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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-08-2016, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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spare tire dilema

I had a rude awakening after posting to a thread "Rota or Panasports." My 82 spider came with Rota 15x7's, 195 front and 205 rear, as well as an extra, new rim. The post reminded me to take a peek at my spare tire, which I hadn't thought about since I bought the car, check inflation, etc., and get that spare mounted on the new rim. To my chagrin, the spare tire is 14", mounted on the original rim.

Yikes! I need a new tire. So my question is, which do I buy, 195 or 205? Also, does anyone know of a donut spare available so I can postpone that decision until if and when I need a new tire?
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A Ford Focus mini spare will fit on an Alfa Spider or GTV. You should be able to find one in a junk yard. I just carry a cell phone and will call a tow truck if I get a flat.

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