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mingoglia
12-11-2009, 08:31 PM
A friend's wife hit a curb with her '99 Grand Caravan and taco'd the wheel. The spare has never been on and they just called and said that it's flat and completely cracked and are unsure if it will hold air. The bolt pattern is either 5-100 if it has 14" rims or 5-114 if it has 15". She got a ride off the freeway from a friend that was following but when they get back to the vehicle they'll verify the size wheels.

She has to drive it back to Anthem tonight (from Elliot and the 101), so driving on a crusty spare is probably not the best choice. I'm willing to tow it if someone close has a trailer (I have a 1-ton truck).

If it's too big of a task to get your junk unloaded from a trailer for me to borrow I'll likely fill the spare with some fix-a-flat and limp it to my place and just get her a ride back to Anthem and get her a wheel at Discount tomorrow.

Mike

Fire Ball
12-11-2009, 08:42 PM
480 six 2 0

69 10

ob1jeeper
12-11-2009, 08:48 PM
Mike,
If it is indeed a '99 Dodge Caravan, the bolt pattern will be 5 on 4.5" BC, no matter if it's a 14 or 15 inch rim diameter...;)

vin man
12-11-2009, 08:52 PM
I have a 5 x 4.5 inch spare you can borrow. Its in the trunk of the Mustang. Shoot me email vinny@*******.com or PM if your interested.

Cross roads are NW side of Ray and Lindsay in Gilbert.

Edit: Please delete my email addy from this thread after you use it.

Fire Ball
12-11-2009, 08:53 PM
I think Steve is right

blazerv10
12-11-2009, 09:03 PM
i have a doughnut from the wifes torous you can borrow if it fits im on the way i think

mingoglia
12-11-2009, 09:22 PM
I'm heading out in there in a few mins. Apparently some passer-by helped them put the spare donut on but it's flat. I'm going to just grab a can of fix-a-flat from Walmart and toss that in the donut to help fill any leaks that may be leaking out of the 10 year old donut and depending on the shape of the tire she'll either spend a night at a friends close by or make the trek back to Anthem at 50mph. If it wasn't for the fact that I'm working late and will be leaving my office in Tempe I'd grab my co2 tank and some tools from the house... but the fix-a-flat should work.

Vinny lives within a couple of miles of me and 10 mins from where the vehicle is stuck. I've saved his email in case my hack-plan fails and I need a spare. :)

Mike

Fire Ball
12-11-2009, 09:58 PM
JPORVAZ called and was wanting Mikes number. He lives right over there and is looking for the van. He has his truck with tools and air etc...

OddBallXJ
12-11-2009, 10:05 PM
found the van. standing by.

vin man
12-11-2009, 10:09 PM
I believe mike is on the way to van. Thought he would have been there by now.
I emailed john's number to mike.

OddBallXJ
12-11-2009, 10:54 PM
Just got home. Quick trail repair and she is rolling on down the highway.

mingoglia
12-12-2009, 12:22 AM
Appreciate you coming out John. You saved the day since the spare was not serviceable and I had zero tools/air source since I was coming from work. We just beat the rim back into shape, aired it up....and she was good to go. She called from the freeway and said that it drove better than it did before the bend. She said there was just a very slight shimmy at 65 but was hardly noticeable. Thanks again. Rep points being sent. :)

Mike

OddBallXJ
12-12-2009, 01:10 AM
Glad I could help and that she's getting home ok.

vin man
12-12-2009, 08:22 AM
Good job guys!

ademster
12-12-2009, 09:05 AM
cool deal...


but she does need to replace that rim.... it is a huge liability

mingoglia
12-12-2009, 09:59 AM
cool deal...


but she does need to replace that rim.... it is a huge liability

Yup, I told her she should find her local Discount today. In all honesty though I think most of us have beat up our steelies a lot more than hers was damaged. If it was me, I'd just continue to drive on it if I could get it balanced. That would be the trick though as she'd end up being turned away if she tried to balance it. :laugh2:

ademster
12-12-2009, 10:11 AM
But, most of us dont use our jeeps as a everyday family vehicle.

Just sayin

mingoglia
12-12-2009, 12:33 PM
That's why I said that I told her to go to Discount and that "I'd" just drive it how it was. :)


But, most of us dont use our jeeps as a everyday family vehicle.

Just sayin

Fire Ball
12-12-2009, 12:38 PM
My jeep has a slight shimmy at 65...




and 25..



and 35...



and 45 etc

:D

ademster
12-12-2009, 01:17 PM
also at 0mph bill... ohh wait, thats not from driving it..

Fire Ball
12-12-2009, 02:37 PM
Only if I'm trying to go in reverse does it go zero MPH LOL

azgypsy
12-12-2009, 03:41 PM
i sure wish i could get help like that,,, but i guess i got too hairy of legs !!! great job guys!!!!

djui5
12-12-2009, 10:07 PM
also at 0mph bill... ohh wait, thats not from driving it..

:laugh2:

Hard to do 65 when you're on jack stands.

Joe West
12-13-2009, 08:59 AM
Rep points added. Great job John


Glad I could help and that she's getting home ok.