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I didn't realize the space saver becomes a normal sized fat tire when inflated. Cool pictures Woolly (I know I saw these pictures before when the incident with the flat happened, I had just never put two and two together).
So assuming that you inflated it properly and didn't drive more than 50 miles or whatever, it is possible to deflate the thing and fold the sidewall back onto itself, such that it can be stowed in the trunk cavity? Or is it really more of a one-time use item (in which case I'd be even happier I've never frivolously tried the spare, just to see how it works).
I can be reused. I inflated the spare to change the tire once (less than 50 miles into owning it). The tire shop deflated it and put it back in the trunk. I didn't seem them do it, so I'm not sure if there are any "tricks."
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