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Old 07-31-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
Cheery Littlebottom
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240 spare tire

1991 245 -- I went to check the air in my spare tire the other day,
and there was a problem...the tire had exploded! Tread blew off, huge
hole, etc. Glad I wasn't driving when it blew, or I'd have ruined the
upholstery.

Tire guy says he can't put a regular 15" tire on the rim, since it had
the funky emergency tire. Looks like a regular 5.5 x 15 rim to me,
but what do I know?

Is my best course to scrounge up a 14" wheel, and fit a regular tire?
Will that fit in the spare tire well? Is there a standard tire that
fits the spare wheel?

TIA,
CL
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Old 07-31-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
Jim Carriere
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Re: 240 spare tire

Cheery Littlebottom wrote:
> 1991 245 -- I went to check the air in my spare tire the other day,
> and there was a problem...the tire had exploded! Tread blew off, huge
> hole, etc. Glad I wasn't driving when it blew, or I'd have ruined the
> upholstery.
>
> Tire guy says he can't put a regular 15" tire on the rim, since it had
> the funky emergency tire. Looks like a regular 5.5 x 15 rim to me,
> but what do I know?
>
> Is my best course to scrounge up a 14" wheel, and fit a regular tire?
> Will that fit in the spare tire well? Is there a standard tire that
> fits the spare wheel?


The rim should have its size stamped on it somewhere, the economy
spare in my S70 is a 4x15 rim with a T115 70R15 tire. This is
probably the same as 240s. 4 inches is a little narrow to safely fit
a regular size 15" tire. 185 is the narrowest 15" tire commonly
available, and the narrowest rim that size can fit on (IIRC) is 5".

If you go the way of a full sized spare, get a short valve stem for
it. This way the tire can lie flat without bending the valve stem.
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Old 07-31-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: 240 spare tire


"Cheery Littlebottom" <butthead@this.is.a.fake.address.com> wrote in message
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> 1991 245 -- I went to check the air in my spare tire the other day,
> and there was a problem...the tire had exploded! Tread blew off, huge
> hole, etc. Glad I wasn't driving when it blew, or I'd have ruined the
> upholstery.
>
> Tire guy says he can't put a regular 15" tire on the rim, since it had
> the funky emergency tire. Looks like a regular 5.5 x 15 rim to me,
> but what do I know?
>
> Is my best course to scrounge up a 14" wheel, and fit a regular tire?
> Will that fit in the spare tire well? Is there a standard tire that
> fits the spare wheel?
>
> TIA,
> CL


Just get a 14" steel Volvo rim from a junkyard, you can probably find one
with a decent tire on it already. There's plenty of room back there for a
fullsize spare.


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Old 07-31-2005, 22:01   #4 (permalink)
brackenburn
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Re: 240 spare tire

Which wheel well are you referring to? Is it the vertical well on the left
side of the rear compartment, or the one under the floor?

Andy I.


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| "Cheery Littlebottom" <butthead@this.is.a.fake.address.com> wrote in
message
| news:mhjqe1tmhjdv5m304kd1gpn0m88h7dfi96@4ax.com...
| > 1991 245 -- I went to check the air in my spare tire the other day,
| > and there was a problem...the tire had exploded! Tread blew off, huge
| > hole, etc. Glad I wasn't driving when it blew, or I'd have ruined the
| > upholstery.
| >
| > Tire guy says he can't put a regular 15" tire on the rim, since it had
| > the funky emergency tire. Looks like a regular 5.5 x 15 rim to me,
| > but what do I know?
| >
| > Is my best course to scrounge up a 14" wheel, and fit a regular tire?
| > Will that fit in the spare tire well? Is there a standard tire that
| > fits the spare wheel?
| >
| > TIA,
| > CL
|
| Just get a 14" steel Volvo rim from a junkyard, you can probably find one
| with a decent tire on it already. There's plenty of room back there for a
| fullsize spare.
|
|


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Old 08-02-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
James Sweet
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"brackenburn" <brackenburn@shaw.-delete this bit- ca> wrote in message
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> Which wheel well are you referring to? Is it the vertical well on the

left
> side of the rear compartment, or the one under the floor?
>



240's only have one and that's the vertical compartment. 700/900 series cars
have it in the floor.


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Old 08-04-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 240 spare tire

Hi James,

Thanks for the correction.

Andy I.


"James Sweet" <jamessweet@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| "brackenburn" <brackenburn@shaw.-delete this bit- ca> wrote in message
| news:HXfHe.77201$s54.46406@pd7tw2no...
| > Which wheel well are you referring to? Is it the vertical well on the
| left
| > side of the rear compartment, or the one under the floor?
| >
|
|
| 240's only have one and that's the vertical compartment. 700/900 series
cars
| have it in the floor.
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