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Old 08-13-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Can I run on spare??

Hi , everyone I just wanted to see what everybody thought about using my spare for my last three trips. All which are 1 1/2 hours from home. Here's my story on my way home from Watkins Glen (YES THE RACE) I went up on a curb and put a little gouge on my tire didn't break any cords and stayed up I was half way home so I went with it and checked it once and a while and made it home with no air loss its still at 50 lbs. so now I put my spare on which is a steel rim .My problem is we may be getting a new rig this spring and don't want to buy four new tires or one new tire now and three next spring in case we keep it another year. Or should I buy one tire and just take the spare off. I think my original tire may get me to safety if I get a flat. I was planning on getting new tires next year any way. thanks for any help
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:34 PM   #2
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I would buy one tire and have it mounted on the spare rim and have the spare tire mounted on the normal rim.

Matched, no?
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I would buy one tire and have it mounted on the spare rim and have the spare tire mounted on the normal rim.

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Do you think that the steel rim would run different from the aluminium rims?
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Do you think that the steel rim would run different from the aluminium rims?
No, I just do not like the look.

Kind of like to keep things looking "coordinated" so to speak.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:38 PM   #5
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I'm currently running on three tires of one brand and one tire of another brand due to a similar situation. The spare for my unit was not the same brand as the tires on the ground. Rather than disturb the spare I just bought one new tire to replace the tire that got a split in the sidewall. I don't think anyone has noticed the different brands or at least they haven't said anything.
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