I need to know if I can put a standard rubber valve stem in place of the TPS? I am building a spare and don't need or want a TPS on it.
The top photo is a spare tire hitch mount. Folds down. You would have to put a receiver hitch on you smart car. You can buy the fold down hitch. at any shop, that sells towing equipment.That is a great idea, is it a custom job? Any pics of the mounting?
So what size tire did you get? Looks like Federal makes quite a few inexpensive tires. I opted for a Kumho 125/80-15 temporary spare, because it was the thinnest tire I could find that kept the same approximate diameter, in order to store behind the seat. I have one for each of my Smarts, and a spare, thanks to an Amazon screwup. I love the hitch mount shown, but installing the hitch looks to be a bit troublesome.Ok so I found an ebay front steel wheel for $75 shipped and got a Formosa tire for $50 (Walmart) free shipping.
I have a harbor freight tire machine so mount my own tires to the rim so assuming the rubber valve stem works I should be in business.
Now I need to devise my mounting method on the car.