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Spare Tire Pressure?

Old 08-06-2001, 12:23 PM
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OK, Dumb question.

Had to use the spare over the weekend and noticed that they say the spare tire should run at 60psi???

I had almost 45 in there and it felt like it was going to POP!

Is that correct? I ran it with 45, didnt look flat and got me to the tire shop. I would think that at 60 that thing is a ticking bomb!!

Anyone else agree? :confused:
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Old 08-06-2001, 01:46 PM
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Know what you mean. When I got to 55 lbs. I thought it was gonna blow. 60 lbs is recommended & I'm told it is safe.
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Old 08-06-2001, 05:14 PM
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I sell and service Corvettes and I can tell everyone that most spare tires are flat when I pull them down. I have found that after about three years they loose air and are flat.

This is a good weekend project pull down your spare and air it up and wash out your carrier. :smash:
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This is a good weekend project pull down your spare and air it up and wash out your carrier.
Just washed mine out this wknd. There must have been 5 lbs of mud in there! Should be good for .01 second at the track. :lol: Also there was algae on the inside of the cover and all over the spare. I scrubbed it all up, good as new. I didn't check the air pressure, it felt hard enough.

I wasn't even sure where the spare was till i was taking the TRAILER HITCH off. A trailer hitch on a Vette?! They drilled and cut up the aluminum frame to put it on too, [email protected] The hitch was 20lbs, plus bolts, nuts, and about 20 washers.

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Definitely check the spare. I drove over a nail and tore up the right rear :o and of course the spare was completely flat. Thankfully I was at a gas station and filled it up to 60 psi. Yes I was nervous about blowing the thing up but it held just fine. The bigger pain was getting the carrier back in place properly.
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