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Old 03-29-2003, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default 2 sets of tires on awd?

Hey i have a question, i was wondering if i had two different sets of tires on my car, would it effect the car? or would you suggest all tires be the same?

Because i got some tires, but they are two different sets.
They are both summer tires and have simular specifications.I've heard that two different sets of tires on a awd car is not good...is that true?

help me...thanks
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Old 03-29-2003, 10:54 PM   #2
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i can't find my owner's manual at the moment but i vaguely recall something in it against mismatched tires...
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Old 03-29-2003, 11:05 PM   #3
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I read some of the tech articles on tiretrend or something similar and they all recommand you have all the same tires on your car.
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Old 03-30-2003, 07:36 AM   #4
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yea i think i read something like that too... but wut happens if u have a flat then u have to use the spare and its definately a different size to my rims??
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Old 03-30-2003, 08:58 AM   #5
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IMHO I don't think it that much of a problem. it won't do any damage to your drivetrain, though it probably won't handle as good as a car having 4 identical tires. as long as you don't have 2 brand new tires and 2 worn tires or different speed ratings, it should be ok. I remember reading a subaru tech bulletin saying that there shouldn't be more then a 1/4in difference in the tires size.

as for the spare, it for temperary use. it's stamp right on the tire. it design for you to put on the car and drive to the nearest place to get you other tire fixed. it NOT design to drive around town with like I see most people do or even on the freeway. if you get to see one of those tires off the rim, you'll know why.
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Old 03-30-2003, 06:43 PM   #6
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from what I have heard you should NEVER run two different sets of tires on a AWD car, they should all ways be the same size, it could mess up the subaru equv of a transfer case, like bender said the spare can be used for only a short, short period of time
I would call subaru and ask
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Old 03-30-2003, 07:26 PM   #7
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kool kool.. i'll check with subaru and thankx for the info u all..
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