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Thread: Spare tire.. Take it our or leave it in?

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    Default Spare tire.. Take it our or leave it in?

    I was wondering what most of you do with it.
    I have been reading that some people take them out to reduce weight, for quicker starts and better gas mileage.

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    For the little amount of performance gains it doesn't make sense to take it out permanently. But if you were to go to a track day or some other racing event. I woud take it out once I got there, and put it back in once I was done.

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    i say if you have AMA, then why not

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    leave the donut in.. you'll regret it when you have to call ama when it's -20 and they are an hour behind.. plus.. ama doesnt bring you a tire... they tow your car.. so you still gotta get the tire changed anyways.... for the weight of the tire, tell your gf to lose 15 lbs and it evens out.

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    i take mine out, my subwoofers kind of outweigh my full size spare by a little, plus with the car i have i would just rather have it towed over to a tire shop and have it done. (rims cost 600 a piece and would look silly if i had a spare tire on for a few days.

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    though on my corolla, it dosn't leave the house without having a spare in the trunk.

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    I am going to be taking mine out because i added the system
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    There is no point of taking it out , unless your going to be tracking or racing. Performance gains? No. Better gas? Yah right lol
    It doesnt weigh to much , and with all the construction going on around the city , its easy to get a flat.
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    Originally posted by JAYMEZ_STi
    There is no point of taking it out , unless your going to be tracking or racing. Performance gains? No. Better gas? Yah right lol
    It doesnt weigh to much , and with all the construction going on around the city , its easy to get a flat.
    exactly what i was thinking

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    the cheapest way to increase times at the track is weight reduction. take 'er out! also gets in the way for stealth stereo installs

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    Originally posted by fendercontender
    the cheapest way to increase times at the track is weight reduction. take 'er out! also gets in the way for stealth stereo installs
    dude, maybe if you took out your whole interior except the drivers seat and the dash would it make a difference. anyways, you never know when your going to get a flat and the last thing you want is to be put in that situation without a spare.

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    whats funnier is those ppl who take em out and then put subs in the back
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    i would like to get one of thoese Custom spare tire subs thoese are sweet. But that would be alot heavyer then the spare.
    I am keeping my spare in untill i get said sub. Oh btw today i added a jack to my trunk Thought it might be a good idea to have one, seeing that i have a tire in there
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    i took it out at the track and ran the same time as i did when i had it in.

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    take it out at the track, but leave it in for normal driving. After all, never know when you will need it.
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    its there for a reason. leave it alone

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    Leave it in.

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    Originally posted by fendercontender
    the cheapest way to increase times at the track is weight reduction. take 'er out! also gets in the way for stealth stereo installs
    ok, so you are talking about taking it out for weight reduction.. then you say it gets in the way for a stealth stereo install?

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    the "stealth" stereo he is refering or spare tire sub
    is something like this
    http://www.sparetirebox.com/home/

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    Originally posted by Takemetoothemoo
    the "stealth" stereo he is refering or spare tire sub
    is something like this
    http://www.sparetirebox.com/home/
    I know what he is talking about..

    if you are worried about weight, why would you take out the spare, and add more weight witha sub?

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