[TR] Space-saver or full-size spare?
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
TR6 Interior Panels, Boot Covers and Fender Blankets
From: DAVID MASSEY
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?
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.
74 TR6 CF22072U
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