till it melts ;-)
till it melts ;-)
Originally Posted by Mario777
The tire's max speed and range are molded boldly right into the tire's sidewall.
Most of the donut-type spares that I have had my hands on were marked for a maximum 50 mph with a range of 30-50 miles.
Are they those orange space saver ones? If so, 80kmh is as fast as its recommended to go. There was a story on a news a while back about idiots cornering at 120 on them and crashing and they tried to say they were unsafe to use...
~40mph. wouldnt go past 50 on a donut. its not good to drive around on those things, just get em changed as fast as possible.
The safe donut tire speed at 60PSI (Pounds per square inch) is 50MPH unless stated otherwise. but no higher than 50 is suggested.
55 mph 50 miles till you can get to a tire shop. on most donuts
this is why with every car I buy, I get a steel rim of the same size and buy a used tire of the same size as the rest. (about 20 bucks where I go)
That way you have quite a while untill you absolutely have to worry about plug/patching or replacing the bad one
I just got back from a trip to the mountains today where one of my tires went flat.
The location is fairly remote--about 15 miles off the interstate and appx 70 miles from a town with a gas station.
So the drive back was about 70 miles on the spare "donut"; more than 50 miles of which were at 60-65 mph. I experimented with more than 80mph a couple of times but the steering pulled a little hard and felt too wobbly to continue.
Just thought I'd post the experience in case it can help someone.
I do know that if I'd tried to drive 50 the entire way I would have fallen asleep and prolly killed someone.
i think they're good for 50 mph for 50 miles
i saw a car with 2 donuts on the front peeling out in front of the high school. what a complete tool.....
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