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Old 04-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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Tire rotation

Are the front and rear wheels the same on the 1LE; that is, can they be rotated front to back? I think the tires are directional, so they can't be rotated side to side. I thought I saw something on here indicating that the offset on the wheels is different front to back, so they can't be rotated front to back. Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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Wheels are different front and back so if you want to rotate, you'll have to a dismount/remount.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:27 PM   #3
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OUCH! Thanks for the reply.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:55 AM   #4
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Has anybody bought 2 more front wheels for the rear? Will the 20x10s work in the rear? Are they the correct backspacing, etc? A true square setup would be rockin!
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #5
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has anyone considered or tried putting two 11" wide rears on the front?
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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has anyone considered or tried putting two 11" wide rears on the front?
Someone did (by accident - wheels were marked wrong) and they hit. 11" wheels will not fit on the front. Has anyone thought about rotating tires on the rims (front tire to back rim - back tire to front rim), or is the risk of rim damage to great?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #7
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Someone did (by accident - wheels were marked wrong) and they hit. 11" wheels will not fit on the front. Has anyone thought about rotating tires on the rims (front tire to back rim - back tire to front rim), or is the risk of rim damage to great?
everytime you dismount/remount you risk damging the rim and tire....I've seen it firsthand on a ZR1. The tech was NOT excited!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
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everytime you dismount/remount you risk damging the rim and tire....I've seen it firsthand on a ZR1. The tech was NOT excited!
Thought it might be a bad idea. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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I haven't read anyone yet saying any thing,but these tires are specific to right and left side only!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #10
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Someone did (by accident - wheels were marked wrong) and they hit. 11" wheels will not fit on the front. Has anyone thought about rotating tires on the rims (front tire to back rim - back tire to front rim), or is the risk of rim damage to great?
you wouldn't happen to know by how much the fronts hit would you? A good body shop could roll the fenders or add a good flair to fix the clearance issues.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #11
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The rub the suspension (ie: inside of the wheel), not the fender.

If you want a bigger wheel in the front, you have to go aftermarket and get the correct back spacing.

And there is no real reason to rotate. The whole purpose of rotating (for cars with the same wheels and tire sizes front and rear) is to get even wear on the fronts and rears, and thus replace the entire set at one time. There is no problem with replacing them in pairs as they need to be replaced.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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The rub the suspension (ie: inside of the wheel), not the fender.

If you want a bigger wheel in the front, you have to go aftermarket and get the correct back spacing.

Thank you for the info
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #13
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The rub the suspension (ie: inside of the wheel), not the fender.

If you want a bigger wheel in the front, you have to go aftermarket and get the correct back spacing.

And there is no real reason to rotate. The whole purpose of rotating (for cars with the same wheels and tire sizes front and rear) is to get even wear on the fronts and rears, and thus replace the entire set at one time. There is no problem with replacing them in pairs as they need to be replaced.
The rotation helps prolong any replacement as the centers on the back wear as the corners on the fronts wear. I guess it just can not be worried about with this car.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:33 AM   #14
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I know the 11's won't work in the front....but can you put 10's on the rear?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:24 AM   #15
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I know the 11's won't work in the front....but can you put 10's on the rear?
That was my question....I know they are left and right but also I'm sure the backs wear quicker than the fronts. I would love to rotate them straight front to back. I'd try a 10 in the rear but mine is being built next week.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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but also I'm sure the backs wear quicker than the fronts.
I'd say that depends on what kind of driver you are. If you're more into hard acceleration than hard cornering, probably so. But if you're consistently hitting the turns harder (the 1LE really is intended to be lots better at this than the run-of-the-mill SS), they'll likely wear at more similar rates.

Eventually somebody will figure out whether a small hub-centric spacer (and longer/stronger wheel studs) will work so that 11's can be run up front.


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Old 04-25-2013, 09:37 AM   #17
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My question about 10's on the rear is more about winter wheels/tires. I was wondering if you could purchase a set of four 10's for winter use.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:16 AM   #18
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My question about 10's on the rear is more about winter wheels/tires. I was wondering if you could purchase a set of four 10's for winter use.
I bought a set of four 10" wheels for a winter set, and put 275's on it. I bought Continental DWS. I have been very pleased with the tires, and have already used the road hazard warranty because of a pothole. (definite +1 )

The 10" rear wheels don't grip as well for fast starts, and have a little less grip for high speed cornering, but the difference isn't enough to take the perma grin off.

Some of the guys have been putting 11" wheels on the rear and running 315 continentals (the front tire size will be a little different ), and have reported good results.

As a note; I recommend using the Goodyears, or something similar for summer use. After the weather warms up, the 11" wheels and sticky tires really grab the road.

An afterthought: you must use 20" wheels.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #19
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I am looking into a stock SS setup for my winter tires.
Front: 20x9 wheels with 245/45ZR20 (Goodyear Eagle GT all season)
Rear: 20x10 wheels with 275/40ZR20 (Goodyear Eagle GT all season)
This set-up with TPMS, mounting, etc. can be had from Tire Rack for around $1800.
I will do this or drive my wife's car in the winter months.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #20
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MPHS_AGM - What made you go with all season tires rather than actual winter tires?
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