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Old December 13th, 2013, 06:45 AM
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Temp tires

Tying to fit D90 into my cargo trailer and with tires near flat just a couple inches too high. Was thinking of hitting salvage yard for a set of those small temp tires to lower it that much more.

Don't suppose anyone might know of a vehicle that has such a match before I go through measuring each one? (Ex. Ford focus or something)
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Old December 13th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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if you are running stock 265/75's a set of disco 1 wheels with the 245/70's will drop you 2 inches. If you are that tight I'd be worried about what happens as the suspension works while in tow.

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Old December 13th, 2013, 09:06 AM
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2 in diameter but about 1 in sidewall height, right
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Old December 13th, 2013, 09:26 AM
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I was thinking those mini spare tires the manufacturers put in late 90's to mid 2000's. Temp use only, don't exceed 55 etc usually found in trunk. It's the lug spacing need to match.

Just need the clearance to get through the door, once inside additional 6-8" of room.

I'm just being lazy and thought someone else may have gotten bolt pattern spacing and been through similar situation.

Either way I'll post when I find for future reference.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Can you compress the suspension enough, like with HD ratchet straps, enough to get it in? Also that would potentially keep it from flexing and hitting the roof in transit. Might want to use two at each corner for redundancy.
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Pull the rear springs and put it in on the bump stops.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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spring compressors....
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Old December 19th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Well like Jeff said nothing matches at wrecking yard, shucks, and I'm a little spooked compressing springs for long hauls. This may be the fodder needed for a new trailer.
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With all due respect, your whole plan does not make sense. If you need to go two inches lower with the tires flat on 16" rims, you would need 12" rims. Obviously....that is not possible.

- Throw a huge load into it.
- Remove the springs.
- If you have a lift, then putting in stock or very light springs.
- Take the roof off.
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or buy a set of crap rims and drive it into the container without tires...
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Quote:
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Pull the rear springs and put it in on the bump stops.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 05:44 PM
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Ask the CBP for help. They are good at compacting Defenders....
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