voicepro Posted November 19, 2014 Report Share Posted November 19, 2014 ...had a flat last week, and it turns out my "toy tire" was underinflated. By the time I got to the tire shop, I'd eaten it up...but it got me there. I left the carcass of the spare with the shop. Today I went to a salvage yard to find a replacement. Made me nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs to be driving around with no spare. ...two tries, including having made a paper pattern from one of my good wheels, and I still haven't found the right one. Turns out the "convenience spare" (that "toy tire") has a different lug offset than on a conventional drive car. ...don't look forward to hassling my tire shop again with a third non-fit. ...how can you tell you're getting the right one, short of putting it on the wheel (not a likely prospect while in a salvage yard)? ...is there some nomenclature on the spare (the "toy tire") that would tell me it's a fit for my '98 Deville? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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