is it safe to have a different diameter tire on the back wheels than on the front

Asked by Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 PM about the 2010 Ford Flex Limited

Question type: General

i have a ford flex and I've acquired a set of tires for the rear
but they are a smaller outside diameter than the set that is on
there.

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Not really it can throw off the ABS and if it is an AWD it can ruin the transfer case, it will also handle differently at higher speeds and may cause some instability during a cross wind situation. Tires should all be the same size and to be safe the same manufacture.

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