Spare Tire - Do you carry them?


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Do you carry your spare tire?

Poll ended at Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:56 pm

Yes - both in Singapore and Malaysia
26
42%
Yes - both in Singapore and Malaysia
26
42%
No in Singapore, Yes in Malaysia
3
5%
No in Singapore, Yes in Malaysia
3
5%
No - both in Singapore and Malaysia
2
3%
No - both in Singapore and Malaysia
2
3%
 
Total votes: 62

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Spare Tire - Do you carry them?

Postby gohch » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:56 pm

Okay, subject says it all.

Before we get mistaken, the answer is "No", this poll is not about the spare tires that some carry around their waist! :x

So, leave them at home for better fuel economy or carry them just in case?

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Postby WitchKing » Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:07 pm

i hv had a coupla flats ... so i find it useful.
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Postby t4sport » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:51 pm

i juz carry VOC and AAS phone number. doesn't weigh a thing. :P
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Postby proscar » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:00 pm

I carry them, but I never checked if they have air, so kena before, change onto car when car is 5 years old, the spare tire flater than the punctured tire. `ba
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Postby malkie » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:50 am

Anyone done a study or analyse how much money you might save (petrol) per month or per week from not carry the "extra" weight due to the spare tire? i am curious.. It may make me change my vote...
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Postby proscar » Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:50 am

malkie wrote:Anyone done a study or analyse how much money you might save (petrol) per month or per week from not carry the "extra" weight due to the spare tire? i am curious.. It may make me change my vote...


hmmm, not only that, but a lot of us have loads of stuff in the boot. Think the stuff in my boot must weigh a good 20-30kg, and that's excl spare tires, jack etc.
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Postby zika » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:05 am

I used to carry it then threw it out to make space for my sports gear and all..
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Postby gohch » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:16 am

WitchKing wrote:i hv had a coupla flats ... so i find it useful.


Curious. Do you change out the flats yourself?
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Postby derrick479 » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:39 am

malkie wrote:Anyone done a study or analyse how much money you might save (petrol) per month or per week from not carry the "extra" weight due to the spare tire? i am curious.. It may make me change my vote...


just a joke, here are the ways to safe petrol `bana `bana `bana
- traffic light off engine
- off aircon
- down slope put to neutral
- take out all the seats(except driver)
- push car from stop...

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Re: Spare Tire - Do you carry them?

Postby NCS » Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:42 pm

Just leave the spare tire behind lor...
I once taken out to pump air before, the tire is the thin type...
and it's not heavy at all... just a few kg nia...

Why bother to take out `bl ...
it unlucky tire burst and you are unable to contact anyone (who knows)... spare tire will be great help.
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Postby t4sport » Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:35 pm

juz a few kg? the spare on the T4 oredi weighs abt 18kg. the space saver spare on my van oso dem blardy heavy when i lifted it out.
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Postby S60R1 » Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:45 pm

I believe that Volvo designed it's rear impact protection taking into account the presence of the spare tire... dunno the effects if it is missing.

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Postby gohch » Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:11 pm

derrick479 wrote:just a joke, here are the ways to safe petrol `bana `bana `bana
- traffic light off engine
- off aircon
- down slope put to neutral
- take out all the seats(except driver)
- push car from stop...


I remembered watching a program called MythBusters on cable that challenged turning off the aircon versus winding down the windows, which would save more petrol. The idea is that with windows down air turbulence would require more petrol to overcome. In the end, after running a controlled test, it showed that turning off the aircon and running with windows down used less petrol than having the aircon on.
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Postby TitaniumT4 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:31 pm

I carry the spares, also an electric air-pump that can plug to the ciggie lighter socket. kia su
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Postby HippyT4 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:28 pm

I carry the spare and a can of canister gas inflater. On long trip, I will additionally put in all in one, electric pump cum starter cum E-Light.

TitaniumT4 wrote:I carry the spares, also an electric air-pump that can plug to the ciggie lighter socket. kia su
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Postby derrick479 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:31 pm

i have this (so called) wrong impression that winding down the windows would increase the resistance to the car from the wind... is it true?

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Postby scruffy » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:34 am

sadly I carry a spare tyre & know I need to loose some weight........
and yes I do carry a spare for the car too.........what was that
about having a rubber handy better safe than sorry......... ;)
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Postby TitaniumT4 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:59 am

scruffy wrote:.........what was that
about having a rubber handy better safe than sorry......... ;)


live by the rubber and swear by the rubber!
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