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Any way to put a stock wheel where the spare is? by Dennis LaGrua
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I believe that much 0f this was covered in another thread. So the procedure after changing a flat tire is to put it in the trunk to cart it. That will obviously work but when you are on vacation with your spouse or friend the trunk is usually full of luggage and the tool bag is in the front. Short of using bungees and a blanket to fasten the flat to the deck lid is there a better way to transport your flat tire?

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Well you would suddenly have space in the frunk to transfer things from the trunk into the frunk to then have space for your tire in the trunk.

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That is what I would try to do.....Move stuff around to create room- I don't think the smallest stock tire/wheel would fit in the space for the spare. That is actually a problem with "Space-saver" spares- especially on a small car like ours with (Already) Limited trunk space.

I always have a bath towel (Gray) to protect the seat- originally because I worked on aircraft and could be quite dirty at the end of the day, but now mainly if I carry my dog....But a couple of bungees and a towel would allow you to carry the removed tire/wheel on top of the deck lid. In an emergency......
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Flat tire sits on the passenger seat. Friend or spouse can walk.
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Originally posted by Patrick:


Flat tire sits on the passenger seat. Friend or spouse can walk.


We've been married for 17 years and my wife still likes me; well most of the time. I think I'll keep her. Letting her walk along the highway may not produce a positive result. Getting back to more serious matters it may be possible to transfer some baggage to the front spare space or if the small luggage that we carry do not fit there, we may be able to bungee those to the deck lid. Now it becomes apparent why GM sold soft luggage. In the worse case we have AAA 100 mile towing but you can have a long wait before assistance shows up.

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Plan "B"

MICHELIN® - PILOT SPORT A/S 3 PLUS ZP (RUN FLAT)

https://www.carid .com/miche...16bf381b60e538c813c5

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Originally posted by Spoon:

Plan "B"

MICHELIN® - PILOT SPORT A/S 3 PLUS ZP (RUN FLAT)

https://www.carid .com/miche...16bf381b60e538c813c5

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Nice try but it doesn't come in 205-60-15 or 215-60-15
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Originally posted by Spoon:
Plan "B"

MICHELIN® - PILOT SPORT A/S 3 PLUS ZP (RUN FLAT)...
Many say use "Run Flat" tires.... sounds nice on paper but have issues...

1. Require Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) because you can't tell running low pressure or flat.
Others w/ normal tires have TPMS as a option. Don't think USDOT/NHSTA requires them or updated FMVSS for future cars.
You can install this on any "old" vehicle but added cost on top of premium price of tires.

Note: TPMS on new vehicles often isn't = sensors in the wheels. They use Tone Rings for ABS to watch tire speeds for low/flat tires. Low tire changes tire radius and tire spins a little slower or faster and Tone Rings will "read" this data even w/o you using the brakes.

2. Point 1. is because "Run Flat" tires have Speed and Distance Limits running flat. If you fail to follow those limits, they can fail same way as "normal" tires do.
I don't think BMW etc w/ them from the factory does anything but trip the dash warning light to make you slow down.

3. Every flat I have in 10+ years is family hitting big things like curbs and Destroying a tire. Run Flat won't help here and very expensive to replace. If you have TPMS wheel mount sensors then very likely have to replace a sensor at same time because rolling a flat tire just a few yards often crushes them if the impact doesn't wreck them.

ETA--> Plus "Run Flat" tires have most to all repair rules that others have in https://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/099748.html
When tire fails the repair rules, you have to junk a expense tire and your tire is often not in stock at many shops.

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Any way to put a stock wheel where the spare is?
No.

195/70-14 hits both Brake MC and jack bracket before even 50% in the tire well.
Even if you remove the jack bracket letting washer fluid tank hanging on 1 bolt you just hit other things 1 or 2 inches away and still hitting MC.

185/80-13 wheel used for some 84 won't fit because very close to same diameter and anything larger just hits things sooner and easier to wreck them.

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