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Old 07-02-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
John Smith
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spare tire

I've decided to remove the spare tire on my explorer is there any danger of
not having the spare tire underneath the rear end?


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Old 07-02-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
John Riggs
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Re: spare tire

The only danger I can think of is that you will need to call for
assistance when you have a flat. Structurally, I can't think of any reason.

"John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| I've decided to remove the spare tire on my explorer is there any danger
of
| not having the spare tire underneath the rear end?
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Old 07-02-2005, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: spare tire

Yes I thought about the road service assistance. I wanted to lose the extra
weight so I will take a chance on that.

Thanks

"John Riggs" <johnri60626@netzero.net> wrote in message
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> The only danger I can think of is that you will need to call for
> assistance when you have a flat. Structurally, I can't think of any
> reason.
>
> "John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:xbKdnUazkNUWhFvfRVn-gQ@comcast.com...
> | I've decided to remove the spare tire on my explorer is there any danger
> of
> | not having the spare tire underneath the rear end?
> |
> |
>
>



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Old 07-02-2005, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
John Riggs
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Re: spare tire

What's with the weight issue? The negligible weight of a spare tire
isn't going to affect mileage, and I pay $3 a month for emergency service
via my cell provider. For piece of mind, I'd leave it be. I can think of no
reason, aside from aesthetics ( meaning you just don't like looking at it )
to remove it, and then there is the issue of the hanger swinging and banging
around ( I hate extra noise ).
Granted, you may never need it, but if you ever leave town you'll feel
better, especially if it is freezing, foul weather, or the middle of
nowhere, like Needles, CA.


"John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:cP2dnS93DMD3g1vfRVn-oA@comcast.com...
| Yes I thought about the road service assistance. I wanted to lose the
extra
| weight so I will take a chance on that.
|
| Thanks
|
| "John Riggs" <johnri60626@netzero.net> wrote in message
| news:1120275843.4d7cef619323e2e08151bee89e1cf375@bubbanews...
| > The only danger I can think of is that you will need to call for
| > assistance when you have a flat. Structurally, I can't think of any
| > reason.
| >
| > "John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > news:xbKdnUazkNUWhFvfRVn-gQ@comcast.com...
| > | I've decided to remove the spare tire on my explorer is there any
danger
| > of
| > | not having the spare tire underneath the rear end?
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:02   #5 (permalink)
Bill Funk
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Re: spare tire

On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 21:56:10 -0700, "John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Yes I thought about the road service assistance. I wanted to lose the extra
>weight so I will take a chance on that.
>
>Thanks


And if you call for road service, what do you think the guy will do
when he gets there? Fix your tire on the spot?
With no spare tire, you'll either wait while he takes your tire back
to the shop, find another shop to fix it if his shop doesn't do that,
then return (on your dime), or get towed.
Having a spare makes thing so much easier, and less expensive.

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>"John Riggs" <johnri60626@netzero.net> wrote in message
>news:1120275843.4d7cef619323e2e08151bee89e1cf375@bubbanews...
>> The only danger I can think of is that you will need to call for
>> assistance when you have a flat. Structurally, I can't think of any
>> reason.
>>
>> "John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:xbKdnUazkNUWhFvfRVn-gQ@comcast.com...
>> | I've decided to remove the spare tire on my explorer is there any danger
>> of
>> | not having the spare tire underneath the rear end?
>> |
>> |
>>
>>

>


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Old 07-02-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: spare tire


"Bill Funk" <BigBill@there.com> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 21:56:10 -0700, "John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Yes I thought about the road service assistance. I wanted to lose the
>>extra
>>weight so I will take a chance on that.
>>
>>Thanks

>
> And if you call for road service, what do you think the guy will do
> when he gets there? Fix your tire on the spot?
> With no spare tire, you'll either wait while he takes your tire back
> to the shop, find another shop to fix it if his shop doesn't do that,
> then return (on your dime), or get towed.
> Having a spare makes thing so much easier, and less expensive.



And what about having an irreparable flat tire?
Not having a spare is not a good idea.

Charlie


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Old 07-02-2005, 22:01   #7 (permalink)
Scott Stone
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Re: spare tire

John Smith wrote:

> Yes I thought about the road service assistance. I wanted to lose the extra
> weight so I will take a chance on that.


