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Old 11-20-2011, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default Spare rim and tire for my C5?

I have no RF on my C5. They would be dangerous here in France with cold and humid weather. Plus I do track and my Michelin PS2 are 10 x better than the regular RF.

Of course, I have an "aerosol" kit. But I would like to be even more secure and get a spare rim and tire.

It would have to fit rear and front wheels, and I also need a jack to go with it. And the best would be if it wouldn't take to much room!

What can you recommend and where could I get it, please?
I have heard something about GTO wheels?
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
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The spare tire for the GTO's are what people use.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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Okay. Thanks for the info. Do they fit without any change and where can I get one?

I also read they can damage the rear diff?
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The spare tire for the GTO's are what people use.
That's the only one I've heard people using on the C5. In France, I have no clue where you can get one. Over here, perhaps a salvage yard or a GM dealer should be able to get one.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #5
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Where do you plan on keeping the tire AND the jack to get the car off the ground? There are decent run-flats today, spend your money there.
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The spare tire for the GTO's are what people use.
That's the only one I've ever heard of that folks use.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:56 PM   #7
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I bought a cheap wheel, put one of my old tires on it and use it only on long trips, works great for me as I hated the run flats.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:02 PM   #8
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GTO wheel is the key but it must modified to fit. The OD of the GTO hub is 69.5mm. The OD of the Corvette hub is 70.5mm. The ID of the Corvette rotor (that goes over the hub) is 70.6mm. My rim is at the machine shop being honed to 70.6mm ID. Some people have just filed them out. You also need a jack and lug wrench. I bought Gorilla's extendable wrench and a BMW e46 jack.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:54 PM   #9
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Don't they have AAA in France
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