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Dumb spare-donut wheel / tire question...
Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:51 PM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:54 PM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:55 PM
Has anyone taken those donut spare tires off of the rims and mounted narrow 15" tires on the donut wheels? The spares that I have are 15"x4" wheels. If I remember right, the old vw's and volvo's used to have 165x15" tires.
Yes I have and some of my friends have used them actually mounted used outback tires on them. They worked great for us but many will tell you that they really aren't meant for on road use. I personally used the spares from a 2Wd which are 14" and I beat the crap out of them for at least 3 years and then I sold the car. They never failed me in any way. I put some dents in them but you would have dented normal rims the way I treated them! But again they are not supposed to be used on the road.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:11 PM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:21 PM
I have personally seen donut wheels bent like pretzels in "normal" use (offroading, rallyX. beyond just driving on the street, but well within the limits of a stock wheel).
Hmmm, I guess we just got lucky, I have a friend with a 1980 Gen 2 Wagon that he had the 15" spares on and he really betas the hell out of his cars. I've seen that car do things that I never believed a Subaru could do and he only dented the bead a couple times...easy fix...never bent any though
Posted 26 December 2008 - 07:26 PM
Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:45 AM
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