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    My two front tyres are dangerously close to the limit. only had them on 4 months. somethings not right here ??? prob covered about 10,000 miles at the very most, my foot might be a bit heavy but still. tyres pressures are constantly at around 37 Psi.

    they are uniroyal rainsport1.

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    I was plannin to change all 4 in the spring with some summer tyres, but these two have worn quicker than I thought, i need decent temporary replacements until then, and dont want to spend more than around £140 for both.

    the tyres on just now are not asymetric, but I've seen these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/tyres-225-40zr...ayphotohosting

    is it ok to mix different types of tyres, as long as there is a matching pair at each end, e.g two of these up front and another 2 at the back ???

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    just found this

    http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...=m4b0s134p6214

    FALKEN FK 452 - 225/40R18 92Y for £67 a piece

    heard alot of good things about the FK451 as a budget tyre, but load rating is only 88, these are 92 and I'm assuming its the same construction ?

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    I don't rate Falken tyres. Terrible lack of grip in the wet.

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    to answer your question about matching pairs, then yes you could have a pair of falkens on the front and a pair of something else on the back.
    Falken 452's are a newer version of the 451's, which to be honest were a pretty decent tyre (for the wonga)
    don't get the ZE512's, as you won't be able to go out on a rainy day (seriously!)
    as for load rating.... you NEED!!!! the correct load rating (or higher)...you have a blow out on the wrong load rating, which causes a 5 car pile up and your in for it! insurance WILL NOT pay out!
    hope this helps

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    Don't take chances with tyres and thats from someone, who took chances with c**p tyres all the time. I used a cc for 12 months with Falken ZE512 and they were c**p.
    I've come out of the dark ages now and only have used Michelin and Bridgestone, with the correct spec and load rating. They are more expensive initially but work out better in the long run.

    Also, its true that insurance inspectors are looking at the tyres of damaged vehicles and checking the load ratings of the tyres against the manufacturers spec and if its not the same they will void the claim.

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    Swap your rear wheels on to the front, if the current fronts are still legal they may see you through until you get round to changing the lot together if you put them on the rear. Also that way if you do need to change them, then the older ones from the rear are better off on the front and your brand new tyres on the back, this will prevent undue understeer that you may get from having new tyres on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikeyİ
    Swap your rear wheels on to the front....... the older ones from the rear are better off on the front ...... this will prevent undue understeer that you may get from having new tyres on the front.
    this is what kwik fit told me when I asked to have the moved around. He said your best tyres should always be on the back.

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    It's not so much your 'best' tyres, but if you put 2 new ones on the front and leave old ones on the back, with front wheel drive you will get a certain amount of understeer until you scrub the shine off and the walls soften a little.

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