donut tire front or back

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Old 03-15-07, 06:36 PM
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donut tire front or back

i have a 01 chevy corsica FWD. front left tire goes flat should i put the donut tire on the front or back?
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Yep, the back - don't want different size tires on the drive wheels.
 
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Old 03-15-07, 08:00 PM
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Put it on whatever corner is flat and drive to nearest tire store/garage.

Couple of side notes.

1. Your donut doesn't have enough air in it. Trust me, nobody's ever does. Right now there are 157,321 cars on the road with a donut on. Three of them are fully inflated and yours isn't one of them. Proper pressure is 60 psi.

2. Do NOT exceed 50 mph; donut tires WILL fail at high speed.
 
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Old 03-15-07, 10:10 PM
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the tow guy is the one to listen to, but its more like 1,215,187 cars driving with donuts, and passing me on the freeway doin 90 on the cell phone.NOT recomended!!!!
 
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the tire in on the front im only going three or four miles i hope nether happens with the tire or my transmission. i am getting the original one fixed today
thanks for your help
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I can't believe TG and A/C have so much free time to count them cars

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IMO you should put the spare on replacing whichever tire is flat and then promptly get the flat fixed and put the dunot tire back in the trunk. Donut spares aren't designed for long term use.
 
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i only drove the car 8 miles. i have the original rime on but i fixed the tire. so i am all good with the tire.
Thanks again
i just thought i would ask you guys bec the car did not have a rear differenchil
 
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Old 03-16-07, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by mitch17 View Post
Yep, the back - don't want different size tires on the drive wheels.
This makes no difference. You still should not go above 50mph like tow_guy said.

Also, vehicles do not come with two jacks so how would you get the rear off without laying the rotor on the ground...hmmmm

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Could do it with a combination of the jack and the spare, but a lot of work for very little, if any, benefit.
 
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I made the assumption you would be driving around a while (as most seem to do) before getting around to getting the original tire fixed and back on the car. Were that true, I stand by my original post. Were you to simply bolt it on and get to the nearest place to fix your tire and reinstall, these guys are right that it won't matter.
 
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Old 03-17-07, 05:15 AM
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Best bet? Call a good Tow Guy.

He'll probably use his own jack (better/safer than the oem in your trunk); he'll check it for pressure and fill as necessary; and he'll get it properly installed for you, and give you a quick lecture on how far and how fast you can drive it (short version: "Not very"). And all while you stand at a safe distance from the edge of the roadway where other drivers will gladly run you over (Tow Guy can't get run over because he's parked his 5 ton wrecker behind your car as a shield). Also you get to drive away with clean hands/clothes.

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Hey Gunny:

What would be your charge for this service?
 
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No advertising in the forums, but if I WAS to say, I'd say $35.
 
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