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Old 09-29-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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Question So how bad is it really to have 2 different types of tires on the front and rear?

I was discussing this with a friend at work today and Ive heard its bad but really couldnt bring any hard evidence to back up my point. I already figure 2 different sizes would spin the diffs at different speeds and tear it up that way. But if you had 2 identical tires on the front and rear but different tread pattern/style, assuming fairly close performance-wise(not passenger vs Azenis or anything)

Any info, links, writeups, etc you could help me with would be great
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No one have a definitive answer?
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center diff has to work as well...not only left right but also forward and back.
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Identical tread wear assumed, two different sets of tires will have different traction and handling capabilities, which could cause unusual handling characteristics.
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same size, nominal difference in wear, u will be fine. start mixing different sizes and u will begin adding wear to ur center diff.
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