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Spare/Space Saver Tire

Post by David Follett » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:20 am

A PO of my '69 Ghia did not completely pull out the spare tire well before replacing a fender and possibly the nose section. A standard 5.60-15" tire on a 4 lug wheel will not fit. I may have inquired before but does anyone know of a space saver combo that will fit the disc and drum brakes? I know it is not advisable to use unmatched tires but I would do a short emergency drive.
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Re: Spare/Space Saver Tire

Post by WooleyNelson » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:21 am

Dave,

There are numerous "space-saver" spares out there in sizes from 125-15 up to 165-15.

I would think a 145-15 or a 155-15 might be ideal for your situation.

It would fit your standard wheel.

Check with your local junk yard, you should find one very reasonable.

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Re: Spare/Space Saver Tire

Post by sideshow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:53 pm

Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: Spare/Space Saver Tire

Post by Piledriver » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:05 am

You can pick up a nice aluminum wheel version for a Boxster, maybe more money than a steel 911 spare, but also a good solution, and narrower.
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Re: Spare/Space Saver Tire

Post by sideshow » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:35 am

FYI 911's are not four lug
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: Spare/Space Saver Tire

Post by David Follett » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:29 pm

Gentlemen. Thank you for the reply and great information. Was not sure a space saver would fit my stock rim. I'll let you know.
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Re: Spare/Space Saver Tire

Post by Piledriver » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:48 pm

sideshow wrote:FYI 911's are not four lug
Sorry, someone was looking for a 5x130 spare, juki48 in the linked thread, I plead "it was late".
Also posted there as that's where comment belonged.
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