Spacesaver on Front?
Having damaged one of the GT's 17" alloys in a pothole, I need to use the spare spacesaver wheel for a couple of days while I get a new wheel. I'm not planning to do much driving with it - just a few commutes to work (about 7 miles each way.)
It was one of the front wheels that got damaged and for the moment I've done a straight swap with the spacesaver. I don't have much faith in how much grip the spacesaver will offer, so I'd much rather keep it on the front so that if it does break traction then I'll get understeer. However, the spacesaver is a much smaller diameter wheel, so I wonder if there's any risk of damaging the diff by running with different sized wheels on the front?
The manual makes no reference about not being able to use it on the front. However I've seen a few forum posts that suggest it's not a good idea (although there's also others that bring up the whole understeer/oversteer argument.)
Does anyone know if I run any risk of damaging the diff with keeping it on the front?