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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 10:47:17 -0400
On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 10:19 AM, David Scheidt <> wrote:

> 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.

Also, VW, Audi and Saab use this size on late model cars.  I think Ford
might as well.  Don't forget to try dealers.

David Scheidt
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