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I had just finished putting on a compact spare on my wifes Corsica, while I had a leak repaired in the full size tire.

Anyways, when I was putting my 70 Chevelle away for the Winter (Ohio) later that day, I hadda thought. {


I usually breakdown my Aluminum sports wheelchair in the trunk, and fight the spare tire for room. I figured I might be able to get a compact spare for the Chevelle from a local junkyard. That way I would have more room in the trunk.

To make a long story longer, here's my question: What size do I look for? (I run 15x7 rallys and have front Discs) and what kind of price should I expect?
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I'm using a T145/80D16 from a 80's Caprice Wagon. If you have a posi unit, pick your spare so that the outside diamater is as near as possible to the rear tires. If you'll E-mail your rear tire size, I'll make a specific recommendation.
Oh, by the way, junk yard was giving them away. They have so many and so little call that they pay scrap dealers to haul them away.
 

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The 15" compact spare, with a 125 70/15 tire, are candidates for front drag rims, but the tires that can be used with the rim should come off a VW Bug or Type III. Or locate a pair of Moroso drag slicks.
 

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Drag Rims
Cheap but too heavy
Compact spare tire is an excellent high speed tire but has very poor wet traction so it's limited to 45 MPH. Didn't think I could pass Tech with a tire labeled "45MPH Maximum"

[This message has been edited by Fred Aldrich (edited 12-02-98).]
 

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Guys, I just wanna ditch the full size spare for a compact to make room for my sports chair. So, I'll check the tire size tomarrow and post it.
DG
 
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