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Whats the largest size tire that will fit in tire well on ti


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What about micro spare tires that share our bolt pattern and will fit? I'd love to get rid of my full sized spare for a micro-spare, I could use the extra spare tire well space for all kindsa stuff!

Anybody know what will fit?

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BigDog

'76 2002 14" BottleCaps, Big Brakes

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...suggestions were for VW products, or maybe a Honda-spec unit with the 4X100 pattern. The main concerns would be offset, but with a small tire that may not be as big a deal.

'Course, a friend of my dad's always called them "dumb spares," and I kinda agree. I'd rather have a spare at least close in overall diameter to the other wheels.

Let us know if you find something that definitely fits, though.

-Dave

Colorado '71, 185/65-14s with 185/70-13 spare

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I cleaned and painted a stock 2002 spare and put a new tire on it...doen't fit over either front or rear big brake setup.

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In one of the car magazines. They took several cars, one I remember specifically was a C5 'Vette, and ran them through 0-60 and the slalom and breaking tests with the 'dumb spare' at a front or rear corner and compared results.

Actually the results were surprising!!! Those things really didn't impact performance to nearly the degree that you would think. If I remember braking distance difference was a NOP, 0-60 time was pretty close, although the long rubber strip left from the spare in the picture was a RIOT, and slalom times didn't suffer much.

I wish I could remember which mag (Road and Track maybe).

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BigDog

'76 2002

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in my Corrado... I can tell that it definatley hurts performance in dirt and snow :-) Of course I put it on the rear, but I don't need to left foot brake, the rear just slides around...

Why all the exp.? -Corrado wheels bend far to easily.

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Inquiring minds want to know? Or was the Corrado 5bolt? I always kind of liked the idea of those cars...

What are you doing to bend wheels? Do I even want to know??

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BD

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I think John is asking about the depth of the spare tire well. 165 mm fits, of course. 185 was too wide for the two cars I checked. 175 fit in one of them, but not the other.

Assuming one wants to keep a 165/80-13 tire as a spare, what (pathetic) tire model is available in that size?

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It should bolt up though, clears 11" brakes on the Corrado. The factory (non speedline) wheels are crappy -they are 15x6 and weigh 20lbs each. Mostly bent from off roading -playing rally car :-)

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The C5 never had a spare tire, "runflat" tires were standard. This was a packaging choice made to accomadate the switch to the rear transaxle introduced with the C5 in model year 1997.

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