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Do you carry a spare tire in your C3?

  • Yes, always

    Votes: 32 33.3%
  • No, never

    Votes: 61 63.5%
  • Just on long trips

    Votes: 3 3.1%
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OK, I've seen a few folks recently talk about using a spare or not. Got me wondering, how many of you carry a spare regularly in your C3? Just on long trips? Never?
 

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Spare tires?

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What fun is that? It's more fun to drive on bald tires with steel belts showing and roll the dice.

:partyon:
 

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Just for clarity............
Spare "Ammo" is what I carry "IN" the car.
A spare tire is what I would carry "UNDER" the car.

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When I first started working on my car, I redid the rear suspension including the spare tire carrier. I drove the car for a couple of years with the spare. Then my gas tank sprung a leak. Off came the spare tire carrier and it has never been back on. That has been about 4 years or so ago. If I have a flat, I hope I am close enough that my cell phone works and can get me a roll back or a spare to where I am.
 

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I voted "NO". However, not carrying one is new to me. Right before Bloomington Gold my rear spring broke, and I made a marathon repair the day before. Well, it was getting dark and I left the tire and carrier off. I love the new stance without the weight back there. When I was checking out the C3s at the show I noticed alot of them did not have spares so I think I am going to leave it off.

Not to mention the spare that came down is 30 years old and dry rotted to hell.
 

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Dam right I haul a full size spare. AAA don't help when you're out of range of a cell phone (and/or it'll take 6 hours to get there) and a can of Fix-a-Flat don't help when there's a 3" gash in the sidewall.
I carry a 10lb tool bag, too, and another bag with misc. nuts, bolts, wire, oil line, zip ties & hose clamps, etc. And a flashlight, jacket, oil, water and a fire extinguisher.
Lessons learned on the road with old pickups & motorcycles.
99% of the time I use the stuff to help someone else who's broke down and helpless.

John
 

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Dam right I haul a full size spare. AAA don't help when you're out of range of a cell phone (and/or it'll take 6 hours to get there) and a can of Fix-a-Flat don't help when there's a 3" gash in the sidewall.
I carry a 10lb tool bag, too, and another bag with misc. nuts, bolts, wire, oil line, zip ties & hose clamps, etc. And a flashlight, jacket, oil, water and a fire extinguisher.
Lessons learned on the road with old pickups & motorcycles.
99% of the time I use the stuff to help someone else who's broke down and helpless.

John

Any chance you would drive behind me at all times???????:laughing:
 

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Dam right I haul a full size spare. AAA don't help when you're out of range of a cell phone (and/or it'll take 6 hours to get there) and a can of Fix-a-Flat don't help when there's a 3" gash in the sidewall.
I carry a 10lb tool bag, too, and another bag with misc. nuts, bolts, wire, oil line, zip ties & hose clamps, etc. And a flashlight, jacket, oil, water and a fire extinguisher.
Lessons learned on the road with old pickups & motorcycles.
99% of the time I use the stuff to help someone else who's broke down and helpless.

John
you sound like me :thumbsup: Mine's not on the road yet and as much as I want to leave it out, I'm kind of afraid to go that route ;)
 

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I have a full size spare but no jack !! now thats a dumb ass !! do have a few tools and flashlight !!and a cell phone and hagerty insurance
24/7 toll free number !!!

jason your spring broke??? when did this happen ?????:rolling:
 

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My tires don't fit in the carrier any way, so I wouldn't have any place to put a flat. I removed my carrier a couple of years ago and it didn't go back on.
 

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The main reason I choose to carry a spare on my C3's is the added protection it provides from rear end collisions. Not much support between me and that gas tank without one.

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Any chance you would drive behind me at all times???????:laughing:
Behind you? No I don't think so. But I promise, if you don't pull into the next roadhouse for a beer within an hour or two, I'll come back and look for you. :thumbsup: :partyon:
 

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Whatsa spare?????:huh:

LOL...I probably shouldn't have voted. My longest trip is 1/4 mile. A spare was just dead weight for me to lose. Fot those that do carry one, I would think one of those fugly save-a-spare things would be a good option. Small and doesn't take up much space.

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