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  • BacktotheFuturePete
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    I went with the a Goodyear all season 205/50R17. It fits the Wheel well, the cover lays flat, and if I EVER need a spare at least I can drive more than 50 miles on it. In 14 years I never even removed my old spare. Most of us would probably just call for a tow anyway. No it does not match my other tires but I never plan o
    IMG_1264.JPG n leaving it on long if I ever need it. IMG_1263.JPG
    Last edited by BacktotheFuturePete; Sep 13, 2019, 12:28 PM.

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  • BLACK BEAUTY
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    Good move Peter....not sure if the Maxxim's are still available...

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  • BacktotheFuturePete
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    I used a Goodyear all season 205/50R. Fits the rim,well and the cover fits. It only needs to be inflated to 35 lbs. as opposed to the original which I think was 60 so if it blows it won't be as bad. Plus I can drive more than 50 miles on if need be.

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  • AZTB
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    Brand of our spare is KUMHO...original spare size was size is 185 60 17...the new KUMHO spare is 135 80 17

    ...and again, here's the Discount Tire size calculator for those interested:

    https://www.discounttire.com/learn/t...b1199495682b26

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  • 5bird7
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    Originally posted by 5bird7 View Post
    Re: Spare Tire (part 2)

    Probably no one tried it as a source for the spares that fit the spare rim was found. So far, the only problem tires seem to have been the Firestone tires on the 02 spare rims, not the MAXXIMs found on the 03 and newer tbirds spares.
    Just wanting to edit the above statement. There have been at least one report of a MAXXIM tire exploding In a trunk since the above comment was made.

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  • hippy_mailman
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    Originally posted by Pensfan View Post
    Has anybody tried a 205/55/17 using the spareís original wheel? On a tire calculator, itís almost same height and about 0.80 inches wider.
    the recommendation for that tire is 5 1/2 inch to 7 1/2 in the 5 1/2 inch is pushing it the spare is a 5 inch I personally wouldn't trust it or even the fact that it is made to be a spare rim. buy a 17x 7 inch rim that's made for driving and put a 205/55/17 on it

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  • Pensfan
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    Has anybody tried a 205/55/17 using the spareís original wheel? On a tire calculator, itís almost same height and about 0.80 inches wider.

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  • Sandy J
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    Hi Bill !

    I am looking for a SET OF RIMS SAME AS STOCK on 2005 Cashmere BUT HIGHLY POLISHED CHROME !!! Same as PhilsBird on Forum >>

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  • wcoates
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    Originally posted by tazwing48 View Post
    I went an bought a used 225/50x17 tire. It mounted on my 5" spare rim ok.It also fits in the spare tie wheel well and the cover goes on top of with out hitting the tire. So this could be the answer to the spare tire problem.

    Taz
    Don't know if this is the answer but I've committed to buying a set of '02-'03 chrome wheels on almost new 225x50x17 Falken tires. If enough interest I'll sell the tires and wheels individually.

    Won't get them 'til May so PM me if any interest.

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  • Brad
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    Originally posted by wcoates View Post
    . Anyone else interested in one wheel?[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
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    If the chrome is good, I would be interested and I'll be in the Clearwater area in Florida a few times in the next few months

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  • hippy_mailman
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    it may fit the well snugly but the cover will not lay flat. My 205 /50R17 is 8.06 inches wide in my trunk had to shave the bumps on the cover almost all the way on the rear bumps
    A 225/50R17 is 8.8 inches wide

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  • wcoates
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    THIS MAKES PROBABLY NO SENSE AT ALL BUT
    found what seems like a very good deal on a set of 7 spokes with tires. Understand a 50 series on an original wheel will fit in the trunk snugly but completely. Anyone else interested in one wheel?
    tires are 225x50x17 so they should all be capable of being spares. let me know as I am thinking of driving 2.5 hours each way to get them.
    can throw them in the truck on the way to Florida and drop one off in each state.
    Rusty you might be correct. this could be the deal where Navigator kicks my _ _ _ around my ears.

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  • AZTB
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    Originally posted by HKS View Post

    Jim,
    135/80R17 on original rim, right?
    60PSI and 50Mph max.
    Hermann
    Yep...original rim.

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  • HKS
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    Originally posted by AZTB View Post
    It's on order, but it will fit in the trunk - as you can see from the numbers, they are all incrementally smaller than the original. It was $88...they also suggested another one which would have been about .75 inches taller...I think it was from Firestone, but it was $100 more. It's only a spare...don't wanna break the bank just to get myself back on the road again.
    Jim,
    135/80R17 on original rim, right?
    60PSI and 50Mph max.
    Hermann
    Last edited by HKS; Feb 18, 2019, 05:13 AM.

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  • AZTB
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    It's on order, but it will fit in the trunk - as you can see from the numbers, they are all incrementally smaller than the original. It was $88...they also suggested another one which would have been about .75 inches taller...I think it was from Firestone, but it was $100 more. It's only a spare...don't wanna break the bank just to get myself back on the road again.
    Last edited by AZTB; Feb 16, 2019, 09:22 AM.

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