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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Best Place to Buy a Spare Tire

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Need to buy a spare (tiny donut) tire. Guess the dealer wants $100, as thats what they list on line. Anybody know good place other than the dealer, as I imagine any other place will cost less....

Also, is there a size/configuration for the 5 lug nut "holes" I should ask about in the search?

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Thanks, Glow. I take it that is lingo for a standard wheel size? So I call around and just ask for 5X110 steel wheel with donut tire?

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the 5X110 is the lug pattern. the tires for donuts are not avalible that i know mainly go to a junk yard and buy a $80 or less dollar spare tire with the rim

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the 5X110 is the lug pattern. the tires for donuts are not avalible that i know mainly go to a junk yard and buy a $80 or less dollar spare tire with the rim
Thanks, euro, but really, if I have to pay $80 at a junk yard, Ill pay $100 from a dealer and have new..... Thanks for the education on the bolt/lug pattern. Learned something new.
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Don't think it would be that much at the junk yard. They have tons of them and not many buyers.
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Don't think it would be that much at the junk yard. They have tons of them and not many buyers.
After thinking about it, thats right. Thing is, how does one determine at the yard if that spare wheel has that spec of 5X110? Is it stamped on the steel somewhere?

Even if it was inside a trunk of say, a smashed cobalt, you cant assume. Things get thrown around yards all the time from other cars for convenience. Ive seen it.

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cant you go to wal-mart and get one?

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Best place to go is Discount Tire if you have one around... Got one for my mom a few months ago, cost $100 out the door and that was Tire and rim... Not a bad price at all considering their steelies start out around $65
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