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Old 10-29-2013, 02:27 PM
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Spare Tire...........

What are you streetrod guys using for a spare. I've heard some don't have one. Being space is limited, how would a donut work, or would it? Mustang II and a Ford 9", 14s and 15s under a 3 window coupe.........

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always have a nice set on the car. And a AAA Card in the wallet . also one is to have a good buddy who has a car trailer that is on call when you go cruzin'.
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I didn't carry a spare for about 6 years. Then, with a 2200 mile trip on the horizon, I picked up a compact spare to carry in the trunk, but mine is a 4 dr Olds with decent trunk space.

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I run a donut in both my 34 ford street rod and my 55 chevy. I drive them both a lot so I feel it's a good thing to have in the trunk.

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My bucket has good road service, good tires and a plug kit and can of instant flat repair under the seat. As I do with all my cars.

I have had to use the road service once when a tube ruptured in a huge rear Firestone dirt tire. The can of flat fixer is still un used.
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It's been years since I had a flat, but you know how that goes. I'm not too concerned when I stay locally. I have friends that must owe me for something....Lol But when I go on a 6hr round trip it sure would be nice to have a spare just in case........ Because I know darn well, I'll get a flat when I'm in the middle of nowhere.

I believe the previous owner went the fix a flat route. I guess if a donut would work, I'd feel better...

Alan, or anyone else for that matter, would any Ford donut work? I'm assuming the bolt pattern between the front and rear is the same, I haven't checked however........

I like to see more of your car, Alan. Feel free to post a pic or 2 in this thread....
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I tried the donut spare from my daughters jeep Cherokee. Diameter was close, backset worked fine and Jeep has 41/2 on 5 to fit ford. Bought one never used from the pic a part yard for 20.00.
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I tried the donut spare from my daughters jeep Cherokee. Diameter was close, backset worked fine and Jeep has 41/2 on 5 to fit ford. Bought one never used from the pic a part yard for 20.00.
That's almost guaranteed that if I buy one I'll never need it. At least I'll know it's there.....
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on those donut spares: wouldn't a donut spare ruin a posi rear end?
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on those donut spares: wouldn't a donut spare ruin a posi rear end?
Quite possibly! If the diameters are different (and they most likely would be), a limited slip would be in constant slip mode. It would be even worse with a locker. I wouldn't recommend driving it like that any longer than necessary to get to a safe place...

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on those donut spares: wouldn't a donut spare ruin a posi rear end?
You do realize that any time you go around a corner, the outside tire spins faster than the inside one. That doesn't ruin a posi rear, does it? I wouldn't run different diameters for any length of time, but it will get you to the next off ramp and to a gas station for a repair.

The biggest problem with using a donut spare in a tightly-packed street rod is where do you put the large flat tire after you change it?
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The biggest problem with using a donut spare in a tightly-packed street rod is where do you put the large flat tire after you change it?
that's the easy part on my truk
i run the same sized spare as i do on the rearend. all i see out of my side mirror is rubber. thought about putting a skinny tire and rim on the spare rack, but worried about ruining the posi.

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If I had the room I would prefer a full height spare but.... Always carry a can of Slime, get the big can for a couple $ more. I have had really good luck with it.
Slime 60090 Large Tire Quick Spair - 20 oz : Amazon.com : Automotive Slime 60090 Large Tire Quick Spair - 20 oz : Amazon.com : Automotive
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If I had the room I would prefer a full height spare but.... Always carry a can of Slime, get the big can for a couple $ more. I have had really good luck with it. Slime 60090 Large Tire Quick Spair - 20 oz : Amazon.com : Automotive
Do you just attach it to the valve, or, do you need to take the core out too?

ogre- Nice truck. Can't show the wife.... When we sold the GTO she wanted a truck. I was looking for streetrods including a rodded truck. Found a '50 Ford. Looked fabulous in the pix. Description matched what the pix appeared to look like. The big problem it was 12hrs away. Had diamond plating, buckets, wood bed, a light green with tan interior. Was on a Catalina frame. Supposedly road like a car. If it wasn't so far away we would have looked at it. Had a reasonable price. At least we thought so....

This 3 window is another world. You don't feel like you have much wrapped around you.... But I like it!
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No spare.....just AAA RV.
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