XL or not XL.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 11:18 PM

Drove a couple of hundred miles today. No handling/ESP issues at all with the old Bridgestones on the front & new Michelins on the back.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

Just gone for 2 of these, in for fitting on saturday, Mine are currently on about 1.6 maybe even slightly below that so need it sorting asap 


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:26 AM

Just gone for 2 of these, in for fitting on saturday, Mine are currently on about 1.6 maybe even slightly below that so need it sorting asap 

 

They have a nice big ridge, to protect your rims a bit from kerbs.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:59 AM

 

They have a nice big ridge, to protect your rims a bit from kerbs.

Ace!  B)



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:05 PM

Got them fitted today, will let you know how i go with them in a week or so 



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:12 AM

Just had a chat with my local tyre fitter (he's been doing it for years and he knows his tyres). He reckons that if you've got MP4S's on the back, but can't get them for the front, then go for MP4's on the front, because the tread pattern is almost identical. This agrees with what Michelin CS told me - so if they don't release identical tyres for the front quite soon I'll go for MP4's on the front.


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:02 PM

Pilot 4's are superb on mine


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