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JimMueller
post Jun 13 2018, 06:07 PM
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I saw this topic come up in a FB group. While I still have my original unused spare tire in storage, it hasn't been in the car for probably 15 years. I'm just wondering what solutions others have used when they were concerned about needing a spare tire.

Years ago, a 275/40/17 would fit in the rear hatch, but the 315/35/17 did not fit, and I'm sure the 315/30/18's won't fit. If I put a brake kit on the front that requires an 18" wheel, then that will require a larger spare on the front, unless I move a rear tire to the front _and_ mount the smaller spare on the rear. I did drive to LSFest in Kentucky on 275's, with three 315's in the rear seat and the fourth on the front passenger seat. Then there's talk about different tire heights upsetting things like ABS. Definitely not interested in the tire slime solution... are we dependent upon a tow truck?
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slowTA
post Jun 13 2018, 10:32 PM
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This website came up on a different forum, not sure if anything fits our cars.

www.performancespare.com
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Rentedmule
post Jun 14 2018, 11:29 AM
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I think the GTO spare is common - it's aluminum/light, 17", and the proper bolt pattern. Doesn't solve your 18" wheel problem though.
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landstuhltaylor
post Jun 14 2018, 11:32 AM
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Staying off the shoulders of the road has worked for me. I've had one slow leak from a screw in the tire as the only issue in my 12 years and 200k miles of driving.

Most of the junk gets pushed off to the edge of the road. Do that and stay out of the front of home improvement store parking lots and away from construction/renovation sites.
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mikedamageinc
post Jun 14 2018, 07:10 PM
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I've been carrying a GTO spare for years since going to C5/6 brakes. Had to throw it on the rear once and it drove well, no highway of course. Doesnt fit in the stock location so I put the battery there and the tire in the hatch well.

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