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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hi ALL!

Has anyone tried to see if a full size spare fits in the spot where the space saver tyre sits?? Specifically the models with the 17 inch rims. (2.3 litre)

Here in Australia they are know as SP23, i believe they have other names in other parts of the world, GT i think.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-16-2004, 03:30 PM
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yup "GT" here in Canada... "s" in the USA...

thats a good question, ill have to try it on mine next time i have a wheel off...

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Keep us posted if you ever get the chance to do it.

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P.S i dont know why mazda has so many names for this car (gt, s, sp23)
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i can tell you that a full size 17" does not fit down in the tire well, i got a flat driving to baltimore on wednesday, the tire fit in there but the compartment wouldn't sit back down flat. Also i love how mazda makes the donut a big frickin yellow plate for a rim. Ended up costing me around $300 for a new tire.
now i have to try and use my tire warranty.

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Few notes....

The spare tire wheel isn't deep enough to accomodate a full sized tire.

If you get a flat tire with the michelins, don't buy a replacement mich. Instead replace all four tires with better all-seasons like the Falken ZIEX-512's.

Not only will it be close the price of replacing a SINGLE mich tire (most high performance (aka better then stock) tires are around 80-90 each), but you'll decrease your braking distance, increase your lateral traction, and your dry traction to boot.

Mich's aren't very good tires. The reason they are so expensive is because mich sells them to the dealers for almost nothing (which is why they use them) they greatly overexaggerates the price when replacements are required, making back their inital investment.

Unfortuantly many people don't realize this, and end up paying 3x more money for an inferior tire =/.
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also, im glad i bought the rim/tire protection. im getting fully reimbursed for the new tire i had to buy($303.57 mounted for the goodyear eagle rsa that comes stock)

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you must maintain the correct rolling diameter to keep your speedometer and odometer calibrated
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So will a full size spare wheel fit inside the bootspace of a mazda 3 (66) plate ?
I guess we wont know lol

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