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Here's my dilemma,
My E55 has 4 brand new Michelin's Sport ZR rated tires.
The rears are 285/35/18's and the fronts are 255/40/18's. The rears are great. Their wide as hell
and they have an aggressive look and feel (no issues).
The fronts are a bit wider (255/40/18) than stock size (245/40/18's) and sometimes the passenger side rubs inside the
wheel well lip. I also have a full spare (monoblock) in trunk that has a brand new 245/40/18 Michelin.
I was thinking to use my spare for one of my fronts and get another 245/40/18 for the other side?
Problem is that 1 tires sells for $400 new (checked 4 tire places).
Could I just put a different name brand but obviously the same size and similar tread pattern?
I found someone that's selling 1 Dunlop ZR with similar tread and size for $120 new. Would it matter that 1
tire out of the 4 is different????
 

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Here's my dilemma,
My E55 has 4 brand new Michelin's Sport ZR rated tires.
The rears are 285/35/18's and the fronts are 255/40/18's. The rears are great. Their wide as hell
and they have an aggressive look and feel (no issues).
The fronts are a bit wider (255/40/18) than stock size (245/40/18's) and sometimes the passenger side rubs inside the
wheel well lip. I also have a full spare (monoblock) in trunk that has a brand new 245/40/18 Michelin.
I was thinking to use my spare for one of my fronts and get another 245/40/18 for the other side?
Problem is that 1 tires sells for $400 new (checked 4 tire places).
Could I just put a different name brand but obviously the same size and similar tread pattern?
I found someone that's selling 1 Dunlop ZR with similar tread and size for $120 new. Would it matter that 1
tire out of the 4 is different????
You can run a different tire on the front that you have on the rear but you really want to keep both front tires and both rear tires the same. This will help keep the vehicle balanced and predictable.
 
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