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Old 01-14-2013, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GT500 MC View Post
Sullivan - great point on that. Never thought about it. I do a 1k mile trip each way every summer with a tandem axle. One spare. If I had to use the spare and then had another tire go bad, is that the recommended procedure--to pull the other tire on that axle and just run "single" with two tires? I'm sure I'm not the only one but sorry for the slight threadjack OP.
Originally Posted by Ski-me View Post
Anyone have a picture of this "fix"?? I've heard about it but have never seen it in action....
You can do it, but need to make sure the axles are rated for it. IE. it does not work well on a 5,000lb boat with tandem 3500lb axles. On my 190 with leaf springs, I could do it no problem and had no issue with the tires rubbing the fenders, but on my 197 with torsion axles, the tire gets within about 1.5" of the fender at a stand still. I'd be afraid that a good bounce on the road would push the tire right into the fender. You mileage may vary...
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