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Has anyone put the SST in the trunk inflated? I tried putting air in it while on ground and that thing was bubbling up like crazy and i had to stop. I dont want to rely on a canister and i dont have one either.

The only spec which fit the tire well at the back is 195/40/R14 and that tire done exist ...

Sorry yes i am trying to put an always inflated tire on this rim and also making sure it actually fit in the trunk. Anything bigger than 20in diameter with tire on wont fit in the space provide, thats why i quoted 195/40R14

 

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Not really sure what you're asking, but if it's "has anyone managed to fit an always inflated spare into a 77-78 Z?" then the answer is "Yes."

https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/55424-always-inflated-mini-donut-spare-for-7778/

https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/61903-280z-space-saver-spare-tire-replacement/

 

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27 minutes ago, Captain Obvious said:

Not really sure what you're asking, but if it's "has anyone managed to fit an always inflated spare into a 77-78 Z?" then the answer is "Yes."

https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/55424-always-inflated-mini-donut-spare-for-7778/

https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/61903-280z-space-saver-spare-tire-replacement/

 

Your pictures are broken Captain.

 

 

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Continental SportContact 195/40 R14

This seems out of stock but this should go on the stock SST rim and walla - it will also fit the space in the hatch.

I am currently running stock 195/70R14 on all 4 wheels.

If I cannot find one had to resort to @Captain Obvioussolution.

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7 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

Yeah, I know. Photobucket sucks.

Some of them have been reloaded in the second thread.

After my comment I followed the other link and saw the updated posts, thanks.

The car looks so ghetto with the temporary spare on it.  😆

 

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MH77280Z, Good luck finding a 195/40/14. I took a quick look at tirerack for that size (or something else that might work), and came up with nothing. Good luck with the search.

And note that the project I went through becomes easier if you are willing to deal with a space saver that will only fit on the rear. If you're willing to deal with that, then you can find spares right out of the junkyard that would work. I went the extra mile with swapping rims around, but if you don't want to do that, there are ways around it.

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8 minutes ago, Captain Obvious said:

Ghetto?? What are you talking about???  LOL

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Reminds me of the cars you see running on the space saver spare, clearly marked “TEMPORARY USE ONLY”, and the tread is nearly worn off because the car owner is either too cheap to get their flat fixed, or too poor, as they are from the ghetto.

Of course your car looks a damn sight nicer than those clapped out slag heaps seen sporting a worn out temporary spare, and we all know it would be a certain assumption that in your case it was indeed temporary, and your nice looking Z was promptly returned to a more presentable condition, rolling on 4 matched tires and wheels.

 

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4 minutes ago, MH77280Z said:

May be this has been answered in CO post. T115/70/14 wont fit the stock rims which the SST is on?

It might fit the wheel, but a 70 series tire will have too large a diameter to fit in the spare tire well in the car.

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One more thing, what about a portable cigarette lighter car tire inflator? anyone tried that with the Z? will the lighter circuit provide the level of AMPs or will blow off the fuse if connected?

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51 minutes ago, MH77280Z said:

One more thing, what about a portable cigarette lighter car tire inflator? anyone tried that with the Z? will the lighter circuit provide the level of AMPs or will blow off the fuse if connected?

Here's a way not to worry about that fuse: https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GC017-Adapter-Socket-Battery/dp/B00G8WLX78/

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9 minutes ago, SteveJ said:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224608896506?hash=item344bbbc5fa:g:J58AAOSwGt1hQCTw

I am just gonna get this Audi inflator and the battery connector you mentioned. Keep the original SST since I am a stock freak and forget about everything 😁

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47 minutes ago, MH77280Z said:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224608896506?hash=item344bbbc5fa:g:J58AAOSwGt1hQCTw

I am just gonna get this Audi inflator and the battery connector you mentioned. Keep the original SST since I am a stock freak and forget about everything 😁

The problem with the original folded space saver tires is they have been folded for over 40 years. When you try to inflate them the bead will refuse to fully seat, then whatever air you put in them just leaks out, very quickly.

 I tried inflating one that was in a 78 280Z I have recently, and that is how it went. The tire even folded back up as the air leaked out.

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21 minutes ago, Racer X said:

The problem with the original folded space saver tires is they have been folded for over 40 years. When you try to inflate them the bead will refuse to fully seat, then whatever air you put in them just leaks out, very quickly.

 I tried inflating one that was in a 78 280Z I have recently, and that is how it went. The tire even folded back up as the air leaked out.

Inflated the original and it is not bad looking at all. I mean look inflated pretty evenly with a car inflator and inflated to 25psi in about less than 5 min. Seems to be holding air. I plan to let it sit for few hours.

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, MH77280Z said:

May be this has been answered in CO post. T115/70/14 wont fit the stock rims which the SST is on?

I'm not sure I would want to stretch a 115 wide tire out onto a five inch wide rim. My thoughts on the matter while I was in the thick of it:

"I didn't move the space saver tire over to the 280 original spare wheel because I was worried that the 280 spare wheel was too wide. The space saver tire was originally on a four inch wide rim and the original 280 spare wheel is five inches wide. I wasn't comfortable stretching that narrow tire out to a five inch wide rim.

I think you could use a 4.5 inch wide rim, but since I was in there messing around anyway, I took the opportunity to make it as narrow as possible"

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