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Just curious what peoples thoughts were on this. I don't think I've ever seen it brought up or mentioned. Are there any 16" mini-spares from other cars with a 4x114.3 bolt pattern? I figure any offset difference with the donut spare won't matter since it's so narrow.
 

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Just get a cheap 16" aftermarket wheel thats really narrow like 16x6. Offset shouldn't matter that much on a wheel that is that narrow. Most cars that will have a 16" spare are going to be 5 bolts. You could probably also get a few miles on a drag skinny, as long as it has a big enough dish on the rear for the caliper. If you only have the BBK in the front, you can get by on the stock spare. You'll just need to rotate a good wheel to the front if the front goes flat.
 

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You can always use your regular spare flipped outwards...ya know, ghetto style. I mean, if worse came to worse...i'll shut up now :oops:
 

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Can anyone give any good suggestions for spare wheels (16") to be used with BBK fronts and rears? I couldn't find any cheap wheels like American Racing Wheels series 089 or 289 that someone mentioned a year or two ago. I guess it's dated/obsolete?!? Tried to do a search at summitracing.com but just don't anymore time looking for one! Their search stinks. But they're well stocked! I don't want to drive my car far without having proper spare wheel/tire. :(
 

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I am risking it with no spare. I have road service and a mini air compressor with a plug kit.

"Officer, I am not drunk, just swerving to miss all the road debris since I have no spare tire...."
 

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For the few of us that are going 5 bolt, Crown Victoria or Mustang rim might be the way to go.
 

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I am risking it with no spare. I have road service and a mini air compressor with a plug kit.

"Officer, I am not drunk, just swerving to miss all the road debris since I have no spare tire...."
Haha, good idea! But I do have a spare 14" tire which won't work so a cop may not buy that excuse?!? :? :wink:

Seriously, I'm looking at Diamond Racing wheels suggested by william somewhere on this forum which I found by searching. Dunno if I can get the wheel and tire mounted in time for Toronto.
 

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I just called Diamond Racing and told them I'm looking for 16x8, 4x4.5 bolt, 4.5 backspacing Avenger wheel. Was told that the only ones (16x8, 4x4.5 bolt) in stock are 3.25" backspacing and that I would need to order more than one for them to make correct wheels!?!
 

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Mike - Centerline (www.centerlinewheels.com) will make custom wheels - starting in Aug.. so the Thruster wheels will be available again + some others. This may be an alternative - albeit not as inexpensive as using some stamped steel donut..

If you check out their current Wheel Deals, they have a $99 option in 16x8", 4x4.5" in 4.5" backspacing.. I believe perfect fit for the BBK and gotta love the $99 price...See url below:

http://www.centerlinewheels.com/wheel_deals_detail.php?id=5&type=bolt&data=4-4.5

Hope this helps...Jay B
 

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BBK = stock sized wheel/tire spare too small, that's why. You need 16" wheels to fit over BBK brakes.

Jay,
Thanks for pointing out Centerline's website. Called them up, they said prices for each wheel are for ordring a set of 4 wheels. But they were nice enuf to tell me that I can get different series for $99 when ordering one wheel. It's a Champ 800 series, part # 76 6805 425.
 

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How wide of a rim/tire can you fit in the spare tire well before the wood cover doesn't close anymore? For the 275/40/17 I plan on running, 245/50/16 would be an exact match. I'm hoping that will fit?

Mike, I can't find champ series on their website. Got a link?

Christian
 

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Cool, thanks Mike. I checked with Summit, they couldn't find anything in a 4 bolt pattern. I also called American Racing and Kragar, hoping they had some of the $35 dollar steelies in that size, no luck either. AR had nothing at all, and Kragar only had 13" in that bolt pattern. Looks like Centerline is the way to go.

Christian
 
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