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First use of my Glorious Spare Tire

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I haven't heard anyone make mention of ever using the spare tire although I'm sure that someone has somewhere. LOL

It's been more than a decade since I've had a blow out but it was much easier then expected, honestly.

I hit a massive pot hole and the TPMS went off immediately.

20 minutes later and I was on my way!

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1) The temporary tire has a sticker that says to stay under 50mph..... in a Stinger.... really??? LOLOLOL
2) The alloy rim is pretty nice looking for a spare
3) The car was pulling pretty hard because I have AWD. I pulled the AWD fuse that I talked about HERE in the forum and now she rolls straight in RWD.
4) Tires are expensive LOL
 
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Glad it's there when you need it. I've contemplated a few times to remove it to save weight.[:I]

I haven't heard anyone make mention of ever using the spare tire although I'm sure that someone has somewhere. LOL

It's been more than a decade since I've had a blow out but it was much easier then expected, honestly.

I hit a massive pot hole and the TPMS went off immediately.

20 minutes later and I was on my way!

NOTES:

1) The temporary tire has a sticker that says to stay under 50mph..... in a Stinger.... really??? LOLOLOL
2) The alloy rim is pretty nice looking for a spare
3) The car was pulling pretty hard because I have AWD. I pulled the AWD fuse that I talked about HERE in the forum and now she rolls straight in RWD.
4) Tires are expensive LOL
 
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Yup. It's the nicest compact spare I've ever seen. Still leaks like crazy like every other 60psi tire.
 
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I used mine a while back and I was pretty surprised that the wheel is made of aluminum. Most spare tires are limited in speed because they're only supposed to get you to home or to a shop. "Temporary" is the key word, but I'm sure you already knew that[:p]
 

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The last time I changed my tire was back in 2002. I had a ford F150 I built into a pre runner an had 35's on it. I took my spare tire out of my Stinger, that rim and tire is heavy, it look good but it weighs to much. Your right [MENTION=291]MurlinatoR[/MENTION] those tires are costly, you mite want to steer clear of potholes and objects on the road. Hitting pothole with your car is hard on your steer, suspension and also could brake your rims.
 
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I haven't heard anyone make mention of ever using the spare tire although I'm sure that someone has somewhere. LOL

It's been more than a decade since I've had a blow out but it was much easier then expected, honestly.

I hit a massive pot hole and the TPMS went off immediately.

20 minutes later and I was on my way!

NOTES:

1) The temporary tire has a sticker that says to stay under 50mph..... in a Stinger.... really??? LOLOLOL
2) The alloy rim is pretty nice looking for a spare
3) The car was pulling pretty hard because I have AWD. I pulled the AWD fuse that I talked about HERE in the forum and now she rolls straight in RWD.
4) Tires are expensive LOL
Any videos of you doing donuts in the parking lot with it????
 
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Speaking of spare, how often are we supposed to maintain it?
Same with any spare. 60psi tires leak down pretty quick, so any time you check your tires and at least once a season. A spare will leak down to 40psi within a few months, at which point it's only useful for keeping the disc brake off the pavement.
 
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I hit ANOTHER @&&@#$*%@&@ pothole last night!!!!!
 

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I hit ANOTHER @&&@#$*%@&@ pothole last night!!!!!
When I was stationed in upstate New York at Fort drum for three years, why I drove their, Wisconsin, Chicago, Pennsylvania and New York have the crappiest roads. I hope you didn't damage your car.
 
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Did you damage the wheels?
Nope. Wheel is fine. Just cut the sidewall. There is a surprisingly think area of the Pilot Sport tires right where the sidewall curves into the tread. I mean, it's only like 3/16" thick. *shrugs*
 

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