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Can I mismatch rear tires from front tires?

My tires are michelin primacy mxm4. So, I wanted to replace the rear tires with mxm4, but those are out of stock everywhere I've looked. What's a good alternative that won't cause an understeer? Also, I'm on a budget.

These are my choices:
Costco.ca: Shop for Tires

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Not a good idea to mix treads or compounds. It can stress the rear axle differential. Though tires may be of the same comparable numbers for size, there are slight variations of height, width and weight that occur due to tread pattern or compound.

It's a Mercedes Benz... Buy 2 proper tires.
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