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Has anyone mixed tire brands on the same car

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by Mach1Mark, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    and had good or bad experience? I am trying to find the right combo of size and performance characteristics for my 408-powered coupe and I am unable to find a tire with above average to high performance and the sizes I need. I want to put Nitto NT05's on the rear and Kumho Ecsta V720's or Michelin Pilot Super Sports on the front. My back up plan is to put the Michelin PSS's all the way around but they happen to be the more expensive of all the tires I'm considering.
     
  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I don't race either car but on my 67 I have Maxxis on the rear after melting down the the Firestones and still have Firestone on the front. On my 99GT I had Nitto's all the way around but someone slashed the fronts. I put Bridgestone Potenza on the front. I personally can't tell the difference.
     
  3. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Pretty common to put something like a DR on the rear and a different tire up front. As long as sized properly for clearance you wouldn't see any issues with driving, etc.
     
  4. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 STREET CAR

    Absolutely. I have MT ET Streets on the back and BFG Radial T/As on the front with no issue.
     
  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    You have a duallie mustang?! cool! :D
     
  6. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 STREET CAR

    Lol...dang it. Maybe I had too much coffee this morning.



    Fixed
     
  7. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Sure, edit your original post so now my post makes no sense. These guys already think I'm crazy (that's putting it in a nice way) Good form! lol
     
  8. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 STREET CAR

    I'm always here to help. You're welcome.
     
  9. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    We don't just think you're crazy...we KNOW you are crazy.
     
  10. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    I'm not the guy likely to vote for Hillary. Just sayin'.
     
  11. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    Now that's Bat Shit Crazy. ( Votin' for the Hag. )
     
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  12. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    and that differs how from all of your other posts??
     
  13. StanGee

    StanGee New Member

    I've seen some cars pairing Nitto Drags in the front and Toyo tires in the rear. Was it better to use different brands of tires?
     
  14. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    As I, you are insane
     
  15. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    For the street I put Ecstas all the way around. For the I use Kumho Victorracers on Pantera rims I bought from opentracker.

    I think you'll be fine mixing tires
     
  16. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    For the love of mankind, DO NOT mix tire brands, you’ll disrupt the space-time continuum and bring about the end to the universe as we know it.
     
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  17. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    What about mixing same brands but mixing radials, bias ply or retreads?
     
  18. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Retreads are best used by hardcore track addicts.


    ;)
     
  19. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Seriously, I don't see any problem with mixing brands as long as they are the same type and treadwear. Don't mix radial and bias, and keep the same treadwear and speed rating numbers.
     
  20. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Ha. Kumho Victorracers are relatively inexpensive for my tire size (225-50 15).
     

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