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
> 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.