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Originally posted by az4783054:
Putting a mini spare tire on a car with larger diameter oem tires can damage the (rear) differential. If the oem tire is damaged beyond roadside repair, it would be better to call a roll back than using the mini spare.

As far as run flats, the oem run flats on a late model Corvette and some Camaros are rougher riding and noisy and for summer use only. MICHELIN and other manufacturers have finally come out with all season ZP tires that are better riding, quieter and can be safely used in most winter driving conditions.


My spare matches the OD of my OEM tires. Part of its selling point.

I know run flats have their place...but I like the mUCH improved ride quality of a standard tire.
 
Posts: 6376 | Location: Craig, MT | Registered: December 17, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you’ve had a failure you’ll need a tire and if at speed given today’s low profile wheels you might just ruin the wheel simply getting to the shoulder. Slime is useless in that scenario.

If it’s a simple puncture the TPMS will alert you of impending doom. Time enough to get out a small compressor and top off the tire. If you’re rarely out in BFE it might be a good enough solution.

Knock on wood I’ve only had two flat tires in my 41 years of driving. Both of those were caught early enough to drive to a shop (Company vehicles not included). My experience surely influences my thoughts though. I did sit for 13 hours in North Dakota waiting on a service truck to repair a tire on the semi after a Labor Day weekend.


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Posts: 4588 | Location: southern Mn | Registered: February 26, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My bmws came with runflats and nothing else.

I usually replace them right away with goflats and buy a plug kit and a compressor.

There is no room for a temporary spare in my car.



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Posts: 6185 | Location: Cleveland, OH | Registered: August 09, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My Pacifica came with the little air compressor and the tire sealant. That's a big nope from me. I've always been a little more prepared than others. I bought a donut spare tire/jack from the junk yard for $25. Plus a 24 inch breaker bar and correct size socket from Harbor Freight to remove the lug nuts.


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Posts: 5311 | Location: Floriduh | Registered: October 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you’re rarely out in BFE it might be a good enough solution.


It's just up the road. Wink




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Posts: 5635 | Location: Columbia, Illinois | Registered: December 25, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just to save fuel .....
Start requiring the dealer put one in before buying.
 
Posts: 612 | Location: Mint Hill NC | Registered: November 26, 2016Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Lots of folks are trying hard to get rid of their spare tire. Smile



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Posts: 4615 | Location: San Diego | Registered: July 26, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's all about fuel consumption and saving weight to meet .gov fuel mandates. Pretty soon no new cars will have spares or tools.




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Posts: 2144 | Location: Newnan, GA | Registered: January 24, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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i have two spare tires, the full size tire and wheel I bought and put in my trunk, and the one around my waist.
 
Posts: 7096 | Location: NW OHIO | Registered: May 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm driving an old Jeep with a full size spare. I bought a lightweight jack from Harbor Freight and keep it in the car. Also an impact wrench from HF. If I ever get a flat, I want to be quick and done with the tire change.
 
Posts: 1250 | Location: County 18, OH | Registered: April 11, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's all about fuel consumption and saving weight to meet .gov fuel mandates. Pretty soon no new cars will have spares or tools.

Plus they figure all these beta soy boy types running around these days don't know how to change their own tires anyway.




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Posts: 17643 | Location: Virginia | Registered: June 02, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just now catching up to the decade in motoring, I find spare tires are less the norm.

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Originally posted by reflex/deflex 64:
If you’re rarely out in BFE it might be a good enough solution.


It's just up the road. Wink

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Posts: 6972 | Location: Mid-Atlantic Region | Registered: March 24, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My wife's 2014 BMW X-1 is AWD and has no spare of any sort. I can understand no donut because of the point a previous poster made and frankly, the X-1 has so little room behind the backseat a full sized one is out of the question.

Its Pirelli run-flats are noisy and have a poor ride. It's pretty bad when the Conti winter tires we are running up here November->April are quieter with a better ride.



This is my last flat. A fence staple I picked up on the LBJ Ranch in a rental car. Donut spare so no problem getting to a tire shop in Fredericksburg that stayed open to fix it. Put another 1700 miles on the car after that.


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Posts: 1750 | Location: W. Central NH | Registered: October 05, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My new vehicle has room for a spare inside but the manufacturer elected not to include a spare inside, but they did stick one on the tailgate, got to love them Wranglers! My 2015 Mustang has a spare tire well in the trunk but they put a compressor there instead.


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