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Old 12-03-2010, 02:08 AM   #1
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Default Dangers of mixing tires.

What's up guys, just looking to get some feedback on something. I recently was driving on a 3 hr road trip and had to pull over half way because one of my tires was so warped that it was shaking my entire car. I am not sure if it is because I need an alignment (not that bad), or the possibility that my strut is busted... probably both. I currently am rocking a doughnut and all weather hard compound POS tires and don't have the money for all four tires because I need brake pads and an alignment. To finally get to my question, I really want to get some decent performance tires again like I used to (G forces) but would only have enough to get two for right now. What would the dangers be if any of having higher grip tires on either the front or back and different others for a while? I know that things like this can be hard on our transmissions, but i do not plan on driving that hard and don't want to waste the money on Camry tires again lol. Thanks guys.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #2
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CN: You really should have all 4 tires the same type and tread depth

If the front and back tires are not very close to the same diameter, your center diff will get cooked.

If the front tires have more traction than the rears, the car will oversteer in an emergency swerve situation, possibly dangerously.

If the rear tires have more traction than the front, the car will understeer in an emergency swerve situation (not usually dangerous).
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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this is the reason my 2000 rs did not survive, when i bought it the owner had es100's z rated on front, and kumho 711 g-rated? before i could afford a new set the car was totalled by i friend i let drive, the tires were the second contributing factor, other than me being a 19yr old retard. so heres what you get when you do this
crappy tires on front+sticky rears= terrible understeer followed by snap oversteer(what happened to me)
crappy rear tires+sticky fronts= oversteer and spinning
moral of the story please learn from my stupidity, source some used tires online with even treadwear and never buy g-forces, terrible tires and overpriced, look into some federal ss595's as they are cheap and decent
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