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Old 01-23-2013, 07:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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You need a thin tire that is 26.7" in diameter.

There are tires that are close enough to serve as spares for short periods without cuasing diff problems, at 225x55-17, 205x65-16 and 205x70-15, if you can find a spare wheel that will fit and if that wheel fits over the brakes. Do the research as to what cars those tires fit and see if they have compact spares you can pick up in wrecking yards, whose offset and bolt pattern would match the Solstice.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:33 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yep, kidding! But seeing a Sol or Sky with a "conti" and fender skirts will not surprise me that much............
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Hi there!

Re: diff, while it may not be a choice depending on circumstance, the answer with using a mini-spare on out car would be to always put it on the front, rotating a good front wheel to the back if one of the back wheels has had a problem.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Drag a tire behind the car as you go down the road LOL.Seems to me that with the issues of jacking the car and the low profile ,the manufactures should have thought of this .Triple A and RoadSide Assistance is a poor excuse ,consider what would happen on a lonely road late at night.Poor engineering on GMs part.They could at least mounted under the car some small pancake hydraulic jacks of supplied a low profile pump jack.but alas what am I thinking ,there would not be a spare anyways.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Drag a tire behind the car as you go down the road LOL.Seems to me that with the issues of jacking the car and the low profile ,the manufactures should have thought of this .Triple A and RoadSide Assistance is a poor excuse ,consider what would happen on a lonely road late at night.Poor engineering on GMs part.They could at least mounted under the car some small pancake hydraulic jacks of supplied a low profile pump jack.but alas what am I thinking ,there would not be a spare anyways.
While I thought it was weird with the no tire when we bought our coupe, I have since discovered that several other small sport car manuf. do the same thing, or allow you to delete the trunk spare, and just offer the can of fix a flat and a small compressor.
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