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Old 07-09-2003, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default how does the spare tire fit?

has anyone had to use thier spare tire yet? If so, how in the hell does it fir over your front calipers. I just looked at the spare and to me it didnt look like it would fit.
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Old 07-10-2003, 03:30 AM   #2
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It doesnt fit over your front caliper. You have to put your rear wheel on the front and the spare on the rear.
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Old 07-10-2003, 02:33 PM   #3
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OMG!!!! Double work if your front tire ever goes FLAT!
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:19 PM   #4
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Um that's how you're suppossed to do it on any car.
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:11 PM   #5
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Not only that.. but what do you think is going to happen to the Rear diff when you have two different sized wheels back there... I don't think that spare was meant to be driven on.
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:40 PM   #6
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I assume the STi is the same as the WRX...

but the wheel/tire of the spare should be the same diameter as the stock wheel/tire. The width of the tire will have no effect on the rear diff.
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:42 PM   #7
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Not only that.. but what do you think is going to happen to the Rear diff when you have two different sized wheels back there... I don't think that spare was meant to be driven on.
I've always thought it odd that the size discrepancy thing isn't mentioned in my owner's manual (2002 WRX).
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:32 PM   #8
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So the owners manual says to mount the spare on the rear only? Interesting.

There is a 17" steel wheel space-saver tire for M3 that fits both front and back. But BMW doesn't sell M5 or M3 with spares anymore, just the can of fix-a-flat and a compressor. Might be an option for some flats, except that the latex pretty much ruins the tire.

What I did - carried a set of plugs and installer, along with the compressor. That way a tire could be plugged, and patched later if required.

I'm glad the STi comes with a real spare.
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:01 PM   #9
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The JDM spec STi has a 16" spare that can fit over the Brembos, so I'm not sure why we don't.

Rallispec can get them.

-Mike.
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:19 PM   #10
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The JDM spec STi has a 16" spare that can fit over the Brembos, so I'm not sure why we don't.

Rallispec can get them.

-Mike.
Also ask why your STi doesnt have floor mats... or a stereo or an LCD
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