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Hey guys,

I have the original tires/rims for my Sable and would like to use one of them as a spare tire and get rid of the donut. The original tires are P205/65R15, and my new ones mounted on the slicers are P225/55R16.

I hate donuts so what do you guys think?
 

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Go for it. I think it'll fit in the trunk too. G2s had a full-sized spare option, so if that didn't change for G3, it'll fit, but you'll probably need a full-sized spare tire cover for the trunk. Go to the junkyard and check out the G2s for one.
 
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Originally posted by Qwertz9586@Mar 2 2004, 06:30 PM
Go for it. I think it'll fit in the trunk too. G2s had a full-sized spare option, so if that didn't change for G3, it'll fit, but you'll probably need a full-sized spare tire cover for the trunk. Go to the junkyard and check out the G2s for one.
Are you sure? I remember when I had my flat in my gen2, I had trouble trying to put the flat tire in the trunk. I could be wrong though, this was over 3 years ago
 

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I guess I've been lucky, but in over 15 years of driving, I've never had to put the donut tire on. I've known other people that have done it and it'll work in a pinch.

With that said, I wouldn't bother replacing it with a full size spare. That extra weight you carry around does lower gas milage a little and would probably add up over several years of carrying it around. I've had slow leaks in tires before, but just stuck more air in temporarily and got it fixed quick.
 

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well from my curb hitting experience, I'd keep the donut, if your wheel is bent back a bit replacing it with a slightly smaller tire could get you to safety, or a service station, while the full size will get you no where, you'll have to get the original one fixed anyways, why carry the extra weight. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I have a fullsize spare for my beater Dodge Aries. I just went to a self-help junkyard and looked for 1980's Dodges that used the same steel wheel and tire size. I bought a set of excellent condition used wheel+tire (it was from a reared Dodge Acclaim)... cost me $10.
 

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True, the wheel well isn't deep enough, but that's why the models that came with a full-sized spare had a special cover that kinda looks like those Continental kits on old cars (escept the one in the Taurus is carpeted to match the interior of the trunk).
 
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