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Old 02-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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Cool Spare Tire

Spare tire... l ordered a rs ss abt a month ago asked dealer abt spare tire said he tried to put it in order wouldnt take. Guess too big for trunk. Ya l am an old dude and am concerned abt flat tires in the boondocks lol.
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On my GM WORKBENCH, it said spare tire not desired. I dont know why because I never said I didnt want one.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
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On my GM WORKBENCH, it said spare tire not desired. I dont know why because I never said I didnt want one.
What he said.
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Spare tire... l ordered a rs ss abt a month ago asked dealer abt spare tire said he tried to put it in order wouldnt take. Guess too big for trunk. Ya l am an old dude and am concerned abt flat tires in the boondocks lol.
Spare is not an option on the SS. period.... Sorry the dealer should have known that. in act if you go to chevy's own website and download the specification sheets for the camaro it is listed right there as not available on the SS....
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On my GM WORKBENCH, it said spare tire not desired. I dont know why because I never said I didnt want one.
I believe the spare is not offered, correct me if I am wrong...
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On my GM WORKBENCH, it said spare tire not desired. I dont know why because I never said I didnt want one.
That's because that option is a default on all SS orders. You can't get a spare on the SS even if you wanted one because the 15" compact spare will not fit over the 14.4" rotors and Brembo brakes.
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The 'Spare Tire' is referring to a 'Donut' type of tire... which doesn't come with the SS model due to the Brembo Brakes. The SPare (aka donut) wouldn't fit over/around/whatever the Brembos
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yea they made me initial next to where it said no spare on my invoice, but there is a cut out in trunk for a spare.
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Thanks 4 clearing it up 4 me. Just hafta keep cell phone handy. lol
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:44 PM   #10
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yea they made me initial next to where it said no spare on my invoice, but there is a cut out in trunk for a spare.
the battery still goes there. not to mention it saves on production costs. it wouldnt be a smart move to change the trunk setup between v-6 and v-8 cars.
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Thanks 4 clearing it up 4 me. Just hafta keep cell phone handy. lol
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:08 PM   #12
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So for those who don't get a spare........ is there a jack ?
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So for those who don't get a spare........ is there a jack ?
theres an air pump and some tire sealant goo
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Will the goo ruin the sensor or is this a non-TPMS ruining goo formula? I'm not a fan of replacing a tire and sensor at the same time, although they tend to snap when you get a flat anyway.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:21 PM   #15
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In some searching for info on the sealant I found this.
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(5) The inflator kit includes a tire sealant canister, an air compressor as well as a pressure gage in one unit. The inflator kit can be used to inflate one or more tires regardless of whether the

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vehicle has a punctured tire or not. The sealant of the GM sealant canister does not damage the TPMS pressure sensor, and the TPMS continues to function.
It's the kit for a Cobalt or a G5
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because tire sealant goo and an air inflator aren't going to help if you have a blowout.
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Will the goo ruin the sensor or is this a non-TPMS ruining goo formula? I'm not a fan of replacing a tire and sensor at the same time, although they tend to snap when you get a flat anyway.
The stuff GM uses is safe for your pressure sensors. think about it, they wouldn't use something to ruin a part of the car and have to replace under warrenty... if thire equipment causes damage to another price of equipment then they would have to cover it under warrenty...
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Thanks 4 clearing it up 4 me. Just hafta keep cell phone handy. lol
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Are the tires runflat on the SS models? If so then that might explain why there is no spare tire. My BMW has runflats and it didn't come with a spare. With this type of tire you can travel about 50-100 miles at around 60 mph(I think) before you need to replace the tire.
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because tire sealant goo and an air inflator aren't going to help if you have a blowout.
The odd of you having a blowout are pretty much nil if you take care of your tires.
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Are the tires runflat on the SS models? If so then that might explain why there is no spare tire. My BMW has runflats and it didn't come with a spare. With this type of tire you can travel about 50-100 miles at around 60 mph(I think) before you need to replace the tire.
No they aren't runflats.
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The odd of you having a blowout are pretty much nil if you take care of your tires.
well not always, I accidently hit a curb that unexpectedly jutted out (it was 4AM and very dark in that area) while doing about 30mph in my Sky and had 2 blowouts and busted one wheel.. so even if I had a spare it would not have done me any good.... Called Onstar, they sent a rollback wrecker and had it towed to the Saturn dealer at no charge to me.
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well not always, I accidently hit a curb that unexpectedly jutted out (it was 4AM and very dark in that area) while doing about 30mph in my Sky and had 2 blowouts and busted one wheel.. so even if I had a spare it would not have done me any good.... Called Onstar, they sent a rollback wrecker and had it towed to the Saturn dealer at no charge to me.

So your admitting bad driving caused a blowout?

The bottom line is the odd's are pretty much nil if you take care of your tires. You could just as easily messed up the suspension or tie rod hitting a curb. Anyone want GM to put spare tie-rod and control arms in the trunk?

We can what if all day but statistically speaking if you take care of your tires odds are you'll never have to deal with it.
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The odd of you having a blowout are pretty much nil if you take care of your tires.
Then I must have some pretty bad luck, because I had a set of brand new GY Eagles, and one had a blowout on I-95 at about 65mph. They probably had 100 miles on them.

Also, you could take the best care of your tires, and all it would take is some sharp piece of metal to shred them at highway speed.

Don't forget about all those blowouts Ford Exploders had years back.
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