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Old 09-09-2011, 02:40 PM
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What do most people use for a spare tire in their streetrod or hotrod size?

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some guys use the little get you home spares and some just go without and keep some fix-a-flat in the glovebox..finding a place for a spare tire can be a pain in some of the cars..

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I use the "throw away" for the coupe that is tucked away in the dead space that used to be used for hauling moonshine. For the pickup, I modified the original spare tire carrier to mount a matching spare. Sort of dumb, cause I don't carry a jack or lug wrench!! 257,XXX miles on it over 30 years and have never needed it.

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Most of the Rodders I know carry a AAA card. Another option is runflats if they're available in your size -- they're expensive, . . . . but they're runflats.

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Hey Pat,
MOST of the rodders I know carry AARP cards (LOL ) I too believe that people need to carry 1 or the other. But really, a modern compact spare is a real viable alternative & easy to hide. Just my $.02 worth. Rick
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I use mostly use old school mags I find one that I don't have a pair for make it shine too and put in trunk.
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I have to tell you, with the little "wagon wheel" spares I see no reason not to have one in just about any car. My brother has one in the trunk of his little 22 Buick Roadster and there is plenty of room for other stuff as well. Jack, spare, the whole thing.

I MUST have a spare! This is after driving years without one in my truck. But now, there is no way I would do that. One simple thing (a spare) can save you from a LOT of headache.

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With posi-traction, don't you need to have the same size tire on both sides of the rear axle? Wouldn't that rule out the compact spare (my rear tires are 27 inches tall).

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I think it really depends on how long you plan on driving it with the spare on. I honestly don't know for sure what the general rule is. I hope to find out with you on this thread.

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I use premium AAA. Costs about $125 a year, includes the streetrod, wife's car, my Dodge dually and my GN trailer.

Don't have room for a spare in the streetrod. Don't think I could get the lugnuts loose ont he dually let alone jack it up, don't do metric so the wife car is helpless, I can do the trailer but only have a 30 yr old tire and wheel. still holds air. I usually throw a use truck tire inthe bed of the truck when trailering.
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