<VV> Space Saver Spare For Early Model
wrokit at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 5 10:49:30 EDT 2014
> I am curious as to why there is an interest. Of course, I may be missing
> It seems that you are looking for a space-saver spare of the same diameter
> as our stock wheels. If so, there wouldn't be much, if any, space
> savings. The width of the tire can't be too much different either. The reason
> space-saver tires exist are that they are smaller than their own car's stock
> wheel and the car manufacturers want to save weight to meet federal MPG
> standards. This isn't much of an issue for us especially considering that the
> space-savers weigh about the same as our stock wheels. ... or do they?
> Why would you want to replace a stock Corvair spare with a space-saver
> wheel of similar weight and size when the space-saver wheel is not designed to
> be driven at normal speeds or long distances? Unsafe at certain speeds.
> Again, if I am missing something, let me know.
Doc- I was curious as to whether there was any significant weight differences between my spare
and a space saver at the same or nearly the same o.d., and I found that the space saver for my Pontiac
Grand Am had a nearly identical O.D., so I weighed both, and found that the space saver was 1 lb lighter
than my spare. Not worth it to me!!
63 Spyder daily driver, EFI(!)
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