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Old 06 Nov 2012, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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new tyres!

i have just had two new front tyres put on my sti8 and the tyre fitter said maybe i should change the rear tyres as well because the front wheels will now turn faster than the rears as they are now slightly bigger and could damage the gearbox? is this true or is he trying to get me to buy 2 more tyres?
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Old 06 Nov 2012, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: new tyres!

true,tyres need to be same size all round and of same tread pattern,can fudge the diffs up and cost stupid money to sort!!
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Re: new tyres!

how low are the rears ?
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not very low maybe 5mm?
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Re: new tyres!

I wouldnt worry then, it will be as close as running 2 brands of the same size, they are a few MM out,
I used to wear the rears out a lot on the classic so they were lower then new again but the fronts were the same during the whole time I owned it.
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