[TR] Space-saver or full-size spare?

Bob Danielson 75tr6 at tr6.danielsonfamily.org
Thu Jul 2 06:37:39 MDT 2020

David… if you read my post, you’ll find links to the tank design and the Space Saver Spare

Bob Danielson
TR6 Interior Panels, Boot Covers and Fender Blankets

Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:14 AM
To: soknacki at soknacki.com; triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] Space-saver or full-size spare?

Or leave it deflated and carry a can of Fix-A-Flat for when (if) you need it.

Another option is to get a tyre/wheel from a TR3-4.  It has a narrower rim and tire and will easily fit if the 205 just barely fits.

I have a space-saver spare but I forgot what it was from.  It opened up a nice bit of room in the well.

So, does the new tank have a larger capacity?


-----Original Message-----
From: David Soknacki <soknacki at soknacki.com>
To: triumphs at autox.team.net <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Wed, Jul 1, 2020 10:02 pm
Subject: [TR] Space-saver or full-size spare?
I had an aluminum fuel tank from Boyd Welding installed in my 74 TR6. I knew that it was larger than the standard tank. So when I picked up my car, I wasn’t surprised to hear that my spare tire was a tight fit. Only today I found out that the spare fit only because it was deflated! Fortunately I made the discovery in my driveway.
So I need a spare tire.
What is the thinking of list members for getting a ‘space saver’ tire instead of one that is full size?
I wouldn’t plan to drive far or quickly on a space-saver, and having flat space in the boot would be nice. On the other hand I’m not sure if my tailpipe would drag or whether a short drive on the space-saver would cause other problems.
The (deflated) spare is a P205/65 R15. If I were to replace it with a full size tire, I plan to look at something as narrow as a 175/65R15. Being 30mm more narrow might even allow me to inflate my spare!
Please let me know your thoughts.
Thanks so much.
David Soknacki
74 TR6 CF22072U
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