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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-02-2005, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Driving on the spare tire

Got a nail in my front tire and had to use the spare. Have close to 30k miles on the set of Michelin CTs so I decided to replace them all at Costco. Unfortunately, they do not carry the right size and have to order it. My question is how long can I drive on the donut and are there traveling distances or speeds I should avoid with the donut.

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Read the manual, why should we read ours to tell you what to do.
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Keep it under 55 mph for sure. I believe the tire itself may indicate that it is not intended for speeds over 45.

I would hate to go any further than 20-30 miles. Although it can go farther, the car will handle very poorly and be even worse in an emergency situation.

There are a lot of other good tire choices out there, I'd look at some alternatives instead of stressing about riding on the donut.

NCHMDX... the point of participating in these forums is to share any knowlege with fellow MDXers. Half the posts on here can be answered with the manual, so if that were a requirement it would be a pretty lightly visited site.

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Got a nail in my front tire and had to use the spare. Have close to 30k miles on the set of Michelin CTs so I decided to replace them all at Costco. Unfortunately, they do not carry the right size and have to order it. My question is how long can I drive on the donut and are there traveling distances or speeds I should avoid with the donut.
This is a good opportunity to get a real spare. Find a cheap rim at a junk yard or other cheap rim place. Then get a decent spare that you can safely use with your regular tires.

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This is a good opportunity to get a real spare. Find a cheap rim at a junk yard or other cheap rim place. Then get a decent spare that you can safely use with your regular tires.

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Does that mean I can stow a regular tire in place of the spare underneath the vehicle?
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Does that mean I can stow a regular tire in place of the spare underneath the vehicle?
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Does that mean I can stow a regular tire in place of the spare underneath the vehicle?
Of course.....do a search for FSS, or Full Size Spare! This is a big topic. Maybe Acura should have just used a FSS.

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Re: Driving on the spare tire

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Got a nail in my front tire and had to use the spare. Have close to 30k miles on the set of Michelin CTs so I decided to replace them all at Costco. Unfortunately, they do not carry the right size and have to order it. My question is how long can I drive on the donut and are there traveling distances or speeds I should avoid with the donut.
This is your chance to buy REAL tires! Run.....don't walk to your local Goodyear store!

The Cross Terrains are junk. Try the Goodyear Fortera Silent Armor tires. 70,000 mile tread life and better ride, handling, etc. all for about the same money as the Cross Terrains.

I have had the Cross Terrains on 2 different SUV's and have replaced them with the Goodyear Forteras....much better tires!

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This is a good opportunity to get a real spare. Find a cheap rim at a junk yard or other cheap rim place. Then get a decent spare that you can safely use with your regular tires
It is hard to find MDX parts at junk yard. Anyone know Pilot or Odyssey use same size rim as MDX?

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