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I just bought an awd 2004 x-type. It had two different sets of tires on the front and back. I just purchased 4 new tires for the car. Do you think that the different tire brand on the previous tires would hurt the AWD? The tires were the same size but different brands. I know that doesn't mean the tires would be perfectly matched in size. I hope the cars AWD is not damaged from the tires. How would I know?

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No it wouldnt hurt ,so long as the two tyres on the front were the same make and size ,with the correct speed rating ,same as the rear but the make is indifferent .

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