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Old 06-29-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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Anyone here removes their spare tires from the trunk????

I noticed a lot of people and also a few friends who purposely take out their spare wheels whether it's a full size spare or a donut spare and well as the factory jack...etc

Is this to reduce weight?
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:54 PM   #2
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:28 PM   #3
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:26 PM   #4
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yep, every car, donut and jack all that sheet gets tossed

full tire and rim gets sold


no way in fkn hell i'm changing a tire on the side of the road with the idiots i see on it

i'll pay for a tow
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:36 PM   #5
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yep, every car, donut and jack all that sheet gets tossed

full tire and rim gets sold


no way in fkn hell i'm changing a tire on the side of the road with the idiots i see on it

i'll pay for a tow
Yeh, good point on that. Especially here in New York.

Funny thing too is a lot of newer cars now don't even come with donuts or full size spares and is now an added option.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:18 PM   #6
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I take it out for the track and put it back in for the road. Flats suck but what sucks more is having a flat and no spare.
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:02 PM   #7
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Full size spare and emergency gear in the trunk including breaker bar, heavy duty compressor and professional grade tire repair kit. I drive highways and distances. Tow is a last resort, but being back on the road in half an hour if need be is my preference.
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:35 PM   #9
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I always keep my spare and the shiteous BMW jack in the trunk. My wife's car has no spare, so flats result her car going on a flatbed ride to a tire store.
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Yeh, good point on that. Especially here in New York.

Funny thing too is a lot of newer cars now don't even come with donuts or full size spares and is now an added option.
Those cars come with run-flat tires. Sheesh!
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Real men change tires when needed.
But a smart man uses the free tows, flat tire repair, and gas that comes with the insurance plan I pay for every year.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:49 PM   #13
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Yeh, good point on that. Especially here in New York.

Funny thing too is a lot of newer cars now don't even come with donuts or full size spares and is now an added option.
I changed my wheel on the grand central albeit it was in the middle of the night.
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But a smart man uses the free tows, flat tire repair, and gas that comes with the insurance plan I pay for every year.
Smart man changes his own tire and is back on the road before the tow would ever get there.
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My roadie doesn't come with a spare. Just the "mobility" kit. I had to flatbed it once when the sidewall split. That really sucked because I had a full extra set of wheels with tires at home.
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Really really smart men properly plan for a flat, have the spare, tools, and skills to change it themself, yet still have the roadside assistance insurance as a backup.
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:24 AM   #18
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I remove my spare, buy three more, and put ‘em on the car. Reduces weight and increases fun.



In all seriousness, I leave mine in. Because not racecar.
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That is hilarious! Poor man's deift car?
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