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      05-10-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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Please help. I need to replace rear tyres. I have conti sport contact 3 front and they have enough thread.

Can I replace rear with the 5 with no issues? Oem specs will be used.

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PS. Using a phone, so I can't search
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      05-10-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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      05-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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really? is he going to crash?

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Please help. I need to replace rear tyres. I have conti sport contact p3 in front and they have enough thread.

Can I replace rear with the p5 with no issues? Oem specs will be used.

Thanks!

PS. Using a phone, so I can't search
I'm assuming you meant you have sportcontact3s?


if so, yes, you can. Although, it's not recommended that you have different tires, if you must do so, you can mix tires if they share common characteristics.


Both the 5p and sportcontact3s are in the same performance tire category, and the 5p, depending on the size, have the same UTQG temperature, traction, and resistence rating as the sportcontact3s. So if you must, go for it. Handling characteristics can be weird in extreme circumstances such as in standing water or track conditions.

note there are different temperature ratings on the 5p depending on the size. The two tires also has different thread patterns.

here are your two links:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....portContact+5P

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....SportContact+3
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Not true. You can. It is one matter if you have AWD and the same tire size on all four corners, but in a car with RWD and different tire sizes in the rear, the front/rear tire interaction is significantly less. As long as the tires are reasonably similar, you will be absolutely fine.
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Thanks, I will order the 5
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Yes you can the 5P is a much better tire.

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Ok so I got the 5p conti and it a great tyre. The grip is great on fast take off, but I noticed that the car sways at high speed, ie above 200km/h.

I did some searches and noted that new tyres have to be worn in. Is this true, or is the mixed front and rear setup causing the sway?
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Ok so I got the 5p conti and it a great tyre. The grip is great on fast take off, but I noticed that the car sways at high speed, ie above 200km/h.

I did some searches and noted that new tyres have to be worn in. Is this true, or is the mixed front and rear setup causing the sway?
I would think having different tires on different axles could cause this at higher speeds, particularly since Conti's are known for not having a particularly firm sidewall, but I'm not an expert.
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