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    Default Mixing 91 and 95 Load rating on the same axle

    Following a contretemps with a JCB which 'closed the door' when I attempted to overtake,forcing me off the road and causing the destruction of one of my front tyres, I replaced that tyre (Michelin Piot Premacy) with an Avon ZV3 which has a similar assymetrical pattern, rather than with an NCT5, which has a totally different tread pattern.

    However, the new one has a load rating of 95W and the other one, which still has loads of tread left has a load rating of 91W.

    It is safe to mix the two load ratings on the same axle? I am going to get the tracking checked and the wheel balanced, could mixing the two ratings cause a high-speed steering judder (I assume not).

    Thanks for any advice.

    John

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    to be totally correct , they have to be identical specification tyres, the 95 will not flex it's sidewalls as easily as the 91..so, technically it's an illegal setup, but you'd have to get caught out for it to be a legal issue..

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    That's not what he wanted to hear.

    John, if I was you i'd get a full sized spare wheel and put your 91W tyre on it and get a new 95W tyre for your front alloy wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA View Post
    That's not what he wanted to hear.
    sorry.. .. but it's the law..

    Quote Originally Posted by AJA View Post
    John, if I was you i'd get a full sized spare wheel and put your 91W tyre on it and get a new 95W tyre for your front alloy wheel.
    yep.. i'd do the same... they do come up on here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    sorry.. .. but it's the law..
    I hope you don't think I was having a dig at you dude. Cause I wasn't.

    I can't believe the tyre garage sold and fitted the tyre for him.

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    nope, i knew where you were coming from Alex..

    it is shocking that they didn't check what they where taking off against what they were putting on, but he's not the 1st bloke on here to have incorrectly rated tyres fitted by socalled 'experts'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA View Post
    That's not what he wanted to hear.

    John, if I was you i'd get a full sized spare wheel and put your 91W tyre on it and get a new 95W tyre for your front alloy wheel.

    Or seeing as three of the tyres are 91W and that is the manufacturer's recommended loading put the 95W on a full-size spare wheel, and get a new 91W. Or is it six of one and half a dozen of the other?

    I assume from what has been said it is OK to have different loadings on each axle as long as the same loading is on both sides of each axle and each axle has at least the manufacturer's minimum loading, and only in extremis in the case of a puncture/blow out/JCB encounter mix 95 and 91 on the same axle.

    Should've got the NCT5.

    Anyone got a spare 17inch alloy wheel to sell? OR maybe

    Anyone after a 215/50/17 95W tyre (very very low mileage)?


    Oh bo**ocks! If only I could turn back time..........

    Do you run a 'c*ck up of the week' competition?

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    You are correct to say that if you have two identical rated tyres of either rating on one axle it's legal...so the choice is up to you which way you go..

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    The advisability of mixing 95W and 91W never occurred to me until I got home. I liked the assymetric pattern on the 95W being a closer match to the Michelin.

    On checking via the Web Avon do a 91W version of the same tyre.

    Oh what a mess

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    i'd take it back and ask them to change it for one of the correct rating to match the others on the car.....that way it's all sorted.. i'd also ask why they never fitted a matching tyre in the 1st place.. it's not like there wasn't 4 to look at to see what the load rating should be....

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