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Old 08-03-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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I have not consulted the manual yet, and I'm closer to a computer

I know its really bad to run a spare tire on a LSD axle, and I have an Sti, so should I just toss the spare? I mean i dont want to mess up the drivetrain at all and I've never needed a spare yet in any of my other cars.

what do you think, toss it?
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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Do you mean toss it and have some extra cargo space/less weight, or replace it with a full sized spare? I suppose you have to figure out what a full-sized spare on an STi approved rim would cost vs. a flat bed tow and the inconvience of possibly missing an important event/appointment. You know if you toss it you're going to get a flat at the worst possible time.
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:26 PM   #3
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Its possible i could get a flat, and I'm sure a full sizes spare would cost and weight more than the spare. But I'm more concerned about messing up the drivetrain than the time spend on the side of the road.
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:41 PM   #4
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Its possible i could get a flat, and I'm sure a full sizes spare would cost and weight more than the spare. But I'm more concerned about messing up the drivetrain than the time spend on the side of the road.
Follow the manual's recommendation when installing the spare and you shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:26 PM   #5
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I tossed my spare, jack, tools in lieu of a can of fix-a-flat to save some weight. Others have also gone with a patch kit and a electric air compressor that plugs into your cigarette lighter.
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:49 PM   #6
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the spare is the same outside diameter as the other tires so, it won't mess anything up
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:39 AM   #7
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spare is there for a reason, i rather not be on the side of a road or the highway. too many people lose their lives from retarded drivers.
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:29 PM   #8
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I personally like having my spare. But you could toss it and get AAA to come save you when you get a flat.
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:39 PM   #9
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Hehe I remember being stuck on the side of a back road with no jack.. Took 2 hours before some guy stopped with a jack. I can't imagin being without a spare. BTW I'm old and this was before cell phones..
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