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Where to find new temporary spare tire for '85?


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#1 subbin'85

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 08:16 AM

I have an '85 GL Wagon (4WD), and my temporary spare tire has finally worn out. I bought another rim and full-size tire to use as a spare, but I would like to find another temporary so that I can carry it in my engine compartment.

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy such a tire new? (and don't say junkyard.) I called my local Subaru dealer, and he didn't know where to find one, but he gave me the tire type: 185/70S237HR. Several local tire dealers didn't know either. I don't want to use one from a junkyard, b/c it would have been dry-rotting in an engine compartment for 15-20 years.

Can anyone help me?

#2 X35 Performance

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 08:35 AM

Look for an XT (not an XT6, they have 5-lug hubs) in the junkyard. They have the spare in the trunk.

I put my 18 year old spare on the other day and it looked as good as new.

#3 calebz

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 09:35 AM

I know this isn't exactly the answer you are looking for, but...

Since you bought a full sized spare wheel, just put a tire on it. It will still fit under the hood.

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 09:51 AM

I still have my 22 year old tire and it looks perfect. I'm planning on running it as my spare for the buggy.

My bet is you can find a spare pizza cutter in good shape for spare tire purposes.

Do a search on what size tires will fit under the hood. Seem as though this has been figured out before?

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#5 tappermanor

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 12:36 PM

I have one that looks brand new. (maybe never used, from an XT) It has the 4-lug pattern. You can have it cheap. I'm not sure if you want to pay the expensive shipping though.

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I have an '85 GL Wagon (4WD), and my temporary spare tire has finally worn out. I bought another rim and full-size tire to use as a spare, but I would like to find another temporary so that I can carry it in my engine compartment.

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy such a tire new? (and don't say junkyard.) I called my local Subaru dealer, and he didn't know where to find one, but he gave me the tire type: 185/70S237HR. Several local tire dealers didn't know either. I don't want to use one from a junkyard, b/c it would have been dry-rotting in an engine compartment for 15-20 years.

Can anyone help me?



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Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:24 PM

Thanks, guys, for your responses and helpful advice. Special thanks to calebz for pointing out the obvious and solving my problem. At a glance, I thought there was no way possible that a full-size tire would fit in the space under the hood, but after calebz suggested it, I gave it a try and--what do you know?--it just barely fit. Problem solved.

Thanks!

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:15 PM

if its not a turbo or MPFI engine...a FULL SIZE tire and wheel will fit under the hood on the assigned place.




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