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Old 04-19-2013, 11:35 AM
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Time for new front tires

I think I already know the answer to this but I will ask anyway.

I replaced my rear stock Potenza RFT's last year (at this time). Its now time to replace the front tires. Should I stick with the same brand and model tire? Or get something different? FYI the tires are staggered with the rears being a different size than the fronts.

Thanks for any info!

- Happy Z4 Owner :-)
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:23 AM
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Stick with the same, otherwise you,will be in for untested results.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:26 PM
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You didn't say what you replaced the rears with, but I'm assuming with OEM Potenzas. You can't run non-RFt's with RFT's and you def should not run different tread patterns front to back or side to side. You could end up in a ditch somewhere
Either swap out all 4 or stay with stock.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:17 AM
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funnily in the UK it is illegal for a garage to mix runflats with non-runflats when putting new tyres on a car, so your point is well made!!!!
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