Can you mix A/T and road tyres?

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Re: Can you mix A/T and road tyres?

Post by SarahStreet » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:27 pm

The Grabbers are a fantastic tyre off-road on the DS. The only downside to them is that they get noisy when down to 4mm or so at road speed. They should easily do 50,000 miles, but as mentioned above, rotate them every 10,000 or so.

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Re: Can you mix A/T and road tyres?

Post by Past master » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:49 pm

They are not the only tyre to get noisy at 4mm. The standard fit Wranglers are/were notorious for it. It wouldn't worry me as I don't let my tyres get below 4mm. There are varying reports on the web, but I think the RAC are pretty reliable:
Tyre and safety experts believe the 1.6mm legal minimum is insufficient to guarantee safety – most recommend a minimum tread depth of 3mm for tyre replacement.
Tests by UK technical organisation MIRA found that, once tyres are below 3mm, stopping distances increase dramatically.
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/tyre ... yre-tread/
LR Dealers tell me they won't sell a car with less than 4mm.

This video is 10 years old, but still impressive:
MY16 SETech 180 diesel Santorini Black
Now replaced with MY19 D180 Evoque S (new shape)

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