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Old 11-26-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Spare tire delete?

SGC - Spare Tire Delete

Never heard of this option. Do they just supply car with no spare tire? do you get a credit, or what is the reason for deleting the spare tire?
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:05 AM   #2
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The other option is they supply the spare tire and you get the car from someone else !
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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too heavy?
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:07 AM   #4
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Man , you move quite a lot
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #6
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The other option is they supply the spare tire and you get the car from someone else !
lol....I guess my wording opened me up for that....
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:43 AM   #7
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Most likely the same reason it's deleted on the SS The spare doesn't fit over the brakes and a full size tire won't fit in the spare tire well in the trunk.
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Are ZL1 Tires Run Flat?

I don't know much about tires. I know I usually would not drive anywhere without one. The last thing I want to do is leave my car stranded somewhere while I try to get a flat fixed somewhere, or try to locate a tire repair shop some Sunday afternoon.

I insist on insuring I will not be stranded. Any education on this appreciated. A pretty good idea for this thread by the way! An area not really covered yet. Thanks
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:49 AM   #9
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I took the tire and jack out and I've had AAA for 10 years. They will hook me up, I also have a friend who owns a cab service and I'll just call, have him or one of his guys bring me my tire.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:55 AM   #10
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I don't know much about tires. I know I usually would not drive anywhere without one. The last thing I want to do is leave my car stranded somewhere while I try to get a flat fixed somewhere, or try to locate a tire repair shop some Sunday afternoon.

I insist on insuring I will not be stranded. Any education on this appreciated. A pretty good idea for this thread by the way! An area not really covered yet. Thanks
Here's what some SS guys are doing http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126448
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Thanks slick! Very informative. Recommend to all to check out that thread.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:27 AM   #12
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The battery is where the spare would be....and the tires are not run flats
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Here is a link to possible wheel adaptor to allow smaller rims/donuts to fit over new calipers.... not sure! But worth checking
http://www.ezaccessory.com/Hub_Centr...475-5475hv.htm
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:36 PM   #14
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....and the tires are not run flats
That is funny you mentioned that as my dealer was pointing out differences between a vette and a camaro...
One being you can run the vette on a flat tire for 60 miles or so...
The camaro you cant...
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:39 PM   #15
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someone post a link where we can buy this kit on ebay as the other one in the other thread is not available anymore.
This would be the first thing id buy for the ZL1 for sure..
How much is the complete kit with wheel tire, hub and jack anyone know?
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:18 PM   #16
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Me thinks your spare tire is a can of foam!
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:26 PM   #17
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This has been debated long on other Camaro forums here.
basically, if you have an SS with the bigger brembo brakes, then the wheels that will clear the larger calipers won't fit in the usual spare tire well.
To offset that, they give you a small air compressor and a can of fix-a-flat type stuff.
In addition, you always have either your own insurance company coverage, or at the least, most of us have OnStar that we can call in the case of a flat tire.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:34 PM   #18
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Not that I have been shopping around but....GT500s have the spare tire delete as well and leave the dealership with an air pump and integrated can of fix a flat. The system attaches to the existing spare tire hold down in the trunk.

Maybe Chevy has a similar plan.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #19
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Easy answer: To save weight.
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I made sure I got a spare tire on purpose. I keep it in the trunk. I love rotating my tires myself when it's time to, and I don't see the possibility with no spare.
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I made sure I got a spare tire on purpose. I keep it in the trunk. I love rotating my tires myself when it's time to, and I don't see the possibility with no spare.
Just curious....did you order a ZL1? If so - the tires cannot be rotated.
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OMG, I am so sorry. I didn't realize that this was the ZL1 section of the forum. I got a spare for my 1LT.

I won't make that mistake again. Sorry everyone.
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Easy answer: To save weight.
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Cell phone is a lot lighter than a spare tire, lol.
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Probably several reasons. To save weight. To cut cots. The spare won't fit over the brakes, etc...

I'm betting you have a little can of sealant + 12 volt inflater in the spare tire well in the trunk. That's what my car has.

Besides, for most people, the spare tire is useless anyway. It would probably be flat in your trunk the one time you need it. Seriously, how many people check their spare?
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OMG, I am so sorry. I didn't realize that this was the ZL1 section of the forum. I got a spare for my 1LT.

I won't make that mistake again. Sorry everyone.
No, you're good!

I just wanted to make sure, in case...

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Cell phone is a lot lighter than a spare tire, lol.
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Besides, for most people, the spare tire is useless anyway. It would probably be flat in your trunk the one time you need it. Seriously, how many people check their spare?
I check it on the Cobalt...but I can't say I'd actually use it, to be honest. Like adamgl says...cell phone is lighter...and in some cases quicker...almost all cases safer.
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