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Have you used your F430 spare tire?

Discussion in '360/430' started by Atlantic, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Atlantic

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    Has anyone used their spare tire? If so did the wheel that they removed fit in the trunk? My 430 came with a spare and an inflator kit, thankfully neither of which I've had the opportunity to use. By eyeball only it appears that neither the front nor the rear tire will fit in the trunk. TIA
     
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  3. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    ive never used any spare tire in 22 yrs and 80 cars!
     
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  4. Atlantic

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    Lucky Boy!
     
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  5. mike32

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    I understand you have to put the wheel with the flat on the front passenger seat,
     
  6. Atlantic

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    LOL!!! I'll have to have a special "flat tire cover" made! ...or perhaps a Baja style roof rack.
     
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  8. mike32

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    I read on here a few years ago someone said you can only get the front one in, rear too wide. Not tried it myself.
     
  9. msper

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    The spare tire jack kit comes with a tire cover
     
  10. efg2014

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    Comes with a spare tire? I guess it would make more sense to change the tire vs calling a tow truck. As I was told by my shop that not all tow truck drivers know how to correctly hoist exotics.
     
  11. Atlantic

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    Thanks all, I figured that that was the solution. I guess it will come down to choosing between my girlfriend and the flat rear wheel.
     
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  13. msper

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  14. hessank

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    Yes the girlfriend goes in the Frunk
     
  15. mike32

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    I dont think you can buy new these days, they were very expensive when you could. I think they can only be used with steel brakes anyway.
     
  16. msper

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    The spare will work with both steel and carbon brakes.
     
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  17. mike32

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    I was not sure the calipers would fit inside !!
     
  18. msper

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    I had a 2009 with carbon brakes and it fit perfectly.....Its a really rare option
     

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