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Old 06-01-2014, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently caught a screw in the RR tire. My full-size spare is a directional tire (Michelin Pilot Sport A/S) that fortunately is appropriate for the right side of the car. Seeing that did make me ponder why I have a directional tire as a spare.

Is a directional tire mounted on the wrong side of the car fine for a couple of days until the primary tire can be patched or replaced, or should I replace it with a cheap non-directional?

Not much point in a full size spare if there is a 50% chance I have to flip it on the wheel to be useful for any length of time :-(*
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MBella View Post
It should be fine for temporary use. Just be aware of the negative handling affects this may cause, especially while wet.

This. Not a problem unless you drive for a long time on the spare in rainy parts of the world.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had Dunlop M3 snow tire mounted and they mounted two backwards on 2000 C5 Corvette. Compared to a regular passenger car this has a noticeable stiffer suspension and should prove less forgiving when the tires indivually loose grip. I was on packed snow and some powder getting used to the traction control and ABS and thier was no noticeable difference in the attitude of the car. Granted these were directional snow tires with allot of sipes and a compound designed for the white stuff.
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Old 01-06-2022, 12:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Dunlop M3 been the beast for this kind of tasks!
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Dunlop M3 it's an excellent task.
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