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      12-03-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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mixing types of front / rear tires

I'll be buying tires in a few months. I'm wondering, why not pick front and rear tires according to characteristics? Example why not go for something super responsive up front like Michelin PSS and something with heavy duty traction in the rear, such has Hankook RS-3?
This is probably over-thinking it, but has anyone tried this?
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Sounds like a good recipe for crashing in an emergency situation. In spite of your careful planning, grip (especially in the wet) will be unpredictable due to the interaction of the different types of tires.

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I'll be buying tires in a few months. I'm wondering, why not pick front and rear tires according to characteristics? Example why not go for something super responsive up front like Michelin PSS and something with heavy duty traction in the rear, such has Hankook RS-3?
This is probably over-thinking it, but has anyone tried this?
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Sounds like a good recipe for crashing in an emergency situation. In spite of your careful planning, grip (especially in the wet) will be unpredictable due to the interaction of the different types of tires.

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seeing your response I googled a few things and found this:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=136

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