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Spare tire on M1117
jphillips
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 02:15 AM UTC
Question: Has anyone ever seen an M1117 carrying a spare tire? I have an old V-150 which was destroyed in an accident and I thought I might salvage one of its tires for an M1117 I've just ordered.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
AFAIK, the M1117 runs on specially designed run-flat tires, so no spare needed (depending on the tire damage though )...

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jphillips
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thanks! I've heard about airless tires too, which are interesting. But apparently they overheat at higher speeds.