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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:30 pm 
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i have a ba xt and am currently in vic wodonga due to go home sunday with spare tyre on car as the standard one is flat and everywhere is closed. Will this screw with components on my car standard is 235/45/17 and the spare tyre is 215/55/16

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:40 pm 
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The rolling diametre of the tyre should be the same as your original so you should be fine. Just remember the car wont react the same with different tyres on each side. Just take it easy and you should be fine

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:42 pm 
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iv seen a BA XR6 kicking around town now for about 4 months still with one rear Wheel being a spare...

it will be fine
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:45 pm 
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Unless its the space saver type spare youre fine. Lucky Aussie made cars dont use that type of spare so it will be fine as long as the spare doesnt get a puncture !!
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:19 pm 
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Would hate to get a flat with no spare in the middle of no where......
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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:48 am 
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I did a similar amount of kms with a different sized spare on the car and the diff (LSD) didnt like it. It clunked like a b**ch whenever I pulled to a stop.

Got the proper wheel and tyre back on and no more clunking.

So id suggest running the spare on the front.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:14 pm 
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Sturmovik wrote:
So id suggest running the spare on the front.


or get another stocko on the cheap and have two on the back

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:16 pm 
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i would rather have two odd ones on the rear than the front.

guessing your already home now though, how did it go?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:23 pm 
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Sturmovik wrote:
I did a similar amount of kms with a different sized spare on the car and the diff (LSD) didnt like it. It clunked like a b**ch whenever I pulled to a stop.


LSD's can be worn out a lot quicker by having two different setups.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:36 pm 
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New commodores only get a full size spare if u pay extra for it.
Ford sell XR6's with only 16" spares, however they also recommend a maximum speed of 80km/hr with it fitted
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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:33 am 
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been there done that.its s**t when thats happends

 

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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 4:28 pm 
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got home alright. when i took rim to tire shop before i knew it was cracked i paid for a new tire and they didn't check for cracks (even though the sidewall was blown out). I went back and got them to give me a chaser rim and tire.

Was stuck untill monday but it all worked out.

 

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