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2007 9 5 Sportcombi, doughnut spare 115 x 16, 5 lug, stamped GM.
Bad valve stem (cut on side) can't find anyone to replace stem as special equipment needed, or so told. Is this a standard GM part?
Should larger tire shops have this equipment or do most replace spare?
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A lot of my miles are on highway trips. I ended up buying a perfect OEM alloy wheel from a salvage yard for $75, then mounted an extra spare 5th tire that I had. When I'm about to leave on a trip, I pop the full spare in the trunk. It gives me a great deal of peace of mind...and it still leaves quite a bit of room for luggage.

Those donuts are fine around town, but they wreck havoc on the drivetrain and can really mess up your car.
 

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A lot of my miles are on highway trips. I ended up buying a perfect OEM alloy wheel from a salvage yard for $75, then mounted an extra spare 5th tire that I had. When I'm about to leave on a trip, I pop the full spare in the trunk. It gives me a great deal of peace of mind...and it still leaves quite a bit of room for luggage.

Those donuts are fine around town, but they wreck havoc on the drivetrain and can really mess up your car.
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Those donuts are fine around town, but they wreck havoc on the drivetrain and can really mess up your car.
I drove my Dad's 300M with a donut on the right front, it drove the transmission crazy, the car did all kinds of weird things and I had to have the transmission "reset" by a shop.

And it's a rear wheel drive car!
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