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Stock spare wheel size

idreamidrive

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I half-assed searched and didn't find anything.

Anybody know the tire size for the stock spare wheel? I thought it was a full size spare and ordered an extra tire to find out it was like a 135/70r16 or something like that. I don't have the car near me right now and this might help people out in the future.
 

thomcasey

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Stock spare was a temporary spare (donut), not a full size, at least from the factory. It may have had a full-size when you cam across it, but it was a temp spare from the factory. 50 miles @ 50mph.
 

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there's no way a full sized spare will fit in the trunk without being raised quite high. The FWD models had space for a full sized spare, yet ironically many still came with a space saver and a spacer put in place to meet the trunk floor.

I can't remember the size, but I think it will be something like a 125/70T16. You can't buy replacement tires for them anyway, and as it doesn't exactly match the rolling diameter of the stock wheel/tire you should be able to find any space saver from a Mitsubishi 4-lug of that era which should fit.
 

mitsuturbo

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Stock spare is a 135 70 d16 bridgestone. I just checked. And since I was there already, I made sure it was inflated to 60psi. It was at about 20psi, initially. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/uhh.gif
 
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idreamidrive

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I was thinking that normal tires need to be changed out every 5-7 yrs even if they look good due to the chemical properties of the tire breaking down, so a spare should probably be changed out too. Almost 23 years should be a no brainer on changing it out. I just don't like that it is almost the cost of two of the four tires I just put on.
 
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