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Old 31st December 2009, 14:49   #1
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Default Mixed brand tyres (of same size)?

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What is your opinion of mixing brands of the same tyre type for the 4 wheels? I drive a Ford Ikon Flair, and am currently using MRF ZVTS for both the front and the right rear wheels. The left rear wheel is a Goodyear GPS2. The mixup happened when I had a bad puncture, and the old tyre had to be thrown away. The dealer did not have MRF in stock, so I had to buy what was available.

All tyres are the Ikon standard 175/70-R13 size, and are tubed. Should I get rid of GPS2 and buy a new MRF?
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Don't feel it would be any issue as all tyres have same size & type (tube type in this case). Secondly, you can use spare MRF tyre for left rear wheel and shift Goodyear GPS2 as spare tyre.
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Ideally have the same thread pattern (read as same brand), just to rule out any tantrums in handling at high speed braking and wet drives.

Assuming you have a spare of same brand, move that to duty and use the odd one as spare for now.
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