Seriously, consider your actions and your goals, and maybe give us more
info as to what you are trying to accomplish.

I am not an expert on this but I am aware of no reason why there should
be any structural issues with removing the tire from under the vehicle.

If the idea is to relocate the tire to the roof, that is a questionable
idea, as it puts a heavy weight where it can have a real bad effect on
your stability. Better to put the tire on a bumper rack, or you can do
as I did and make a spare tire rack that goes into the receiver hitch.

If it is to improve mileage, this kind of rig is designed for dealing
with some weight, and that amount will not make any noticeable
difference. The weight issue is a small one compared to the poor
aerodynamics of an SUV when it comes to mileage. And being without a
spare is not a good idea anywhere, anytime.

Changing driving habits. Keep a clean air filter on the vehicle.
Changing to an easy rolling highway tread from the normal mud and snow
tires. Putting synthetic lube in the axles, transmission and engine,
and other such simple things are all much better ideas.




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Old 07-04-2005, 01:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: spare tire

If you put it in the back seat, where will the kids sit?

In addition to everyone elses comment, I would suggest travelling with only
enough money/credit cards for gas and don't plan for breakdowns/delays...
Nothing ever goes wrong.


"John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've decided to remove the spare tire on my explorer is there any danger

of
> not having the spare tire underneath the rear end?
>
>



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Old 07-04-2005, 01:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: spare tire

Jim,

If this guy is of such a mentality that he's asking about removing his spare
tire then he's definitely not going to pick up on your sarcasm.

Thanks for the laugh, though.

Bob


"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
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> If you put it in the back seat, where will the kids sit?
>
> In addition to everyone elses comment, I would suggest travelling with
> only
> enough money/credit cards for gas and don't plan for breakdowns/delays...
> Nothing ever goes wrong.
>
>
> "John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:xbKdnUazkNUWhFvfRVn-gQ@comcast.com...
>> I've decided to remove the spare tire on my explorer is there any danger

> of
>> not having the spare tire underneath the rear end?
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 07-06-2005, 15:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: spare tire


John Riggs <johnri60626@netzero.net> wrote in message
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> What's with the weight issue? The negligible weight of a spare tire
> isn't going to affect mileage, and I pay $3 a month for emergency service
> via my cell provider. For piece of mind, I'd leave it be. I can think of

no
> reason, aside from aesthetics ( meaning you just don't like looking at

it )
> to remove it, and then there is the issue of the hanger swinging and

banging
> around ( I hate extra noise ).
> Granted, you may never need it,


May never need it? I must be one of the unluckiest SOBs on the planet
because between my two Explorers (91 and 92) I've had about 15-20 flat tires
in the last few years and that is mainly with Michelin LTX M/S tires in good
condition. Most were punctures but 3 were seperations from the rim and all
were with the tires properly inflated. It's amazing to me that (so far)
I've never had more than one flat at a time. Maybe I need tractor tires.

The only reason I can think of to remove the spare is because the cable has
a tendency to break (it did on my 91) and leave the spare laying in the
road. Fortunately when mine broke it was on my own property and not on the
highway. I carried it around in the back for a while until I fixed the
cable. No way would I drive my Explorer without a spare. I also carry tire
plugs, a can of Spare Tire In A Can and a 12 volt compressor/inflator. If I
had room I would carry TWO spares.



but if you ever leave town you'll feel
> better, especially if it is freezing, foul weather, or the middle of
> nowhere, like Needles, CA.
>
>
> "John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:cP2dnS93DMD3g1vfRVn-oA@comcast.com...
> | Yes I thought about the road service assistance. I wanted to lose the
> extra
> | weight so I will take a chance on that.
> |
> | Thanks
> |
> | "John Riggs" <johnri60626@netzero.net> wrote in message
> | news:1120275843.4d7cef619323e2e08151bee89e1cf375@bubbanews...
> | > The only danger I can think of is that you will need to call for
> | > assistance when you have a flat. Structurally, I can't think of any
> | > reason.
> | >
> | > "John Smith" <jsmith@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> | > news:xbKdnUazkNUWhFvfRVn-gQ@comcast.com...
> | > | I've decided to remove the spare tire on my explorer is there any
> danger
> | > of
> | > | not having the spare tire underneath the rear end?
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>



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