Loving my first Alfa
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2017
Weirdly, you can often get different sized tyres in Europe than UK. For eg, UK tyre suppliers don't seem to be able to provide Michellin Alpin PA4 winter tyres in the 245/35/19 and 285/30/19, in XL that are needed for the QF, but some of the European online suppliers can. In the UK, you can only get Sottozero II for one axle, but Sottozero 3 for the other. It's mental and frustrating!
For summer tyres, the course that Nick has gone demonstrates the issue - he has had to go to a wider rear tyre to get a matching front and rear set (MP4S). You can get MPSS in 285/30/19, but then you'd be mixing tyres - not ideal in my view.
So the answer is, it isn't a 5 minute task. You have to make a list of tyres available for one axle and then compare to the list available for the other, and guess what - there aren't (m)any!