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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Friendly Reminder SPARE tires

I recently had a flat and only noticed it once I got off the freeway, tire could not be reused.
BUT, I put my donut spare on, right away I noticed it looked low. I tried to baby it home, but the tire beads were not able to handle the load, and the spare broke the beads.

Make sure to check your spare for proper inflation pressure once in a while!!!!!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 10:47 AM
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So did you make it back ok? And thanks for the reminder.... Its just one of those things that few folks think about.


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Yep, been there done that....

Now I check mine every time I do an oil change. I travel way too many miles a year to not have a reliable spare!!

My LSC's spare is available if you can't find one locally. But shipping would probably "hurt"...

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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I did make it home after getting my roomate to come get me so I could get one of my drag radials and decent jack to get-r dun.
I reinflated the spare, beads sealed and it is holding well so far.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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I didn't get a spare with mine. That sucked. I went to the local place got me a T-bird fan wheel with tire. $35. To bad it doesn't fit in the tire well. Damm it. Sucks to be with out a good spare.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 08:08 PM
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lol went out and checked the other day... flat! like zero psi flat. thanks for the reminder!!!

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This happened to me on the 4th. It was the one time I was out of the house for 5 minutes and left my cell phone at home, so had to put the spare on and only got a block before it rolled off the bead, lol...

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