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Can anyone please tell me if in an emergency I can temporarily install the 19"x8" tire from the front to the rear of the car replacing the 19"x11".

Thanks.

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If you are talking factory wheels - then probably not.

The front and rear wheel offsets are different and I doubt the front wheel clearing the brake rotor or suspension when placed on the rear.

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Although not ideal situation, the front wheel should be suitable as a temporary spare.  Front offset is lower than rear, and rear brake is smaller than front so you should be OK.

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Back in my 993 days, that's exactly how you do it. If the rear goes flat, you move the front tire to the rear, and put the space-saver-spare-donut on the front. Keep speed below 55 mph. Seems reasonible this would remain true on the 997.

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