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Old 11-30-2020, 04:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Looks due to be replaced anyway...?

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Looks due to be replaced anyway...?
Yes, and that's why I had scheduled new tires for Tuesday. Was 2 days late getting them replaced.
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Old 12-01-2020, 01:36 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The spare that came with my car weighs only 8lbs (it's alloy)
The whole assembly or only the rim? Impressive yet.
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Old 12-01-2020, 04:44 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Yes, and that's why I had scheduled new tires for Tuesday. Was 2 days late getting them replaced.
Good thing you didn't kill a brand new tire with that rock.

Of course, it might not have gotten through a brand new tire, with thicker grip, but ya never know.
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My hunch is the newer tire would have held up, though I haven't researched how the plies are different from OEM and what I'm going with this time (FIRESTONE WEATHERGRIP).
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The whole assembly or only the rim? Impressive yet.
The whole assembly. I might throw it on a scale to verify but it's definitely featherweight.
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Some of my cars have full size spares I've bought and put in them and others have donut spares. I don't trust being out on the road without a spare. I have plug kits but, usually if I have a flat on the road I'll go ahead and change the tire and repair it at home instead of trying to do it on the side of the road. About a week ago I was airing up the tires on my cars, it hadn't been long since I'd checked them but when I was airing them up one of them only showed about 20 PSI so I knew something wasn't right. Since I was home where I had access to my floor jack and was in a safe location I pulled the wheel off and found what looked to be a concrete nail in it. I put a plug in it, aired it up and all is fine. In 45 years of driving I've probably had less than 10 instances where I needed a spare but was glad I had it when needed. I remember at least 3 instances where the flat was either a blow out or the tire was ruined and plugs nor Fix A Flat would have done any good. All 3 of those times were on highway trips where I'd have had to be towed in and would have been an added expense. Driving without a spare in my trunk all these years wouldn't have saved enough gas to have paid for 3 tows.
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I had a screw jack and spare too, just would prefer to plug considering I was on top of snow and plugs are generally faster.

Approaching 3hrs at the tire shop now... only got 2 days of use out of the tire I plugged.
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Doughnut spare to get home or to a tire shop, full size spare stays in the garage, the full size spare goes on until the regular tire can go back on.
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I was getting stuck a bit in the snow as it was, so I was hesitant to put the donut on, though that skinny tire probably would have done better now that I think about it.

4.5 hours later in the tire shop, and I've got winter rated all-seasons... this job I'm at is about as many hours over anticipated too. Hoping to sleep sometime.

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