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mixed tyres
« on: January 29, 2013, 07:02:15 »
Hi all. The old boy was asking me if the 90 could be run with all terrains on the front and muds on the back. His idea being better cornering and stopping with more traction. Apparently this used to happen a lot and to be fair his jimny has roadies up front and at's on the back for this very reason. The difference being perm and selective 4x4. Will the 90 cope or will it start eating it self.
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 08:21:45 »
One issue could be insurance, although they may be the same size its different tread patterns... If you had an accident and somebody noticed, this could invalidate your insurance.
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 21:05:39 »

I bought a 90 from the Coast Guard fleet a couple of years ago that came with same set up
BFG ATs on front BFG Muds on the back, cant say I noticed any difference in the way it drove or gripped  .
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 05:33:27 »
Tbh  my personal preference is at's all round as it is better on fuel.will have to see if i can scare him off the idea with it needing insurance approval. Cheers chaps.
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 05:03:22 »
Well i got horribly stuck yesterday trying to get a part loaded sankey out of a field gate. Diff marks on the floor and mud on the bonnet stuck, took 2 hours to do a 20min job. At's all round may not be the best bet. Will have to talk to insurance and see what they say.
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 16:40:42 »
Well i got horribly stuck yesterday trying to get a part loaded sankey out of a field gate. Diff marks on the floor and mud on the bonnet stuck, took 2 hours to do a 20min job. At's all round may not be the best bet. Will have to talk to insurance and see what they say.
It begs the question why are you using a Landy for what is a tractor job with the ground totally sodden with water ? we always put all our hardcore in the gateways its amazing how much we get offered once locals know you want it. :wink: :cheesy:
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 18:07:49 »
The gate in question is 7.5 miles from the farm so a bit of a trek in a 135 with no doors. To be fair it was not my idea to venture in with the land rover but the old boy was insistent and admits it was the wrong decision. We live and learn i am told but i think there comes a point when one starts to forget the lessons. Hey ho.
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 17:01:48 »

Not so much of a trek in a 90 + Sankey when the ground is dry though!! a little forward planning does pay dividends , :grin:
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 18:06:50 »
Unfortunately, as i am frequently reminded, i don't make policy decisions yet.
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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 14:16:18 »
Unfortunately, as i am frequently reminded, i don't make policy decisions yet.


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Re: mixed tyres
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2013, 02:35:55 »
Fitting tyres with different rolling radii will put extra wear on the centre diff, but you wouldn't notcie it happening.  I'd be more worried about the different handling at either end, I've had both AT and MT on Blue and I can definitely tell the difference.
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