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    DIY Remove That Spare Tire

    Ok guys, listen up. I know its a little complicated so I broke it down into steps for those that don't know how to do this


    1. First, pop the hatch so it looks like this, you dont want to mess up on this step or you might run into problems later on.



    2. It is critical that you use the hook provided to secure the board properly so it does not fall on your head causing bodily harm and a trip to the emergency room.


    3. Once you have safely secured the floor board, you should see this in front of you. Once at this stage, twist the white hand screw in the middle of the Bose sub counter-clockwise. If you twist the wrong way, you could possibly snap the bolt.



    4. Once fully unscrewed, the bolt should just slide out and look like this.



    5. Gently lift the Bose sub trying to be very gentle as contains delicate audio equipment and place to the side for the next step



    6. This is by far the most difficult part in removing the spare. depending on your size, this might take two people to lift out of the hatch.



    7. Now place the Bose sub back into the original location. Make sure to tighten the bolt firmly or you might experience rattling when the Bass hits HARD!



    8. This is an optional step that you may take as you wont be needing these item anymore. but make sure you keep the tow hook!



    9. These are the pieces you should have once they are all removed



    10. The spare tire





    Now for some weights! I (Krayzie) am not responsible for any miscalculations as this scale is not legal for trade?



    -The Spare weighs a Whopping 52.8 lbs.
    -The Jack weights 8 lbs.
    -All the Tools combined weigh 12 lbs.




    *sorry for any spelling mistakes:cool:
    What spelling mistakes:wub:.



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    Last edited by Dr.2K; 08-13-2007 at 12:15 AM.

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    nice write up. at 52 lbs im going to throw my spare tire in the back of my garage. i know just by saying this the day after i will get a flat tire and need my spare:frown:

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    Cool write up. I have been running without my spare for a few months already, put it back in just for the trips(of course I forget my lug key though).

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    Awesome write-up. Only problem is, I DIY'd this years ago!

    Where were you then? Hehe, I had no idea it was that heavy though.

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    Nice Krayzie, but a bit too late for me as this mod had already been checked off on the things to do list .

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    well thats the reason all of you are mods and admin, you've already done the mod. Thats what separates up from the others

    Edit;

    Umm....I can edit.

    EDIT2

    i can edit too
    Last edited by Krayzie; 08-12-2007 at 11:14 PM. Reason: Testing Krayzies Thread...replying to The Doc

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    Fun write-up,
    but 52 lbs or not . . . get a flat and then have to tow .
    I'll keep the spare.

    Sensitive audio equip

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    Quote Originally Posted by gto-dave View Post
    Fun write-up,
    but 52 lbs or not . . . get a flat and then have to tow .
    I'll keep the spare.

    Sensitive audio equip

    +1 Not planning to shell out for some run flats either. A+ for effort on the write up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z33_2_FX35 View Post
    +1 Not planning to shell out for some run flats either. A+ for effort on the write up.
    If you switch to run flats and take out the spare, not only is that extra money, but the run flats are alot heavier from what I recall...?

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    and the run flats dont last as long?

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    To be on the safe side, you could replace the spare tire and tools for one of those temporary fix kits. I think one of them is "green slime" that comes with a tire inflator to fix any small leaks. This is what I carry in my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krayzie View Post
    and the run flats dont last as long?
    and i heard they handle like sh|t too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cube View Post
    If you switch to run flats and take out the spare, not only is that extra money, but the run flats are alot heavier from what I recall...?
    Oh yeah run flats are a lot heavier than regular tires. I've mounted a few on a Vette before and they are the biggest pain in the ass. The sidewalls are so stiff and hard you have to get 2 guys on it. Also they go for like $350 a pop.

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    Nice write-up. Very complete and great pictures. I'd like to say that I used the green slime before on a slow leak that I had in a tire. It worked like a charm and has not lost air. If I remember correctly though, you have to remove the valve stem so make sure you have a valve stem tool with you as well.

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    so, roughly 73lbs?!?! That's like half a person! AAA FTW

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    Nice write up! I've never seen this yet, and with your help I think I'll be able to tackle this one. Thanks!
    "Bass Hits Hard" lol!

    73lbs! What's that saying about how much weight you loose is like gaining **hp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keemo View Post
    Nice write up! I've never seen this yet, and with your help I think I'll be able to tackle this one. Thanks!
    "Bass Hits Hard" lol!

    73lbs! What's that saying about how much weight you loose is like gaining **hp?
    I heard every 100lbs saved picks you up around 0.1 on your 0-60...not sure if its true or just a ricer myth.

    the weight saving possibilities just keep piling up!

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    it's supposed to be 100lb's is good for a 10th of a second in the quarter mile, but where it is in relation to weight transfer can affect the 60' more. 100lb's on the nose is not the same as 100lb's on the back end.

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    or my method i tell everyone ..... 4 years/unlimited mile call 18006626200 for roadside assistance lol

    i was thinking about taking out the spare but didn't want any more rattles

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    100 pounds = how much more added to my mpg?


 
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