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View Poll Results: who still carries around their spare tire?
yes i still carry mine around in case i get a flat and need to change it. 20 90.91%
HECK NO!!! get rid of the extra weight!!! thats what AAA is for! 2 9.09%
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 01:39 pm
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just curious who all still carries around their spare tire? mine has come loose for the 3rd time, and after tightening the bolt in the cargo area AGAIN ive decided that if it comes loose again its gonna have to go LOL
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 01:59 pm
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Default Re: who still has their spare tire?

Still have mine. Pull it down about once a year to check the pressure.
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 02:01 pm
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Default Re: who still has their spare tire?

when i had my car on the rack yesterday i noticed the 'T' shaped bolt could be taken off without turning anything. i kind of like it. one less potential problem if i ever need to get it down.

you'd rather wait hours for roadservice than change a tire in 5 minutes and be on your way?

why do you retighten it? does it rattle? just loosen it more. mine hangs low and is quiet as can be. -or maybe use loctite, no?

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Old 21 Jul 2012, 02:03 pm
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after 3 months it literally is almost ground level, i look inside and the bolt is almost completely off the threading..........plus it rattles something fierce when its loose!!
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 02:10 pm
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Default Re: who still has their spare tire?

I took mine off yesterday due to the noise it makes over bumps. Turns out the rack is all bent up from the previous owner. So now I just carry fix a flat...and enjoy the silence in the car!

Plus, I live on an island. I'm never too far from home.
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 10:36 pm
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Default Re: who still has their spare tire?

I'll note the '01 came with the SUPERLIGHT alumispare-
For what ever reason, Mopar provided this only on '01 PT and PL body-

I do have a few if anyone wants to upgrade- Tire's the same
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 10:49 pm
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Yeah, I did notice that sucker was light!
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 07:34 am
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Mine isnt going anywhere unless i remove it. Sucker is nicely rusted in place :-D haha
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 01:36 pm
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Default Re: who still has their spare tire?

Have you ever had to use it? I did once, on the offside front.
The car looked really weird with that super skinny little wheel on.
Drove approx 10 miles to my tyre guy at 35mph (didn't want to go any quicker as it was on the front). I was pretty popular with other drivers out on the main road
Sticker on the wheel says 50mph max. Hmmm.... I wouldn't
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 01:39 pm
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Default Re: who still has their spare tire?

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Still have mine. Pull it down about once a year to check the pressure.

HMM...I thought your PT was to low to get underneath?
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