Can I mix 2 different set/brand of mud tyre

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003 at 13:13
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Currently runnning on 4 BFG M/T (32x11.5R15). However, 2 of them at the back are badly worn (with tread depth about 2mm only). But both 2 at the front are still good (with tread depth about 8mm).

Is it alright to just get 2 new Goodyear M/T for the back as long as they are same size as BFG one ?

Does it affect the handling on off-road situation ?
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Reply By: bruce.h - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003 at 13:28

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003 at 13:28
Peter
there is no problem in running 2 new & 2 old as long as you keep the old & new on the front or rear dont mix old & new on the same axil it is always prefrable to maintain the same brand & tread pattern that way you don t need to carry 2 spares if you do only buy 2 new tyres put the new ones on the front & the second hand on the rear the reason you dont mix new & old is the differance in diamiter between worn tyre & new tyre this puts strain on the running gear same with running diferant tread paterns
Hope this answers your question
Regards Bruce
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Follow Up By: Peter - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003 at 13:51

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003 at 13:51
thanks for your prompt reply !

But would it be better if I put the new one at the back to get better grip and LSD work better in offroad ?
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Reply By: bruce.h - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003 at 14:08

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003 at 14:08
Peter all the tyre guys i know always recommend that they go onthe front as they are the steerage tyres so i have always gone along with that
regards bruce
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Reply By: sloth - Thursday, Apr 03, 2003 at 13:00

Thursday, Apr 03, 2003 at 13:00
this is because you are far better off (read safer at high speed) blowing a rear trye than a front.

Toe.
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Reply By: colin - Saturday, Apr 05, 2003 at 08:42

Saturday, Apr 05, 2003 at 08:42
put the new tyres on the front and wear the oldies out quicker on the back then match the back tyres with whats on the front. Col
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