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Thread: Donut Tire (spare) Good to what MPH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario777
    I was wondering if anyone knew what MPH/KPH a donut tire spare is good to. I saw someone driving with one on the freeway and it just seemed like a bad idea. Does anyone know what they are good until?

    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.
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    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...
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    ~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.
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    The safe donut tire speed at 60PSI (Pounds per square inch) is 50MPH unless stated otherwise. but no higher than 50 is suggested.
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    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
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    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.
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    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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