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    Default spare tire in 1982

    did the 82 vette have a regular sized spare in that hidden compartment up under the rear end or did they have temporary tires back then ( i was only 10 in 82 so it didnt matter to me)

    either way what size was it and where can i get one





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    The 82 has a regular spare in the tire carrier under the gas tank. It is not as wide as the rest of the tires on the car, but is not a mini spare. Something around a 225/50/15 size. Any radial tire will do for this purpose, but you need a wheel with the correct bolt pattern for the Vette.

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    I was thinking the 80-82s had space-saver spares. My 80 has a space-saver.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wishuwerehere82 View Post
    The 82 has a regular spare in the tire carrier under the gas tank. It is not as wide as the rest of the tires on the car, but is not a mini spare. Something around a 225/50/15 size. Any radial tire will do for this purpose, but you need a wheel with the correct bolt pattern for the Vette.
    i have yet to see a single catalog that lists a wheel for the spare.....i'll keep digging

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    My 81 has a space-saver spare as well..
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    I just sold my entire OEM setup to another member here. My full size spare was a 205x70x15...I think. Maaaay have even been a 195x70x15. I'm positive it was a 70-series.
    It was definitely the original factory tire though. If you want a pic of what I had, I can post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshotzny View Post
    did the 82 vette have a regular sized spare in that hidden compartment up under the rear end or did they have temporary tires back then ( i was only 10 in 82 so it didnt matter to me)

    either way what size was it and where can i get one
    My 1982 has a temporary tire, but i couldn't tell you if it was original (sure looks old).

    I wasn't even born yet in 1982.

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    "Spare tire"...hope I don't need mine for another 27 years.

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    I was just wondering the same thing about the spare tire size. Right now I have nothing back there and I too need to find something if for nothing more than weight. I am waiting for the build sheet to arrive, will the info be on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceangal View Post

    $250.00 FOR A PHONY SPARE TIRE

    WHATS THIS THING MADE OUT OF!

    i hope i can find one cheaper somewhere

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    I was hoping I could get some info from the picture to figure out what size it might be. I sure wasn't going to buy it for $250.

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    yea me neither, ill take my chances for now until i can find one cheaper.... but so far no luck on there or craigslist

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceangal View Post
    I was hoping I could get some info from the picture to figure out what size it might be. I sure wasn't going to buy it for $250.
    I stand corrected from my earlier post. The tire is a 195 x 80 x 15. This was part of the complete assembly that I sold to Bwmurph a couple months back. (That thread)


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