RE: [DML] Re: Wheel Offset-Spare Tire
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RE: [DML] Re: Wheel Offset-Spare Tire

A couple years ago I had to use mine.  It brought me about 10 miles home with no problems at all, but was flat a couple days later. --pete #16059

To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:32:35 +0000Subject: [DML] Re: Wheel Offset-Spare Tire

I drove on a spare once for a couple of miles. I get them to hold air by having them dismounted, sealed with Camel Bead Sealer (looks like tar) and remounted. I would NOT recomend driving on the spare. It's over 25 years old. I saw a spare from a Toyota which was 10 years old driven 10 miles. It separated and looked like a bunch of old rubber bands. Any tire over 7 years old is not to be driven on, including spares. Better to keep a can of tire sealer-inflator and a tire pump. With a slow leak it might get you to a gas station.David Teitelbaumvin 10757--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle_dmc@...> wrote:>> It's moot since the spare doesn't really hold air anyway, at least I've > never seen one that I'd be confident to drive on. Instead of an > inadequate spare tire well, look at it as a tool compartment. Or a > really big compartment to hold your cellphone that you use to call the > tow truck when you get a flat. > > Just a curiosity - has anyone here every actually used the spare, i.e. > driven on it at least 10 miles? > > Dave S> [moderator snip] 

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