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    Using directional tire as a spare

    I plan on replacing my temporary tire with a full sized spare. The only thing is, the only good tire I have right now to use as a spare is a directional tire. If I were to get a flat on a side of the car that would make this spare run opposite to its tread, would that be of some concern regarding driveability? (At high speeds or in rain for example)

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    This might not help but here it goes. It should be okay to drive on dry pavement but on wet, icy, snowy(florida, I know) it may not be okay. Because of the direction of thread pattern. Some tires have that ">" pattern to part the water like Moses or something. But if you switch the tire around that pattern would look like this "<" and I don't thats good on wet roads.

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      #3
      Water might pool up. That makes sense.

      And it's not like I could swap a good tire from the other side of the car either. What if I'm rolling 4 directional tires?

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        #4
        whats wrong with the spare? if you would only be going for a short distance on a directional tire on the wrong way, then why not just run the spare?

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          #5
          I don't know man. Just be careful when raining I think this is our dry season until spring(tornado season). Just change them out when jan.15 comes

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            #6
            neil as long as the tire is in the rear you'll be fine in the rain even at high speeds you shouldnt have a problem with it i had to do it on my lexus i had no problems

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              #7
              Ok thanks.

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                #8
                my boy got new rims and drove for 3 weeks before he showed them to me. he had 2 on wrong. they were directional. i told him to swap them around. he had no problems.

                i think its funny so i will share

                and i pimp a fillsize steele in the back also

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                  #9
                  i treid to put a full size steelie in the back, and it was too big, and it made the floor stick up....

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by naisab18a1
                    i treid to put a full size steelie in the back, and it was too big, and it made the floor stick up....
                    i took out the cardboard thing for now. i have the fullsize becuase 2 tires are going bald. (got 2 new tires yesterday) i will leave it in during my holiday traveling buttake it out afterward.

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                      #11
                      i've got a direction al as a spare also... I have not had a problem when in use, not ideal, and should be replaced as soon as you can get a new tire... but it is fine

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by tegdablunt
                        my boy got new rims and drove for 3 weeks before he showed them to me. he had 2 on wrong. they were directional. i told him to swap them around. he had no problems.

                        i think its funny so i will share

                        and i pimp a fillsize steele in the back also
                        one of the potheads from Phi Strange who shared a parking lot with our FSAE team had 4 diectional tires going the wrong way on his Outback.

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