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Re: [Shop-talk] Maximum speed with a limited use spare

To: Jim Stone <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Maximum speed with a limited use spare
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:19:41 -0400
On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Jim Stone <> wrote:

> Thanks Guys.  I sent a note last night but think I forgot to copy all and
> it
> just went to whomever had sent the last message.  Unfortunately, the
> original
> tire failed at 70 mph and I couldn't pull off the highway immediately, so
> it
> is completely trashed and repair is out of the question.  I'm trying to see
> what is available around here today, but not many of the places seem open
> on
> Sunday and 225 45R 17 doesn't seem like something that is regularly
> stocked.
> The good news is that I checked the owner's manual this morning and while
> it
> says to replace the tire as soon as possible, it refers to the spare as a
> "space-saver tire" rather than a limited use one and doesnt' make any
> reference to a mileage limit.  I may have no choice but to give it a try.
> I'll report back tomorrow.

That's a size that sears usually stocks.  800 597 8007 is the national
number.  I don't know if they can check stock at local stores; if they can,
they should be able to find one on your route.

David Scheidt
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