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    Default V & W rating on same axle?

    As above, can you have different speed ratings of tyre on the same axle?

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    Yeah as long as wheel/tyre size are the same on each axle you'll be ok

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    Thx. Got a new tyre of ebay last wk and its v rated. Been looking at new tyres from tyre shopper and my tyres and the w rated are cheaper than v rated for the same tyre. any reason why this would be.?

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    They will wear at different rates i had a V rated one on the front of mine and it went down far quicker than the W rated one. I had no idea till the tyre guy pointed it out, i thought it was down to me pushing too hard on roundabouts.

    As for the price difference it depends which is most commonly used i presume W rating will be more widely used.

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    You may want to wear these out quicker
    Putting one direct set on the front as replacements is OK, but don't two or more, or the rear tyres will begin to suffer from tramlin wear

    Equally, put the V rated tyre on the offside and the W rated tyre on the nearside

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    Why has the speed rating got any effect on the wear rates?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Why has the speed rating got any effect on the wear rates?
    The higher the speedrating the tougher the tire needs to be to cope with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W17GLE View Post
    The higher the speedrating the tougher the tire needs to be to cope with it.
    So what has construction got to do with compound of the rubber?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    interesting comments here. But i wouldn`t have thought speed rating would vary the wear rate.

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    It may have been down to my driving then as i do tend to throw it into roundabouts and the tire guy just making things up.

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