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Old 9th April 2005, 08:07   #16
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I just peeped out my office window - A Red , well done Accent is parked - however , the Tires are 'A' not 'V' .
Would depend on whether you are looking at the car from the front or the rear!

However, the correct way is to read the markings on the sidewall rather than try and interpret the tread pattern.

Also, TBHP: Directional & Assymetrical tyres (Directional Tyres / Asymmetrical Tyres ?) might be of interest to everyone.

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As Shan2nu pointed out, in the red Rio Mondeo pic, you can see that the tyres were opposite, in the sense, instead of V shaped, they were A shaped.
ahem...i dont think the tyres are in the oppsoite direction, they are placed correctly.
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Old 10th April 2005, 23:54   #18
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ahem...i dont think the tyres are in the oppsoite direction, they are placed correctly.
Just do 2 things for me will you?
1. Find out what tyres that Modneo is running on.
2. Find an online pic of that tyre and post it here.

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Old 11th April 2005, 00:47   #19
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its a potenza g3 , searched the net and turns out you are right,
here's the pic


the reason for my previous post in this topic, is that my bikes front tyre tread is 'A' rather than 'V', so im confused
below is a pic below of the pulsar's front tyre
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/sabby2/wall1.jpg
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Old 11th April 2005, 08:40   #20
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the reason for my previous post in this topic, is that my bikes front tyre tread is 'A' rather than 'V', so im confused
Well, "A" shaped pattern doesn't always mean "Wrong Direction". I'm sure there must a car tyre which is designed to work on an "A" pattern.

But, since the tyre in question was the Potenza GIII (which even we have on the Vtec), i rightly pointed out that it had been fitted wrongly.

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sabby,
I got Potenza GIII on my indica too. Ony seeing your post even i got confused , but i guess in my case the fitting is correct. But IMHO, directional tyres are a pain coz you have to unmount them from the rim to put them on the other side.
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But IMHO, directional tyres are a pain coz you have to unmount them from the rim to put them on the other side.
U don't have to put them on the other side. You just switch them between the fron and the rear tyres, on the same side.

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Well, "A" shaped pattern doesn't always mean "Wrong Direction". I'm sure there must a car tyre which is designed to work on an "A" pattern.
I got it
Thanks for clearing the doubt.
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When you have unidirectional tyres on the car, would it make sense to carry a bi-directional tyre as spare. That way the spare can fit in any position until the flat tyre is fixed. Would it cause any imbalance, I mean driving with 3 unidirectional and one bi-directional tyre?
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When you have unidirectional tyres on the car, would it make sense to carry a bi-directional tyre as spare. That way the spare can fit in any position until the flat tyre is fixed. Would it cause any imbalance, I mean driving with 3 unidirectional and one bi-directional tyre?
It maynot make a diff under dry conditions but, when the road is wet, it's not a good idea to have 3 tyres dispersing water differently from the 4th one. But yeah, it's anyday better than having to fit the 4th tyre in the wrong direction.

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Thats why your spare should not be a uni-directional tyre.
Excellent tip, RTech!
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What if my spare is 165/80r13 bidirectional (stock ones) and I have 195/60 r14 on the wheel. will the spare be safe to use?
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Not for long. Do it only until you fix your tyre. Basically you are looking at different cushioning rates from the 13" as opposed to the other three wheels, since there is an extra inch of rubber, as opposed to metal, on that tyre.
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What if my spare is 165/80r13 bidirectional (stock ones) and I have 195/60 r14 on the wheel. will the spare be safe to use?
I am not sure if thats good, but should be better than having no tire at all. I think you would also have to deal with some track misalignment. Your 195 tires are on a wider track possibly with a wheel offset of 38, whereas your 165 spare would have a different offset (36 perhaps) and a different track altogether.

I am guessing here. Perhaps you need to seek expert advise. Try googling and use discernment.

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Excellent insights into tyre and dicrectional patters.
Thanks guys.

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