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Old 11-25-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default 2 different sets of tires on a gc

I have 2 new Uniroyal all season tires in the front of my 00 RS, and 2 Falken worn street tires on the back.. Am I in any danger of Diff wreckage?
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:50 PM   #2
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I would say highly.

Let me know about the trans too. Cause I will cut a deal because I need to get myself outta debt. Haha.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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its not recommended to have 2 different tread designs on an AWD car because if say the front slip and the rears grip then yes you will damage the center. also you shouldnt have a difference of more than 3/32" of tread between any of the tires. i would swap out the tires as soon as the budget allows
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:18 PM   #4
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Agreed. That setup sounds like a broken drivetrain waiting to happen! Different brands of tires will have different traction properties which which is not good for the drivetrain. Having tread depths that are off is also very bad.

Get some like-tires on your car ASAP!
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:13 PM   #5
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Also, always put the newest tires on the back.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:42 PM   #6
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Also, be careful about just matching the 2 better tires. Depending on how long you have been driving on them, it might be better to get 4 new tires.

Not only does brand and size matter, it matters how much tread is left. A difference of 1/4 inch circumference (not always tread depth) can cause damage.

Also, just because the tires are the same size, all manufacturers have there own "sizing" techniques. Measure the circumference around the middle of the tread of each tire and see how much difference there is.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:08 PM   #7
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you have a GM btw, 4 door is a gc
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