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Old 05-15-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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I did a search, but didn't find anything on this. What years/models did Subaru have the spare tire mounted under the hood? How many of you left/leave it there? Had any problems with it under there? Seems like I remember my 84 GL having a rubbed spot in the wiring harness right there and I ended up putting the tire in the trunk.
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Old 05-15-2004, 03:10 PM   #2
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My 87 had the spare under the hood.. Intercooler is there now though.

Basically all of the 80s-90s DL/GL/GL-10/loyale cars had it.. don't know about the 70s.. never had one.
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Old 05-15-2004, 03:28 PM   #3
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I believe 70's Scoobs had the spare tire under the hood as well.

The only 80's Subaru I know of with the spare tire in the trunk is the XT.
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Old 05-18-2004, 05:29 PM   #4
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i have a 86 subaru and it also has a spare tire under the hood.
but i dont know if i will have problems with it
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Old 05-18-2004, 06:13 PM   #5
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i have a 86 subaru and it also has a spare tire under the hood.
but i dont know if i will have problems with it
Why would you have problems with it?
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Old 05-18-2004, 07:45 PM   #6
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My wife's '93 Loyale has the tire under the hood. I don't know if it's ever even been taken off of its mounts, and so far as I know, it hasn't ever caused any problems.
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:30 PM   #7
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One note... due to the heat of the engine the tire and valve stem age faster than one in the trunk of a car... make sure it holds air still, cause alot of them dont. If you have a non turbo you can usually stick a 175/70R13 tire on a spare steel rim under there.
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:46 AM   #8
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Mine has been in there since the car was bought new in 1987. I'm sure it doesn't hold air all that well anymore.
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Old 05-19-2004, 01:45 PM   #9
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I've had to use mine a couple of times, so it may be worth checking into a full size spare... especially if you have family in the car
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Old 05-24-2004, 07:45 AM   #10
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I've had to use mine a couple of times, so it may be worth checking into a full size spare... especially if you have family in the car
I know, I may get around to looking at it this weekend.

The car isn't ever more than 15 minutes from home anyways, so I'm not too worried.
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:44 AM   #11
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my car has one buti dont knwo what size to put in ther and my dad tired telling me with you blow my engine is this true ?
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:43 PM   #12
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Your dad told you having the spare under the hood will blow your engine?

No
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Old 06-06-2004, 06:32 PM   #13
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thank you now jsut to findout whatsize will go there
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:47 AM   #14
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its an 89, so it just came with a donut spare.. not sure if a full size will fit under the hood of an SPFI car.. it might.

Too bad you weren't closer, I would give you my donut spare.. I don't think its ever been used. My intercooler sits where my spare normally would, so I have a full sized spare in the back.
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Old 06-07-2004, 03:38 PM   #15
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its an 89, so it just came with a donut spare.. not sure if a full size will fit under the hood of an SPFI car.. it might.

Too bad you weren't closer, I would give you my donut spare.. I don't think its ever been used. My intercooler sits where my spare normally would, so I have a full sized spare in the back.
my brother live in fort hood are you close to there i know nothign about texas :0
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Old 06-07-2004, 03:48 PM   #16
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Ft hood is only about 200 miles away
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Old 06-07-2004, 03:50 PM   #17
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see i told you i dunno a thing about texas other the evernytthig is bigger ( is that true)


lol
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:59 PM   #18
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see i told you i dunno a thing about texas other the evernytthig is bigger ( is that true)


lol
Ask my wife
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:12 PM   #19
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your funny i was refering to the ummm mmm i forgot

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Old 06-13-2004, 11:48 PM   #20
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My '83 GL-10 Wagon has the original spare donut under the hood. Imagine.. a 21 year old tire! I'll probably get a full-sized spare and relocate it to the trunk once I'm done restoring it.
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Old 06-14-2004, 10:08 PM   #21
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Well, I had to use the spare today - and by God it worked!

Been sitting in there for almost 17 years and hasn't ever been used!

Lets just hope that air holds till morning
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:27 PM   #22
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A good selling point... still has the factory air in the tires
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I wonder what the air in that tire smells like after that long
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:59 PM   #24
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I threw away the donut, replaced it with a real spare tire.

It gets kind of warm, but I am taking my chances.
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Old 06-15-2004, 09:41 AM   #25
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A good selling point... still has the factory air in the tires

Heh, I just thought about that! That is pretty cool. 17 year old air.
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I wonder what the air in that tire smells like after that long
Me guesses not so good.

It's morning and it's still solid as a rock BTW.
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