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itlbrnmoff
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posted 05-16-2003 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if anyone here has ever used the teenie weenie spares as front runners?

Would it be safe with the appropriate sized tires, not the spares?

My reasoning is that I have a bent older Boyd's rim on the back of my Stang and they no longer make this particular rim, so I'm sunk.

Curious, I went ahead and threw 2 14x6 temps on the front and I have the 15x7 Boyds on the rear...it looks dorky now.

I could paint them aluminum colored and it might help, but.....it's just temporary until I can pick up a good set of rims.

What would you do?

Thanks. PT

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 05-16-2003 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen guys run the aluminum spares from convertible foxes on the front with the proper tires.they are hard to find though.

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GTRocks
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posted 05-18-2003 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a topic similar to this on another forum and the consensus was that many tracks wouldn't let you run with them. The rims aren't made for the kind of speed that would be inherent at the track. I think they're only rated to like 45 mph. Granted it'd be higher than that with better tires, but still, they were saying that you still wouldn't be allowed to run.

True or False, I couldn't tell you, but that was the consensus.

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TurboGT
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posted 05-19-2003 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've used the aluminum spare wheels only in the past with no problems. They're DOT rated, light, cheap, and with centerlines on the back, almost match.

PLEASE don't use the tires that come on them for anything other than reching a destination for emergency purposes only at 45-50 mph! Replace them with skinny speed rated tires of your choice, say 165-15 radials for the street, or frontrunners for the strip.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 05-21-2003 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just ordered a couple cheap rims from Summit Racing that almost match the old Boyd's rims. Eagle Alloys 028. They're not identical, but, with those on the back and the Boyd's on the front, it might not be too noticeable.
Thanks. PT

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ext. cab st. bed 5.9L...
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306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
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Moneymaker
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posted 05-21-2003 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We ran the aluminum Turbo space saver wheels on Tony's Capri for several years.
The car could run 100 MPH and we had zero problems.

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