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Spare Tire Solution for C-Max Hybrid.


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#121 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 10:17 PM

If you get a Ford donut spare, you'll be fine. Just don't go too old; the tire's rubber has limited life.

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#122 OFFLINE   AudenHoggart

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:13 AM

Another option I've been considering for a trip to pretty isolated parts of Canada is to just buy a replacement tire - same size as OEM.  Maybe even a used one if I can find one.   This would, of course, require getting it mounted on the tire that had gone flat but it would be a lot lighter and easier to stash behind the front seat.

 

Anyone have experience with this?  Of course it assumes that whatever caused the flat didn't also damage the wheel.

 

As another option, I have a set of winter tires mounted on steel wheels.  I'm pretty sure they're not identical to the size of the original tires and wheels, which I swap out at the end of the winter.  Any opinions on just taking one of those as an emergency spare? 

 

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#123 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:42 PM

Another option I've been considering for a trip to pretty isolated parts of Canada is to just buy a replacement tire - same size as OEM.  Maybe even a used one if I can find one.   This would, of course, require getting it mounted on the tire that had gone flat but it would be a lot lighter and easier to stash behind the front seat.

 

Anyone have experience with this?  Of course it assumes that whatever caused the flat didn't also damage the wheel.

 

As another option, I have a set of winter tires mounted on steel wheels.  I'm pretty sure they're not identical to the size of the original tires and wheels, which I swap out at the end of the winter.  Any opinions on just taking one of those as an emergency spare? 

 

Thanks!

 

I have a donut spare and it is not the exact size.  I tested it out and it pulls a bit on braking, pulls a lot on hard braking, if it is on the front.  If I had time and got a flat on the front and had a lot of driving to do, I might put the spare on the back and mount a full size on the front. But I would be OK with just driving carefully with it on the front. Having said this, I would think the snow tire as a spare would be pretty good.

 

Also, I have seen good deals on used tires on ebay.  It is kind of a buyers market. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...ed 93V&_sacat=0


Edited by obob, 13 March 2017 - 12:44 PM.

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#124 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:43 PM

The first time I changed tires they were 2/10 in the front and 7/10 in the rear (never rotated?) so I asked the shop that was doing the work to save one of the 7/10 tires for me, with the intention to get it mounted on a wheel.  As it turns out the shops I've asked don't really want to be bothered with doing that, I should have just had them recycle the tire.  I bought a nice plug and patch kit instead.



#125 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:58 PM

The first time I changed tires they were 2/10 in the front and 7/10 in the rear (never rotated?) so I asked the shop that was doing the work to save one of the 7/10 tires for me, with the intention to get it mounted on a wheel.  As it turns out the shops I've asked don't really want to be bothered with doing that, I should have just had them recycle the tire.  I bought a nice plug and patch kit instead.

Maybe they would have "recycled" them on ebay.








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