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 Post subject: Re: cheap tyres
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:38 pm 
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PetrolDave wrote:
brixtonboy wrote:
Yes l can understand that, what l don’t understand is why mix the speed ratings on the same car.

What mustn't be done is mix different tyres (even same make/model but with different speed rating) on the same axle - unless you like trying to control yaw under heavy braking :!:

Totally agree, unfortunately when I purchased my Mondeo from a Ford franchise dealer many years ago, it had 3 different makes of tyre on it, when I pushed for 2 new rear tyres, they just :lol: saying they are 'legal'. I wanted the car and it was a good price, so accepted it, but I got 2 new rear tyres asap. Wierdly, those tyres 1 was a nearly new high end Pirelli (P zero?) and the other some low budget brand, a total mismatch.

Dealer's don't you just love em, the sales team there were total d*cks, they even forgot to tax the car before I picked it up, so I had run sales guy to Post Office to tax it and the car had no petrol in it, happy days! The car was thankfully more reliable than sales team. That dealership closed few years after, funny that!

 Post subject: Re: cheap tyres
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:25 pm 
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My mates 100,000 mile 2002 Smart Fortwo Pulse also had different tyres across the same axle. From what I can remember he had Bridgestones across the rear axle and a Barum on the front right, can't remember what was on the front left but it wasn't an identical Barum.

There is a good article on why mixing tyres across the same axle is a big no-no here...

This appears to be the legal position...

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 Post subject: Re: cheap tyres
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:46 pm 

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I used to drive on Continentals at £75 each fitted as it was the official 107 tyre. Have switched to Barums ( which are the unbranded version) still made by Continental but at £50 each fitted. The Barums seem tougher wearing so far.

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