Thread: Blowout!!!
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: Blowout!!!

Originally Posted by dummo View Post
I went to get my jack out of my SW2 for use as an aid in repairing my mother in-law's outside staircase and noticed that my never used Space-Saver Spare had exploded at some time in the last year-ish. Exposed steel wires and ripped open tread. This is a moderately rusty rim as the wheel well does get moist inside and I found it with about a half inch of water in it when I first purchased the car. I am open for suggestions as to the best and easiest way to replace the thing.
Weird, mine was burst too.... it was also very well used, so I assumed it happened during use. I never asked my brother-in-law about it.

Q: Does a full size spare fit in the well? (If it does then why did they put in a space-saver spare? money???)
I pulled a 14" fullsize wheel from a salvage yard car and it almost fits flat.... close enough for me. I don't have the carpet or board in the truck anymore, Though.

2000 SL2 Automatic (back on the road) 17X,XXX miles.
1999 Chevy K3500


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