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 Posted: 04-28-2024 02:00 pm
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Does a larger spare tire fit up under the car in the original space? I looked at a car with 205 15” wheels and tires and it has no spare. Will a bigger 15” spare fit under the car, or the trunk?

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 Posted: 04-28-2024 05:05 pm
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You will need to change to a longer bolt.

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 Posted: 04-28-2024 05:11 pm
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Good to know, thanks

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 Posted: 04-28-2024 07:17 pm
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Mark,

Why would you need a bigger spare if it's only purpose is to get the car to a tire repair shop and a 185 will work just fine for that and takes up a less space. I don't even carry a space just a can of Fix-a-Flat and a AAA card.

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 Posted: 04-28-2024 08:10 pm
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That is fine day to day, but on the weekends on the way to a car show out of town and you get a sidewall puncture you’re gong to spend the weekend in a motel somewhere.
The car I was looking at didn’t have the spare so I was wondering if I had to stick with an original size spare or not.

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 Posted: 04-29-2024 01:23 pm
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Mark,

As I pointed out an original works fine a wider tire may require some modification to get it to fit and it could also narrow the angle of departure which could be a problem on driveways and dips. Also just because you're out of town I don't think it's going to take a couple of days to get a flat fixed, I think most tire shops can have you back on the road in a couple of hours.

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