Re: [DML] Spare Tire
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Re: [DML] Spare Tire



I have had to use my spare twice on the Delorean. Both times it was the a rear tire that got messed up. Both of these times were in the late 90's. I would use my spare today if needed. The tires that I just replaced on the rears were 16 years old and had no dry rot. They had just worn out.

----- Original Message -----
From: drhdmc1 
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:00 pm
Subject: [DML] Spare Tire
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> it all comes down to risk and being prepared as others have said.
> 
> Like many of you I have a brand new never been mounted original 
> donut spare tire for my car. It still has every little "new 
> tire" hairs on it. I would NEVER use it on the car because its 
> 31 years old! Although if it does hold air still the air in it 
> could be Irish!
> 
> I also decided many years ago that since storage space is such a 
> premium in our little cars that carrying it doesn't make much 
> sense. So I took it out about 10 years ago and filled the space 
> with emergency tools and parts like an extra fuel pump.
> 
> I do carry a can of fix a flat but have never needed it. 
> Thinking back, the last flat tire I have had was in about 1987. 
> That one was even my fault! I was backing out of my own garage 
> and hit a piece of lawn edging that I had leftover from a 
> project I had been doing earlier in the day. It sliced like a 
> razor through the sidewall.
> 
> Point being I've driven from Colorado to Gettysburg and also to 
> Vegas and put almost 40K miles on my car without a spare tire 
> and just don't see the need. Yes our roads suck too but I do my 
> level best to be attentive when driving any one of my 5 cars in 
> order to AVOID road debris and pot holes.
> 
> Do I care if anyone else carries a spare no. Good you boy 
> scouts. Me... to paraphrase the words of the biggest antagonist 
> on the list "my results speak for themselves and until I have a 
> problem I see no need to change my procees!" 
> 
> Dan
> 
>


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