Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Will a Front Wheel Mount on the Rear? in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Will a front wheel fit on the rear and clear the caliper. I have a front Hankook Ventus V12 with ...
- 09-12-11 04:12 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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- Pembroke, MA
Will a Front Wheel Mount on the Rear?
Will a front wheel fit on the rear and clear the caliper.
I have a front Hankook Ventus V12 with a bubble on the sidewall.
I purchased a replacement tire because they said I hit a pot hole and damaged the tire.
The tire only has about 5k miles on it and I can't see throwing it away.
I was thinking about buying a front rim (or a whole set of chrome ones) and using the wheel as a spare.
I figure I have a 50/50 chance of blowing out a front tire but you know how Murphy's Law works.
- 09-12-11 04:51 PM #2Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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Re: Will a Front Wheel Mount on the Rear?
You won't want to run 2 different size tire combinations on either side of a limited slip differential. Keep it for the front if you must, but I wouldn't use it on the rear.
Better bet would be to get the temporary plug kits (they run under $10), and an air compressor to fix a flat. Won't help with a blowout though. I've used the plugs with great results before - just make sure you have it properly fixed when you can.
- 09-12-11 05:40 PM #3