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

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Maximum speed with a limited use spare
From: Jim Stone <>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 12:56:01 -0500
Well, here's a final update from the road. I made a few calls this morning and
found a Sam's near Reading that had some reasonably well rated Goodyear
all-season tires in stock. We just had them installed and are back on the road
again. I am still not sure how long I could have driven on the spare (I
probably should have titled this message "Maximum speed with a space-saver
spare") but know better than to ignore the advice of this group. So, thanks
for stopping me from doing something stupid. We lost an afternoon at the
beach, but it could have been much worse.

Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:14:28 -0700
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Maximum speed with a limited use spare

Really, the way to look at it is, what's the worst that could happen if it
fails at 65-70 mph on a crowded road?

Don't forget that you are making this decision for all of those people and
their families on the road in close proximity to you.

--- On Sat, 8/15/09, Jim Stone <> wrote:

From: Jim Stone <>
Subject: [Shop-talk] Maximum speed with a limited use spare
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 7:16 PM

I am writing this from a hotel in Harrisburg, PA.  My wife and I are driving
her BMW 323 to Eastern Long Island and had a flat tire today.  That isn't a
big deal as we are close to needing new tires on the car anyway.  I will
probably just order a new set from TireRack and have them delivered to where
we are staying.  However, we still have 275 miles to our destination and the
spare says not to exceed 50 MPH.  I am not sure which is more dangerous:
exceeding the maximum speed on the tire or driving 50 on the NJ Turnpike and
Long Island Expressway.  I assume the 50 MPH sticker on the tire is primarily
there for liability protection.  Does anyone know what a reasonable safe
would be with this tire?  I promise not to sue you if you are wrong.  The
spare is on the rear, assuming that makes a

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