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Thread: Where the hellís the spare....

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    Knows a Thing or Two robx251's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonG View Post
    My son hit a curb with his Cherokee.

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    No problem... just put on the spare.... only, there is no spare - just a pump and a bottle of patch goo it sprays in the tire. He ended up having to be towed to a local repair shop.

    They put what they had on the wheel - a Bridgestone Dueler H/L. The other three tires are Continental ProContacts.

    When he gets home, Iíll get a cheap wheel and move the Bridgestone to that to use and a spare and replace it with another Continental. Iíll also scare up a jack.

    I assume he should be okay for about 500 miles with the mismatched tire....


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    Our renegade is the same way. We have some good old rope plugs in a kit that can get you most of the way home until a new tire can get had unless the hole is in the sidewall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robx251 View Post
    Our renegade is the same way. We have some good old rope plugs in a kit that can get you most of the way home until a new tire can get had unless the hole is in the sidewall.
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    And that was his problem. ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Manufacturers are desperate to cut weight in order to boost mileage. Spares are heavy. I think they figure, correctly, that your average Joe or Jane will just call road side assistance for a tow rather than getting all dirty or breaking a nail changing a tire. Hence, eliminate the spare.


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    This is exactly why, mainly weight to try and hit ever increasing FE standards.

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    Most new cars donít have them. That was one of the biggest questions i got when I was selling cars. ďWhereís the spare??Ē


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    I stopped to help a person with a flat and that's all that was in the space where the spare should have been.

    a small air compressor and a can of sealant.

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