matching a Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 with an Asymmetric 3 (front tyres)

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burmagirl
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matching a Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 with an Asymmetric 3 (front tyres)

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Hello all

I need to get one front tyre - the other is fairly new so would rather not buy both front tyres if I can help it. Has anyone mixed the Asymmetric 5 and 3? I've always matched like for like...

many thanks!
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Re: matching a Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 with an Asymmetric 3 (front tyres)

Post by Mike Fishwick »

I had to throw away a little-used Falken FK-453 245-40 X 17 to get through a French MoT, as to mix tyre types in this way on the same axle is an MoT failure here - and maybe the UK too?
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Re: matching a Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 with an Asymmetric 3 (front tyres)

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i hope my garage would have told me ift was the case! The F1 As 5 has superseded the As3 so it wasn't available in the configuration i needed. Usually i replace both at the same time but due to the pandemic it's hardly been used and the front tyres were almost new. I'll give the garage a call, think. Thanks, Mike!
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Re: matching a Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 with an Asymmetric 3 (front tyres)

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It won't fail an MOT but it's never best practise to mix two different tyres on the same axle.
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