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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 10:38 PM
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I sold all 5 bundts recently when I installed the Rials. I actually got an extra rial in 15x7 et23 to use as a spare because I couldnt find an affordable 16x8 et11. Funny thing is the damn 15in rim is slightly thinner casting so the wheel bolts dont work in the rear. I bought a tire for $45 shipped on amazon plus 20 to get put on spare rim, cheap insurance. I have a good spare on all my cars.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 06:14 AM
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My spare has the raised lettering so popular a couple of generations ago. Last week when I had it up to speed I thought I might have felt a slight vibration over 60, now you have me thinking it was my 10-year-old tires.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 06:43 AM
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I've been on some lengthy roadtrips....some in remote locations.....with my 35 year old Pirelli spare.

It's never been out of the trunk, has no cracking, FEELS like new rubber, still always holds air and I carry a patch kit and that spray flat tire filler.

Smart?.....well....maybe not on the remote trips.....but neither is driving a vintage car on remote trips.

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I'm embarrassed to say that I've had to change more tires on the side of the road in my short life that I insist on full sized spares in the trunks. These useless mini donuts piss me off.

It takes me 30 minutes to change a tire and most of that time is using the air pump to get it filled up.

Reminds me, I should get new tires soom😁
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Mine is the original from 1987. Still holds air too. Would probably only use it in an absolute emergency, so it's nice its there
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