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Has anyone used the aluminum 17X4 Bullitt/Cobra spare wheel as a front runner for race use only? A 205X50X17 tire could fit well and are cheap at $58.00 a piece.
I compared the wheel construction to a pair of 15X4 T-Bird SC spares,I used to run many years ago on my 85 with great success. The T-Bird wheels,are machine turned from a solid piece of aluminum and appear to be a bit thicker in the mounting flange area,than the two piece welded center Bullitt wheel. I was concerned about any possible pulling thru of the lug nuts,at speed or wheel center failure.
 

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I've seen a handful of pictures of people doing just that

I think it would kinda of be up to your comfort level and what the track will allow.
 

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If you change the tire it should be fine. While the spare tire is quite durable, I don't think a track would let you use it. Using the rim shouldn't be a problem.
 

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I have done it. I replaced the spare tire on both my bullitts with Hoosier 26x7.50R-17LT radials. These tires are ~ the same diameter as the stock tires also.
 
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