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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-04-2019, 04:51 AM
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If you call AAA, or anybody, to change a tyre ... please remove your car enthusiast badge and leave it at the door as you leave!

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I'll gladly hand over my badge when the wind chill dips below -35F as it did this winter when I shredded a tire on my CC...
Man I don't think I'd have become a car enthusiast if I had grown up dealing with that weather ...
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Lol, trust me I wasn't particularly enthusiast about my car at that particular moment! However I am looking forward to dropping the top on my Spider today as we're supposed to get some warm, sunny weather finally. It was a beast of a winter and spring has been so wet that my backyard, basement and shop all flooded.
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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 12:54 PM
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I thought the spare was part of crash safety , to help crumpling from being hit from behind?
either case I have a 14 inch rim w new cheap tire , for "just in case", back there...driving on 15 inch rims....

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I thought the spare was part of crash safety , to help crumpling from being hit from behind?
either case I have a 14 inch rim w new cheap tire , for "just in case", back there...driving on 15 inch rims....
Less relevant to those of us who have a proper roll bar. And if you don't a have a roll bar, you probably aren't going out on the track where the weight loss is meaningful.
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Talking My spare experience...

Out for a drive with my spouse recently, when road debris I failed to see shredded the right front.

We both got out to survey the aftermath and wife asks, “Well, I suppose you have a spare.”

“Of course”, I replied. “Do you think I’m stupid?”

“Well, where is it?”

“Right there on the left front!”

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Less relevant to those of us who have a proper roll bar. And if you don't a have a roll bar, you probably aren't going out on the track where the weight loss is meaningful.
Is that a snob boast?

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I always carry a spare, mostly because I have rotten luck and am often out of cell phone range. It recently occurred to me that I did not have a lug wrench in the car, which would have made the spare useless anyway.

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