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Jabba



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Galway Green
Spare tyre - multi directional tread pattern ?

Good Morning Folks,

After my N/S/R tyre issue on Monday and having to run on the spare for a day, I have now decided to get a full size spare.

To be honest, I've not thought about this before but, I'm assuming that I would really need to run a multi directional tyre on the spare to cater for either side of the vehicle.

Many thanks

Craig 2010 RRS 3.6 TDV8 HSE Galway Green

Post #637709 Wed Nov 29 2023 6:25am
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scrumps



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Location: Somerset
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United Kingdom 

Hi,

You need the full size spare to be the same type & brand as your other four tyres if you intend to use it as a fifth wheel and not just a temporary spare.

See Point 2 here.

https://www.michelin.co.uk/auto/advice/choose-tyres/mixing-tyres

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Post #637712 Wed Nov 29 2023 9:20am
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Jabba



Member Since: 25 Jan 2023
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Galway Green

Thanks Scrumps.

The problem is that my tyres, like most, are directional, so fitting a similar tyre on the spare will mean that there would be a 50% chance that it'll be fitted in the wrong direction.

So if by using this spare, if it could be used being directional, how long could you run it for as a temporary measure only (fitted in the wrong direction).

Many thanks

Craig 2010 RRS 3.6 TDV8 HSE Galway Green

Post #637714 Wed Nov 29 2023 9:53am
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

I'd buy a non-directional tyre. Directional tyres are designed to rotate in one direction and have this marked on the tyre sidewall. But whichever way you go, look to replace the damaged tyre ASAP so that use of the spare is as short a time period as possible. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #637723 Wed Nov 29 2023 3:21pm
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NoExpert



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Poland 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White

The amount of tires I’ve seen on the wrong direction for who knows how many thousands of miles before I saw it and nobody died from it can’t even be counted with my fingers, toes and even pants down. Is it ideal? No. However, it’s totally survivable in temporary situation. Worse case you can have it swapped to the normal wheel the correct way if the shop doesn’t have that exact tire. Then the new mismatched tire can go on the spare. 2011 RRS HSE Luxury 3.0 TDV6 Fuji White on Ebony/Ivory
Born and raised in So Cal. Moved to the UK in 2018 for a few years. Now in Poland and looking at moving back to the UK.

Post #637732 Wed Nov 29 2023 8:54pm
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Col



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Are you sure your tyres are fully directional, and not simply those that have to be fitted on the rim the correct way round and can be fitted to either the O/S or N/S of the car. Find a spare rim with a pirelli verde fitted and problem solved anyway.

Cheers
Col

Post #637734 Wed Nov 29 2023 9:35pm
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Goffy



Member Since: 31 Oct 2018
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Alaska White

Don't forget to fit an anti-theft plate, otherwise you'll be buying your new spare wheel back off an aution site sooner than you know it!

Post #637826 Mon Dec 04 2023 2:54pm
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Jabba



Member Since: 25 Jan 2023
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Galway Green

Hi Guys,


Yes Col, the tyres have an arrow for rotation on them.

Yes will definitely be buying an anti theft spare wheel kit.

Many thanks

Craig 2010 RRS 3.6 TDV8 HSE Galway Green

Post #637828 Mon Dec 04 2023 3:14pm
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soupdragon



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Ireland 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

scrumps wrote:
Hi,

You need the full size spare to be the same type & brand as your other four tyres if you intend to use it as a fifth wheel and not just a temporary spare.

See Point 2 here.

https://www.michelin.co.uk/auto/advice/choose-tyres/mixing-tyres

Scrumps

I always knew it wasn't a good idea to mix tyres on the same axle, however I didn't realise it was prohibited by law.

Post #637840 Tue Dec 05 2023 11:53am
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Col



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New Zealand 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Santorini Black

So when did it become law in the UK that all tyres on the vehicle including the spare had to be the same brand of tyre, It may have changed now but I though the only legal requirement was you cannot mix Xply and radial tyres on the same axle, in addition they have to be the same size/rating tyre on the same axle. If it is a legal requirement I think there are a awful lot of illegal cars out there.

Cheers
Col

Post #637855 Tue Dec 05 2023 7:44pm
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Dave B



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

It didn't, that's utter rubbish, however I wouldn't put it past tyre centres saying it is to fleece customers that don't know better.


Dave 2010 3.6 TDV8 HSE (Gone)
2011 Discovery 4 Commercial SDV6 (Gone)
1980 OBLIC 4.0ltr Range Rover (went a long time ago)

Post #637861 Wed Dec 06 2023 9:19am
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