Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
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?
Spending my kids' inheritance one mechanic at a time.