Yet it seems that vehicles as a whole are becoming heavier. :scared:
And to run with your ball further; with the insane proliferation of tire/rim sizes these days; getting a correct replacement tire (or wheel) may become problematic in a few years.TWX said:I really hope that they're going to build them without removing the ability to hold a spare, or at least without removing the mounting-points for the spare tire mechanism...
I may well go around-town without a spare; it wouldn't be especially hard to have it fetched from home if necessary, but on a road-trip I would not want to be without one.
I would pull the spare-tire retainer cable assembly from a junked van and find a wheel and tire if I had to.
I already experience that with my Impala, its 255/50/17 tires are scarce and pricey at about $1000 a set, and I essentially have to use a slightly-under-strength tire that was originally for a Mustang in order to keep the size the same. I did find another tire that has the same circumference but is about an inch narrower; I expect that if the normal size is discontinued or becomes even more pricey that I may have to change tires.Bearhawke said:And to run with your ball further; with the insane proliferation of tire/rim sizes these days; getting a correct replacement tire (or wheel) may become problematic in a few years.