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    really dumb spare tire question

    i was thinking about this the other day - can i still use my donut if i get a flat? i have eibach pro-kit springs, SFCs, BMR DS safety loop, LCAs and relocation brackets.

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    bueller... bueller...

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    yea prob, but it may put more stress on your suspension.......put it on and see how the car sits? good for an emergency,......but then again thats all a spare is for anyway

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    remember, since 1 tire is bigger than the donut, the donut will spin faster on the road, and be hell on your diff. thats why if I get a flat, I got a can of fix a flat, and a phone charger. I will just call someone


    its just me, but I dont trust a spare tire that hasnt been moved since 1995 to hold my car up.......

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    just take it out, replace with fix a flat and AAA

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    I keep tire plugs and the tools to use them in my glove box so if I get a nail or somthing in my tire I can get it out and fix it without looseing to much air.Fix a flat is bad for the guy who trys to fix the tire later if you dont tell him you used fix a flat

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    yeah, i dont want to spray anything but air into my tires. i figured if i ever ended up getting a flat on a rear tire, i would put the spare on the front and move that tire back, but i dont want to drag my air dam down the road. i guess i will try this experiment in the garage sometime this week to know for sure.

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    Just don't run over anything sharp.

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    Just don't run over anything sharp.
    Right! Why didn't I think of that??

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    If the spare is the same height as the stock tires it should be fine. I never checked mine but I would do what ghettosled said and throw it on the front.

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