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Old 01-23-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default Mixing tires up

I just bought an Evo("wrong forum", "boo", etc) that came with 2 snows in the rear and 2 summers in the front. Why? I don't know, that's irrelevant. So my question is: is it ok to put 2 new snows up front and then get 2 new summers with the current summers when that comes along? I know it's "better" to do all 4 at once, but is it a BIG deal?

Currently it has Continential Winter Contacts for winters and Sumitomos for summers if anyone was wondering. Which exact model, I'd have to check.

Thanks for helping out an AWD tire newb/traitor
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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it really depends on tread depth of the remaining tires .... and the reason you have a mixed set is because whomever owned the car before you could not afford it and was trying to cut every corner possible jsut to keep the car .... it was proabnably on the verge of being repo'd

over maintenance the car for the next few months as that is the first thing neglected when somebody is broke
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:58 PM   #3
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Yea, I'm definitely planning on running dedicated winter and summer wheel sets, and was caught off guard when I checked to see what tires were on there last night.

So as long as the tires aren't hella worn, it would be ok to run with 2 new ones and 2 used ones, winter and summer(not together obviously)? Then just replace all 4 of each set later on.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:20 PM   #4
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I suspect that Mitsubishi has similar requirements for tires like Subaru. Diameter must be within certain limit. Check manual and if it is the case take tape measure and check them.
If needed buy 4 new w tires.

This is what I think.

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Old 01-24-2007, 04:04 AM   #5
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If the tread height, mounted/inflated tire diameter old vs. new is within vehicle manufacturer's spec, you should be OK when you get your new pairs of tires. I would recommend you consider mounting "news" and "olds" as diagonal pairs so there is less difference in rolling diameter front vs rear axle.
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