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Using spare tire 15" rims
Posted 08 July 2004 - 08:49 PM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 08:58 PM
Chime in people, I know this has been hashed over before but a search turned up nothing. Sooo.... I want to possibly use the 15" spare tire rims for my brat. Now I know that their only 4" wide which could bring on some issues. I don't abuse my ride as much as some of you do, but would like to use it for hunting and I have a pretty nice set of 15" tires and a ready supply of those spare tire rims, I also have the access to do the mounting of the tires on the small size rims. I remember some one saying that was a reason why some wont do it cause no one would mount them for them. I would like everyones thoughts on this, and isn't there a few that have done this? SPEAK UP PEOPLE.
Posted 08 July 2004 - 08:59 PM
Im almost sure you could find VW Baja Bug tires that are narrow enough to make this worth doing and still look kindof cool.
Posted 08 July 2004 - 09:05 PM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 09:38 PM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 09:41 PM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 09:44 PM
Actually I had a car on 4 donut spares over 60 for about 20min and nothing bad happened I wouldnt trust the setup for long term or highway use though.
Was that kPh or MPH?
Were you on the island or off?
Posted 09 July 2004 - 12:32 AM
Posted 09 July 2004 - 12:48 AM
uh....oops , how about twice that? well, I'm alive aren't I? and my subi's in one piece
The tires that are on the spares arent rated for over 35mph or something
Posted 09 July 2004 - 10:46 AM
Posted 09 July 2004 - 01:35 PM
And yes, 60mph/100kmh on the island, between Jordan River and Port Renfrew in a flat black '82 celica, with a sawzalled roof and white housepaint cobra stripes. This was the day the motor threw a rod as well. My friend took it off road and bent 2 rims on the rocks, so we grabbed a pile of donuts and had some fun sliding around and burning out with the reduced traction.
Posted 09 July 2004 - 02:06 PM
Posted 09 July 2004 - 02:26 PM
A 4" rim will not hold a decent tire. You'll peal the tire off a 4" rim. Using a drilled rim you can use any tire you want w/o worries.
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