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Old 04-23-2021, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Spare Tire In the Wheel Well

Am I supposed to put that tire assembly into the wheel well -- without any air in it, or what? That's a real bitch when it's fully inflated.
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:10 PM   #2
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unless you have a tire pump with the car, letting air out can be risky if you're like me and will do my own flat tire changes when needed. Try a water/liquid soap sprayer on the tire then try wedging it in. They were a tight fit when new. Hopefully the tire is the correct width for your "A".---Pete.
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Spare Tire In the Wheel Well

I put mine in slightly deflated so it’s still useable in an emergency . I then get it inflated ASAP. I also carry a can of Fix a Flat but I’ve never used it.
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:05 PM   #4
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On my long-gone pickup, I deflated the tire a bit to get it in the well, then reinflated it to correct pressure. Sounds strange but it would come out of the well OK when fully inflated.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:01 PM   #5
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My Grandfather deflated it to about 20 PSI to fit them in, so I just carry a little battery powered tire inflator in the trunk
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