Lightweight spare tire...

Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. strokie

    strokie Well-Known Member

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    My originals wheels was steel wheel 14x5.5 with Goodyear tires 215/70/14 (25.85 dia.).
    Tires was more than ten years old, so I make a switch to15x7 Magnum 500 with 225/70/15.

    Now I need a spare tire...

    I can buy a 15 inches rim with a new tire 225/70/15 (27.4 dia.) but the cavity in the trunk for the spare make a big bump in the trunk... for the Dodge Charger 1967.

    I wish have a spare tire with less width, so I make research on the net to find a thinner tire with the same diameter, wheel pattern and hub dia.

    After a few beers... I finally found something interesting.

    07-14 Ford Edge, Wheel Rim 17x4-1/2 with T165/80D17 tire.

    T165/80D17 = 27.40 dia.

    Now the trunk spare board is flat like original...

    And 14 pounds less weight too.

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      qkcuda Well-Known Member

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      Thanks, I just put 17 inch wheels with 27 inch tires on my Charger and was looking for a spare that size.
       
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      Badvert65 Well-Known Member

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      How does the center hole (register) compare in size to the Mopar rims?
       
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      strokie Well-Known Member

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      The bolts pattern is the same, the hub dia. is tight... Just a little bit of grinding in I.D.
       
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