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Old 01-13-2007, 09:24 AM   #1
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Quick Q..

Is it ok to use two different brands of tyres for the rears but both are the same size?
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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Dpends upon what "okay" means

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Is it ok to use two different brands of tyres for the rears but both are the same size?
It is "okay" in terms of whether your DSC will work and in many situations there is not a whole lot of difference if they are the same width and diameter, but...

You should not do it. There are just too many differences in how tyres respond under different conditions -- especially if you push them hard -- and it will result in some degree of unpredictability. For example, one tire may "stick" better than another or corrner more tightly. It is simply best to have the same tyres on all four corners.

If you are in a serious budget pinch, you could get by, but it should not be anything you do as a matter of course.
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