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 7/31/19 9:04am
aldocar
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Since I installed new rims my spare will not fit new set up.  Is it a safety issue if the spare is not in carrier in case of a rear end collision?



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Re: Spare Tire Safety Issue (2/6)
 7/31/19 10:13pm
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Not really. The spare isn't meant to be any part of the collision protection.

Just wondering why you can't keep it in the carrier? Just because you have new rims/tires doesn't mean the spare will no longer fit the car. Unless you went to some outrageous rim/tire size, the road wheels, should you have a flat, will fit the carrier....it is adjustable. 



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Re: Spare Tire Safety Issue (3/6)
 8/1/19 8:08am
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One of the first things I did on all my vettes was remove the spare.

Second was lower the rear.

Re: Spare Tire Safety Issue (4/6)
 8/1/19 9:43am
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The new rims are the same as the old 17by 9.5 but the lug nuts are smaller.  thanks I will pull a wheel off and see if the spare fits the lugs.  they installed a kit that looks like it may have a shim?  thank you for your help. New rims are a direct fit for 1988 corvette with 17/9.5 lug nuts are smaller or appear to be and they are grooved a special socket was included to remove, they are not anti theft just chrome lug nuts that are grooved?

 



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Re: Spare Tire Safety Issue (5/6)
 8/2/19 7:21am
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If the lug nuts are different, just carry 5 nuts that will fit the spare rim. Put them in a bag and store in one of the cubbys in the back. I do this on my '74 because the road wheels and spare take different lug nuts. 



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Re: Spare Tire Safety Issue (6/6)
 8/2/19 8:34am
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Thanks I will do that. The spare is an original corvette donut tire and rim.  The size is T155/70 R17 Temporary 

Goodyear can you buy a new tire I checked once with town fair and they do not have any? Again thanks for the help!!!



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