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ReddevilNO

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:35:47 AM

Mine is in good shape, because I want to make sure I get where I have to go.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 9:37:59 PM

Each spare is in good shape.
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Saab93turbo
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:19:00 PM

Chances are that your spare is low on air. I check it only twice a year, at the start of snow tire season and after snow tire season. I have a full sized spare that I inflate to 6 psi more than recommended since that is the recommended pressure for 100 mph or more. That 6 psi allow it to remain fully inflated by the time I check it again in a few months.
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roxanebay
All-Star Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:56:46 PM

Full sized spare, in brand new shape
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Z12
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:34:16 PM

Good
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:25:57 PM

GOOD
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EdPG
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 10:13:24 AM

Brand new never used {FULL SIZE} both cars.
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wamster
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 9:05:54 AM

Brand new. Never been used. Hopefully never will be.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:31:27 AM

Never been use on either vehicle.....
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DasAuto92
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 8:15:04 AM

Mine is still a virgin, has never met the road.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:28:39 AM

as new
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DanFMA
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:28:01 AM

It's new.
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KentuckyWildcat
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:19:27 AM

good
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GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:25:21 PM

Yes it is good.
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:54:33 PM

yes
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:27:13 PM

My daily ride's spare is still in vehicle storage,never mounted or reaired,new in fact by almost 13 years. Probably holding 15# of air which is a good guess! I do know where the jack is located along with the other tire tools so no concern.... Really....
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 8:14:46 PM

Like new
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Trowinsamoan
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 6:57:29 PM

Good
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BartandLisa
Champion Author Newfoundland

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:46:32 PM

New
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geobmw
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:56:08 PM

my car does not come with a spare tire-
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 2:08:00 PM

Mine will get me to where I can get a real tire.
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PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1:43:15 PM

Most spare tires that come in new cars are only ment to get you to a tire repair place. That being said my spare will get me by.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1:42:25 PM

mine are good
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jimmy544
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:39:04 PM

All but one car have real spares checked occasionally for proper inflation. The one car with the half spare has been used once in 17 years and was ok then for a bit of around town to the tire shop.
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Dale Jr.
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:11:03 PM

To get buy.
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Trowinsamoan
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:02:10 PM

Real good you never know when your going to use it
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rkain
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 1:11:33 AM

Yes
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streetcars
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 1:08:20 AM

Dont know just bought the ride have not checked on it yet.
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Titanic1985
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 1:03:54 AM

The spare tires in both of my cars are good and properly inflated. Only one has ever been used and the other is six months old (so is the car). Both are "donut" spare tires.
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Quick68
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:17:37 PM

The spare tire in my car is 35 years old. The car is 21 years old.
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WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:31:00 PM

Mine are all new except for 1 which I used for about 50 miles.
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wrmedic
Champion Author Nebraska

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 5:08:01 PM

Good and have switched everything over to full size
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OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 12:09:09 PM

Spare tire in all my cars sre good and properly inflated
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PatAZ
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:54:04 AM

Good in both cars.
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BigHorne1
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:39:07 AM

good spare tire.
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gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:09:05 AM

Both good. They are compact spares so one has never been used and the other was used for about a week.
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bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:24:09 AM

Good.
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bearone2
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:44:59 AM

good
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MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:16:20 AM

It is only a donut to be used long enough to get a new one or have the old one sealed.
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rick_evans
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:59:16 AM

Temporary "donut" in good condition.

[Edited by: rick_evans at 12/8/2012 7:00:30 AM EST]
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