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When I say direct bolt. I'm not talking Direct bolt wires. Those are out of the question. I'm talking Lexani rims or KMC rims as opposed to any tru knock off wire wheel. I've had Luxor 100 spoke tru's on my Caprice for a couple of years and it's only by God's grace that I never had a flat. Especially with a huge cabinet in the trunk. Upon getting my next Caprice, I was debating which rims to put on it this time around.

I want to put some 20 inch Lexani or KMC wheels, or perhaps some 20 inch Tru's. the only problem is flats with tru's. If I didn't have a cabinet in the trunk that would mean I would have to carry 2 spares one for each side of the car. Holla at me and give me your oppinion on what type of wheel I should get..
 

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Originally posted by The Game+Jul 26 2003, 07:02 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (The Game @ Jul 26 2003, 07:02 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--Lowlow76@Jul 26 2003, 03:53 PM
why would you need 2 spares???
only with tru's one for each side of the car red side white side[/b][/quote]
Explain in better detail why you would need two spare's?
 

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Originally posted by Pak Man@Jul 26 2003, 06:48 PM
cabinet in the trunk? what the hell is that...wow im really confused. :confused:
this is what we call cabinets. This is the cabinet I have in my Caprice
 

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ok even with tru knock offs you only need one spare, because when u change the flat, leave the adapter that goes to that side on the hub, use the same k/o spinner that was orinally on that wheel and just replace the wheel and tire itself. no need for 2 spares.
 

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Originally posted by The Game+Jul 26 2003, 07:21 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (The Game @ Jul 26 2003, 07:21 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--Pak Man@Jul 26 2003, 06:48 PM
cabinet in the trunk? what the hell is that...wow im really confused.  :confused:
this is what we call cabinets. This is the cabinet I have in my Caprice
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Originally posted by ALOW1+Jul 26 2003, 07:44 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ALOW1 @ Jul 26 2003, 07:44 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by -The [email protected] 26 2003, 07:21 PM
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@Jul 26 2003, 06:48 PM
cabinet in the trunk? what the hell is that...wow im really confused.  :confused:

this is what we call cabinets. This is the cabinet I have in my Caprice
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looks like a bandpass box to me. :0 :biggrin: :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by Pak Man@Jul 26 2003, 07:27 PM
ok even with tru knock offs you only need one spare, because when u change the flat, leave the adapter that goes to that side on the hub, use the same k/o spinner that was orinally on that wheel and just replace the wheel and tire itself. no need for 2 spares.
Man thanks, I never thought of that. I know i must have sounded like an idiot. But I didn't know. When I bought the wheels the guy at the shopt told me NEVER EVER put a wheel on the wrong side of the car. I didn't know you can keep the adapter on and just change the wheel. i thought the teeth on the inside of the wheel had to go with that adapter....boy do I feel silly . Thanks 4 shedding some light..lol..
 

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I think what he meant is to never put a directional TIRE on the wrong side of the car. YES, that is true. It may be OK in the dry, but when it's raining it will send you into either the ditch or oncoming traffic quick. What you want to do is put a NON-DIRECTIONAL SPARE TIRE on your wheel in the trunk.

One of the best I've used and what I still stick with for non-directional is the Sumitomo HTR+. When I ran directionals, I used the HTR Z II. I find in the dry they feel about the same but at high speed in the wet, the HTR+ actually performed better for me and my car.
 

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Originally posted by The Game+Jul 27 2003, 10:42 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (The Game @ Jul 27 2003, 10:42 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--Pak Man@Jul 26 2003, 07:27 PM
ok even with tru knock offs you only need one spare, because when u change the flat, leave the adapter that goes to that side on the hub, use the same k/o spinner that was orinally on that wheel and just replace the wheel and tire itself. no need for 2 spares.
Man thanks, I never thought of that. I know i must have sounded like an idiot. But I didn't know. When I bought the wheels the guy at the shopt told me NEVER EVER put a wheel on the wrong side of the car. I didn't know you can keep the adapter on and just change the wheel. i thought the teeth on the inside of the wheel had to go with that adapter....boy do I feel silly . Thanks 4 shedding some light..lol..[/b][/quote]
no problem man... :cool:
 

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Originally posted by BOUNCIN89MERC2LOW97LHS@Jul 27 2003, 10:58 AM
I think what he meant is to never put a directional TIRE on the wrong side of the car. YES, that is true. It may be OK in the dry, but when it's raining it will send you into either the ditch or oncoming traffic quick. What you want to do is put a NON-DIRECTIONAL SPARE TIRE on your wheel in the trunk.

One of the best I've used and what I still stick with for non-directional is the Sumitomo HTR+. When I ran directionals, I used the HTR Z II. I find in the dry they feel about the same but at high speed in the wet, the HTR+ actually performed better for me and my car.
thats true, see in a case where u run 13 inch to 15 inch rims and tires, you dont need to worry aobut that directional stuff...but yes if ure dealing with 20 inch wheels you are right. but unless its raining and your goin really fast, i dont think it really matters, it would give u enough time to get a new tire and still be pimpin with your spare. :cool:
 
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