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Hey,
I was wondering if anyone could suggest a lighter substitute for the stock spare wheel. Something like a simple doughnut spare. I think I heard something once about a spare from an RX7, but I am not sure.
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Celica GTs and STs have the smaller donut spare in them. You wouldn't want to drive for long with these in the rear if you have an LSD diff.
 

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At all actually. You'll burn out the clutch packs in your diff really quick with those. Just try and find something lighter then the stock combo, its harder then you think though. Most steelies in 14 and 15 inch sizes are as heavy or heavier then our aluminum rims (they weigh 16 pounds btw). Your best bet is to get a skinner tall tire on a stock rim. Try and save the weight with the rubber instead. Just be sure to match the factory overall diameter (24.9 inches). The other advantage to doing that is that 225s are a little too tall for our hatchs and suck up a little more hatch room then they should. A 205 would be just right.

That or get a donut spare and if you do get a flat in the rear, remove one of your front wheels and put that on the back and put the donut on the front. Kind of a PITA though.
 

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get a 195/70/14 on a steel wheel, or even the stock wheel, it's the same outer diameter and narrower and lighter.
 

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U could use a donut if you're willing to move a front tire to the rear when
u have a flat in the rear. think Celica's have a donut.

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I don't think a donut would be any lighter than a stock tire. I have one and it came with a 195/70/14 and is at least as heavy as a stock 225/60 on the aluminum wheels.
 

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Cell phone and AMA card.... total weight savings=39lbs. :)
 

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Darin, they mean one of those mini donuts that come on fwd cars and such. They're like 18 inchs or something in diameter, definatly lighter. Personally I don't like to put myself into situations I can't get myself out of on my own. I will always carry a full size spare (maybe just thinner and lighter though).
 

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Actually, what I was wondering was if anyone knew of a donught spare that had the same diameter as our full size spare. (so as to not ruin the diff)
Sorry, shoulda been clearer.
 

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The aluminum RX7 donut you are thinking of is from the 2nd gen rx7 - make sure you get the 4-lug. Some of the second gens came with aluminum jacks and handles too.
Sorry, not sure on the weight.
 

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I've got a space saver wheel from a Nisan Silvia for mine. They same with roughly the same tyre/wheel combination (205/60R15 on 15x6" wheel) as my XX and have the same overall diameter and the same 4x114.3 pattern.
 

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the RX7 wheels won't fit, they run a 4x110 bolt pattern and it will get close but won't quite go on. At least not the ones I tried. Just letting you all know.
 
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