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Old 08-18-2003, 11:13 AM   #1
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I have a 96 SE and am thinking about putting 18'* on it. Can I still use my factory spare donut tire or will I have to buy a new one to use with the bigger tires and rims?
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no i think u can still use it bc the whole wheel and tire together are removed when u change ur tire to the donut i dont see any other issues that might occur....
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Use your factory wheel as a spare! My friend does and he has dubs on his car.
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Can I still use my factory spare donut tire or will I have to buy a new one to use with the bigger tires and rims?
Why not?!!! It worked fine with your original rims. It will work with your new 18" rims as well. Remember, it'* a TEMPORARY Spare Tire. It'* only purpose is to get you home or to a place where they can repair the flat tire. Of course, if you want, you could use one of your original tires. But I wouldn't exceed 60mph with either the temporary or 16" tire in combination with the 18" tires. Also, the trunk floor won't be flat with the 16" rims in the spare well. And if you do decide to stick with the temporary spare, make sure you inflate it to 60 PSI.

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lol..20" rims...I think... :P
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lol..20" rims...I think... :P
TWENTY INCH RIMS???!!! I don't think my kidneys could take that ride!
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Ok this is the thing... the bigger the rims..the lower profile your tires are gonna be so they will come to equal out...so that spare will work. Hopefully your 18'* (rims/tires) will be the same height as your 16'* (rims/tires) so your speedometer still works
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Be like our boy Alien and get some 18'*....



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