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Mixing tyres

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by DevonGuy, Aug 29, 2017.

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  1. DevonGuy

    DevonGuy Well-Known Member

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    OK guys, I know the rules for Freelander 1 - same make, tread pattern and size, larger diameter on the rear.
    Problem is this: my F1 has BFG A/Ts (KO suffix) all round. I bought them about 4 years ago and they've done me well. The spare is still new. However the fronts are now very close to the legal limit and that tyre model has now changed to the KO2 suffix. Am I still OK to buy new tyres for the rear and transfer my old rears to the front or do I have to stump up for 5 new tyres? Thanks in advance!
     
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    you are OK to buy new tyres for the rear and transfer the old rears to the front
     
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    Thanks for that. I wasn't sure if the change in pattern would affect the front/rear axle relationship.
     
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    check the rolling diameter to be sure.
     
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    I wouldn't. If the new tyres are a different diameter to the old, then you know that is bad.;)
     
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    The diameter is important, not the tread pattern. I'd be surprised if the new KO2 are the same diameter as the old KO though. To be sure, replace all 4.;)
     
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    See post#4
     
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    I saw post 4 but you said in post 2 that it would be OK. This can't be guaranteed, so best to take the change all 4 tyres route. ;)
     
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    Ok if not your money. Why replace without checking... save yourself 3 tyres prospectively ;)
     
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    Thanks for your input, chaps. I actually ordered 2 for the rears this morning to be fitted tomorrow while the car's being serviced. I'll get the mechanic (long experienced Freelander man who knows about vcus and their little problems) to check the circumference when he fits them and we'll take it from there.
     
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