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Ok,, so I wanna go on a trip... Im wondering about that little cute inflator thingy in the trunk . Its not gonna work if you end up with a blow-out. Has anyone ordered a spare ? CAN you??? Cost?
 

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My understanding was that the optional spare tire will not fit over the large brake calipers. It is only for the 18" rims, basically the LS models.
Correct me if I am wrong.

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My understanding was that the optional spare tire will not fit over the large brake calipers. It is only for the 18" rims, basically the LS models.
Correct me if I am wrong.

John

You are correct.
 

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My understanding was that the optional spare tire will not fit over the large brake calipers. It is only for the 18" rims, basically the LS models.
Correct me if I am wrong.

John
I ordered a 2LT/RS and was able to order a spare. Not sure if it's going to be an 18" or not though..
 

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I beleive you are right FastAl. I think it is the V-6 models that can take the spare, not the V-8 models. The spare is a doughnut, not a full sized wheel.
The salespeople should let customers know that the spare is not for all Camaros. Would be a shame to find out on the side of the road that you bought something that will not fit on your car!

John
 

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I sent some guy on Ebay selling 4 SS wheels a message asking him if hed sell them in singles.There are several 4 wheels auctions,, if someone would just sell one wheel per auction they would probably sell all 4. Id cough up 400 bucks for the wheel/tire .
 

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I checked TireRack.com the cheapest rim (ugly) that will fit (same size as the stock SS front) costs $200 and the cheapest tire (same as stock SS front) costs $148. I bought a jack (12V power) at Harbor Freight that will lift the car from the lift points for about $60. I made sure that it was short enough to fit under the lift point with no air in the tire. I tried the jack out it will lift the car but it seems to labor quite hard. It has a crank back-up that'd probably take a while to lift it high enough. My plan is to buy the tire and rim and leave the jack and spare in the garage when I'm not taking the car on a long trip.

I'd never use the tire-sealer goop. I've heard that it's hell to clen the rim afterward.

Semper Fi,

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People have been taking cross country trips in new Corvettes for over 10 years. If you have a blowout, call road service :D

not to mention....people on motorcycles don't seem to worry too much about it.

I think this must be the 3405868th thread on the subject.:rolleyes:
 

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People on motorcycles dont seem to worry about raod-rash and busting their heads open either, but it happens.

I don't like being stranded. I don't like waiting for a service truck. I don't want to pay inflated prices for parts. I don't want to wait until shops open that have the odd-sized tire that I need...
 

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People on motorcycles dont seem to worry about road-rash and busting their heads open either, but it happens.

I don't like being stranded. I don't like waiting for a service truck. I don't want to pay inflated prices for parts. I don't want to wait until shops open that have the odd-sized tire that I need...
My thoughts exactly. And as far as Corvettes, most of those guys can just pawn the big gold medallion that is required wear when operating a Corvette and use that money for a quick tow.....:lol:
 

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I hope that I never have to use my spare tire. I also hope that I never have to use my pistol. I just think that it's a good idea to be prepared.
 

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I've been driving for 30 years since 79 and I have only gotten 1 flat tire instantly while driving I'm not the least bit interested in spending money on a spare
I figure as long as I don't drive over broken glass, nails or construction sites my chances are pretty good for avoiding a flat on any road trip.
 

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People on motorcycles dont seem to worry about raod-rash and busting their heads open either, but it happens.

I don't like being stranded. I don't like waiting for a service truck. I don't want to pay inflated prices for parts. I don't want to wait until shops open that have the odd-sized tire that I need...
:angry:1st and foremost, I resent your first comment. I have been riding motorcycles since the early 60's, and have never recieved a busted head or road rash. Either is made from the same stupidity as people in cars....carelessness, speed, and people driving cars with cellphones in thier hand instead of paying attention to what they are driving.
Since most people nowadays do not even know how or desire to change a tire I don't think it matters.:p
 
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