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Old 09-03-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Question Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

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I was checking pressure of the compact spare (I keep it at 60psi which is rated pressure) and it had split with several inches of steel belt exposed. Interestingly it did not blow out but was still holding pressure (55psi). However, obviously it's unusable.

Where can I purchase a new T11570R14 tire? The rim is like new.

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Old 09-03-2005, 10:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

Your local junkyard is going to be the best place. It will also save you a ton of money over the dealer.
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:59 PM   #3
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Your local junkyard is going to be the best place. It will also save you a ton of money over the dealer.
Any place other that dealer to purchase new spare tire? Also, what is cost estimate.

I was going to consider junk yard, but would prefer to just buy a new one unless the cost is outrageous.
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Old 09-04-2005, 05:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

You really don't wanna know how much they cost new......it's a really hard to find tire size.

You're actually better off grabbing a spare rim and having a cheap tire mounted on it and carrying around a full sized spare.
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:08 AM   #5
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

Would a full size spare fit flat in the spare tire well?


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You really don't wanna know how much they cost new......it's a really hard to find tire size.

You're actually better off grabbing a spare rim and having a cheap tire mounted on it and carrying around a full sized spare.
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:57 AM   #6
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

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Would a full size spare fit flat in the spare tire well?

No, it's just a bit too small for the tire to fit in...not deep enough either.

If you're planning on going that route, just dedicate a corner for a full-sized spare. It takes up a bit of prescious cargo room, but being able to go 80(average flow of traffic) mph on the freeway for as long as you want, as opposed to 50MPH/50 Miles that you're limited to on the spare. I think it's very well worth it.
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:24 AM   #7
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

You should probably consider getting AAA. If you don't have it already. It's about $50 a year.
Junk yard is usually the best place for a donut.........$10
While your at the junk yard, get a full size tire with rim. ........$25

Prices will vary junk yard to junk yard.
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Old 09-04-2005, 02:11 PM   #8
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Least fuss would be to get one on-line from a reputable
"parts recycler"... . Least cost would be a boneyard - but I would
want to be the one who took it out of the vehicle so I could be sure
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Old 09-04-2005, 04:11 PM   #9
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Dizzy Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

Back to the original question...........Where can I purchase a new T11570R14 tire?

Any place other than dealer?
What cost to expect from dealer?
If other sources, what cost to expect?
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Old 09-04-2005, 05:15 PM   #10
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I was checking pressure of the compact spare (I keep it at 60psi which is rated pressure) and it had split with several inches of steel belt exposed. Interestingly it did not blow out but was still holding pressure (55psi). However, obviously it's unusable.

Where can I purchase a new T11570R14 tire? The rim is like new.

Thanks
Same thing happened to us. We got a replacement at Discount Tire in AZ. If they are not available, try a Goodyear store. Be prepared for a special order, at what might seem like a high price. Yoiu can also try wrecking yards for a used one that might be better. Just age and ozone will do in a spare.
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:22 PM   #11
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

Got a NEW donut off a Saturn at a Pick n Pull junkyard for 10 bucks...Car was in bad shape and the donut was never used...I believe if there are no Saturns around a Honda donut will work just as well.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:13 AM   #12
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

Good deal because a new T115/70R14 spare tire (part #09593842) has an MSRP of $91.97. I think they're so expensive because of the relatively low volume sales of donut spares.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #13
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Dizzy Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

I doubt this will be of use to the original post author, but others may benefit.

Finding a NEW compact spare was more of a challenge than I thought. The tire size is T115/70-R14. I called a Firestone dealer, a Saturn dealer, Firestone.com, TireRack.com and a few other online retailers. Nobody sold that size tire! Instead they suggested I look in a junk yard. Like I needed another OLD tire. That was my problem to begin with - the tire's tread split because of old age.

Finally, I found that my local Goodyear dealer could order a replacement, a Yokahama T115/70/D14. Different tire technology, but the same size.

After I had already ordered the Yokahama I got a response from Firestone.com. They said that the tire could be ordered through a local dealer. Why didn't the local dealer mention that???

Anyway, I hope this post helps someone avoid a similar struggle. Have you checked the condition of your S-Series compact spare lately?
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:32 PM   #14
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...the tire's tread split because of old age.
No, it didn't. There was a defect, or something came in contact with it and damaged it. Old tires ROT, they don't split. There would've been dry rot all over that tire long before it split. But with no sun exposure, that would take decades. Tour any salvage yard and look for donut spares damaged the way yours is. On a good day, you might find one.

A full-size spare takes up a LOT more than "a corner" of the cargo area. It's also dangerous to have it loose back there (there's a reason the spare is bolted down). AAA or BetterWorld Club is a good idea for any car our age; towing coverage for an old car is WAY cheaper than high-premium insuarance for a newer car. But it's no substitute, esp. in the eyes of the law, for a working spare.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:49 PM   #15
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I was checking pressure of the compact spare (I keep it at 60psi which is rated pressure) and it had split with several inches of steel belt exposed. Interestingly it did not blow out but was still holding pressure (55psi). However, obviously it's unusable.

Where can I purchase a new T11570R14 tire? The rim is like new.

Thanks
Get a new one... you don't want anyone else's junk. You could probably get it from tirerack.com for a decent price and if you have never used them they are cheap and reliable. They won't steal you credit card number and run away... They are a huge company and alot of dealerships use them including mine. and my previous dealerships. they cover all name brand tires... you name it they got it.
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

You can have mine for $20. I have a full sized spare in the trunk. For all the reasons already given. Except that you are in Atlanta.
I would never go on any trip farther than 10 miles from home, without a full sized spare.

NO, a full sized spare does not fit in the trunk well. Thanks Saturn.
By about 1/2 inch diameter. I would be happy if it set in there, never mind the height problem.

I think the team who worked on the trunk design, had just finished figuring out where to put the oil filter Same lack of thought in each case....

(Jeez, even my base model 77 Rabbit had a full sized spare! )
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

I appreciate all of the information on the Saturn donut spare situation. My concern/question is how long I should let my original, unused, spare go before replacing it simply for safety-sake?

This infomration, obviously, would apply to any vehicle, not just Saturns.


I have an '01 SL2, so my spare is coming up on its 10th birthday. I would assume that age must be a factor by this point.... and that 9 out of 10 people with cars of this age or older never even think of this issue.
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I appreciate all of the information on the Saturn donut spare situation. My concern/question is how long I should let my original, unused, spare go before replacing it simply for safety-sake?
If kept in the trunk, inflated to close to the proper level and not exposed to any harsh chemicals, it should outlast the rest of the car and its owner.
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If kept in the trunk, inflated to close to the proper level and not exposed to any harsh chemicals, it should outlast the rest of the car and its owner.
Yep. 99 SL2 here. It's been parked outside in eleven years of northeast Ohio weather and the compact spare (never used) looks brand new. Holds pressure just fine and no damage/separation to the tire at all.
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Default Re: Where to purchase T115/70R14 compact spare tire?

I have a regular full size 175-70R-14 in place of my spare.

My spare blew up and i put a very bald(pervious owner) tire in place that works fine. It sticks up a little, but i like i better that way because the board doesn't bow if you put something heavy in the middle.

I think i'd be best to have one of those instead of a regular spare tire.
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