I finally got a cheap set of alloys to replace my rusting steelies (plus, I hate hubcaps).
The wheels have two different sets of tires on them: one is the correct outer diameter for my car, the other is just slightly smaller.
I assume that, to keep my odo & speedo correct, I need to put the correct size tires on the front, with the smaller ones on the rear (the difference is very small, less than 1%, EDIT: Make that 2%), because it is a front wheel drive car. Am I right about that?
Some odometer/speedometers are off by 1+% from the factory running on the stock tires.
If I were you I'd rotate the tires as usual and then double check my odometer against a group of 60-70 interstate mile markers- then find out how far off it is and figure out a correction factor based on which tires you have on the front.
yes, put the larger tires on the drive axle (front)
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Yep, on the front, unless you're doing any towing with it, then I'd put them on the back, 'coz the smaller diameter are probably a slightly lower load rating, and the slightly lower gearing would work better for towing.
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