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Old 12-31-2008, 08:16 AM   #1
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Default Replacing One Tire (clarification)

Hi everyone,

Just before people start telling me to use the search button, I did. I just need a clarification. Recently I had a nail through the sidewall of my RE92 and don't really have the funds to buy a new set. I picked up a used set of RE92 yesterday and the difference from the used set to my set is around 1 mm in tire depth. I also measured the rolling circumference of it and it is less than 1/4 inch.

What i need clarified is does that rule of less than 1/4 rolling circumference mean the difference between the front to back set of tires. Or does it mean to any tire.

Also would mounting this tire to the front be better or to the back?

Thank you very much.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:10 AM   #2
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Wait...did you pick up 4 matching used tires? If so, your best move would be putting all four on. I dont think a 1mm difference is going to destroy your diff, but it will cause more wear than normal.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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1mm tread depth difference would have zero effect front to rear or side to side
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