Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
In theory yes, but it will cause a couple of problems. Assuming the tyre is on the front, the front diff will act as if you are constantly slightly turning. This creates wear on the spider gears. More importantly though is the center diff. The front wheel average diameter will be more than the rear wheels, thus making the center diff constantly slip. The fluid in the diff breaks down and then it will no longer work. If the mismatched tyre is on the rear, the same problems will still occur, but on the rear and center diff.
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