Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Sept 15, 2017 12:58:49 GMT -6
Hey. So when I got my 2001 Aurora with the 3.5l V6, I did an inspection and found that the spare was in HORRIBLE condition. Chunks of the tread were missing and you could see cords.
Not even going to consider using that if it ever came to it, so I took the tire off the rim. However, I would like to maintain a spare, because a full size spare I currently keep, doesnt leave me with much trunk room.
Does anyone know where to buy a new spare tire? I find it hard to find Temporary tires online and wanted to know if there is a way to get it.
Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Sept 16, 2017 6:17:25 GMT -6
Well I know a vehicle such as a grand am has a 15 inch rim that will NOT fit the the brakes. And I want to be able to store the spare with the little tray for the jack, so it has to be the same rim. Could I find any 16 inch spare and put it on the rim so it fits the cubby?
I had the same issue, it was really bad !!!! You must get an identical spare doughnut at the salvage yard. If you get the wrong one it may not fit in the trunk space properly. It may not let the cover go down all the way. I had this happen to me a month ago.
'71 442 Convertible, '04 Final 500 Alero #448, '04 Alero Final 500 #219,'03 Final 500 Aurora #62
'98 Aurora w/ Accurate Engines port & polished VIN Y 4.6 bored.30 over, NSP stage 3 PCM, K&N intake, performance exhaust, Razzi skirts, Lund wing, strut bar, custom paint, went on a diet and lost 160 lb.
Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Dec 5, 2017 10:00:26 GMT -6
I actually got super lucky. I randomly bid on an auction with 15 spare tires. I won the bid for 12 bucks. One of the tires is the EXACT same size and is newer (2005). Only difference is its not a 3000 mile, get home on tire. Its a bias supply that probably follows the don't drive over 55mph, stay under 50 miles tire. Its never been used. I put it on my rim and now im good to go.
Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Oct 20, 2018 14:22:14 GMT -6
So even though my Aurora is now sitting and I stole her LED taillights for my buick park Avenue, I noticed my park avenue has the same rim, tire, jack, and even jack tray as my 2g Aurora. Thought to mention this so people have more idea what junkyard vehicles might help them out. This way the tires would fit in that snug well. I am actually putting my spare in the buick because the tire is 10 years newer and my jack isn't bent and broken(dont wanna die if I get a flat)