View Poll Results: Have YOU ever gotten a flat and successfully used the spared tire?

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  • No, and I've driven the car LESS than 5,000 miles

    5 17.86%
  • No, and I've driven the car 5,000-10,000 miles

    6 21.43%
  • No, and I've driven the car 10,001-20,000 miles

    6 21.43%
  • No, and I've driven the car 20,001-30,000 miles

    2 7.14%
  • No, and I've driven the car MORE than 30,000 miles

    7 25.00%
  • Yes, ONE time

    2 7.14%
  • Yes, more than once

    0 0%
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Thread: Have YOU ever gotten a flat and successfully used the spared tire?

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    10515 dtavres's Avatar
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    Have YOU ever gotten a flat and successfully used the spared tire?

    Have YOU ever gotten a flat and successfully used the spared tire?


    - No, and I've driven the car LESS than 5,000 miles
    - No, and I've driven the car 5,000-10,000 miles
    - No, and I've driven the car 10,001-20,000 miles
    - No, and I've driven the car 20,001-30,000 miles
    - No, and I've driven the car MORE than 30,000 miles
    - Yes, ONE time
    - Yes, more than once
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    Senior Member Christian Dietrich's Avatar
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    I haven't used the spare yet but luckly i made it home before it went flat and found i had nail punch in there. Made for a very vibrating ride back home! Also had to get 2 new rear tires!

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    Senior Member Christian Dietrich's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Dietrich View Post
    I haven't used the spare yet but luckly i made it home before it went flat and found i had nail punch in there. Made for a very vibrating ride back home! Also had to get 2 new rear tires!

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    Here is the pic. Dont know why it wouldn't post

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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    Almost 9 years, over 30k miles, no flats.

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    LS1 DMC Nicholas R's Avatar
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    I've driven on the spare to make sure that it held air, but never in conjunction with a flat tire. I've have however used a tire plug kit on the side of the road.

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    8 years of ownership, and just shy of 10,000 miles. Never a flat. I did replace the spare tire with a fresh one a few years ago though, just in case. Cheap insurance in the event it is ever needed.
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    flat?....

    156,000 miles, 30 years ownership, no flats, no spare.....

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    Senior Member Christian Dietrich's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Spoiler View Post
    156,000 miles, 30 years ownership, no flats, no spare.....
    Hahaha now thats awsome!

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    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
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    Approximately 16k in 9 years.

    Got a "flat" in the middle of nowhere, IL on my way home from DCS '16. The steel belts in the LH rear tire failed causing it to bulge out of round. I installed the spare and it immediately went flat. My fault for not replacing the 35 year old rubber. I reinstalled the bulging tire, limped my way to Wal-Mart to get a new full size tire the next morning. I later replaced the spare tire rubber with this one from Tire Rack (Kumho T125-70D15):

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...13674x012-tire

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    Trying to find the picture of it but I used my spare maybe 5 years back. I backed into a curb in a parking lot and found a few miles down the road the RR tire had a burst sidewall.

    I had made sure I replaced the original spare tire when I bought my car so the tire held up fine for the 30minute drive home, but I doubt my differential liked the two odd sized tires.

    The big issue I had was that my lowered car was too low to fit the emergency jack under the rocker sill. So I had to go hunt around the side of the road for a large enough rock to drive on top of with my flat tire to get enough ground clearance.

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