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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 07, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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carrying a spare ?

Do all you Guys carry a spare tire and jack. Local Auto shop guy reckons just a carry a can of Finnalec. Fills the tire with a foam compound and stops the leak. Anyone try it
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 07, 04:49 PM
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Do all you Guys carry a spare tire and jack. Local Auto shop guy reckons just a carry a can of Finnalec. Fills the tire with a foam compound and stops the leak. Anyone try it
the extra wieght slows me down and gives me worse gas mileage....if im just riding around town i dont, but if i go on a trip..like a 200 mile rd trip i would, but i havnt took my car over 30 miles away in about 6 months,but the fiinalec, never heard of it
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 07, 05:29 PM
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Re: carrying a spare ?

I think more guys here carry a spare tire in the driver's seat than in the trunk.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 07, 05:46 PM
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The only time I ever carried a spare was the billings run last summer.





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I got a space saver spare from a mid 80's mini S10 blazer and bottle jack, always with me.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 07, 06:28 PM
 
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If your in an emergency situation most times the foam works. But I would not recommend using it as the fix to the flat. From what I understand it ruins the tire from the inside.
I believe the safest bet is to use a spare to assure that there is no problem if you get a flat.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 07, 06:38 PM
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HAHA, o-67. some guys carry a large inner tube with them in case of a flood or river rafting . I always have a spare in the trunk
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I think more guys here carry a spare tire in the driver's seat than in the trunk.

I resemble that remark...

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 07, 06:52 PM
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Re: carrying a spare ?

I too have a space saver from a more modern car (late 80s Caprice Estate wagon; rim was dual pattern, and it's the only one I found even close to 26 inch plus diameter).

But...

There are new cars that do not have a spare or run flat tires, just a can of fix a flat. I noticed this in an RX-8 I test drove with my brother last week. No spare, just a nice little zipper bag with the can and some other little tools and instructions on what to do.

Obviously that kind of repair would be temporary, and would only work for a small puncture type problem. A cut would let you sit. And after you get someplace to have the tire replaced or repaired, there will be a gunky mess to clean up.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 07, 04:11 AM
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I plan to use my Hagerty roadside assistance in case of a flat vice toting around a spare everytime I go out.

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 07, 04:54 AM
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I also carry a space saver from a mid 80's S-10 pick up. I added the spare cover for looks.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 07, 06:54 AM
 
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can of "fix a flat" - basically the same as your stuff
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 07, 07:06 AM
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Space Saver out of an 05 GTO. It's a 17" so it will clear my brakes. 25.5" tall, so it will work on the rear and not burn out my posi

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