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Spare tire removal, what in its place?

I'm thinking about removing my spare tire for weight reduction for mpg and the issue is that there's nothing to support the spare tire cover. Any ideas?
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Re: Spare tire removal, what in its place?

just weld some metal rods there like # to be support
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Re: Spare tire removal, what in its place?

if your worrying about removing the spare tire for weight reduction, then you clearly don't use the car for a grocery getter, so why not just remove the trunk floor as well?
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Re: Spare tire removal, what in its place?

you can't forget about our already fun weight distribution..
SO you could relocate the battery back there.
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Re: Spare tire removal, what in its place?

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you clearly don't use the car for a grocery getter, so why not just remove the trunk floor as well?
x2!

Thats what I did in my Accord.
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Re: Spare tire removal, what in its place?

Just gut the entire trunk. Carpet and all.
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Re: Spare tire removal, what in its place?

Even tho it might be a significant weight reduction, I would caution about taking the tire out...Personally if I did that, the next day I would get a flat. But hey, thats just me.
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Re: Spare tire removal, what in its place?

In some areas you may even receive a defect/citation for not having a spare tyre fitted. (Obviously cars not fitted with spares from factory such as the new BMW 540i for example are exempt from these rules)
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In some areas you may even receive a defect/citation for not having a spare tyre fitted.
Alas, that's only outside the United States, in places they expect you to be able to do something to help yourself if you break down. I can't think of a single state here that requires a spare tire or the tools to change it. In fact, I know people here who have no idea how to change a tire!
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I'm thinking about removing my spare tire for weight reduction for mpg and the issue is that there's nothing to support the spare tire cover. Any ideas?
dead hookers usually do the trick
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In some areas you may even receive a defect/citation for not having a spare tyre fitted. (Obviously cars not fitted with spares from factory such as the new BMW 540i for example are exempt from these rules)
Cars without a spare from the factory must have run flat tires
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dead hookers usually do the trick
thats awful. I probably shouldn't laugh at that tho haha.
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