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Old 07-18-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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Real Spare for Camaro SS

I'm sure there are posts about this, However; Due to my Connection this is far faster for me.

Other than buying a Rim and Tire the same size as the front, What other solutions have been found for those who want to keep a Real Spare at home?

Also is the 1SS Head Rests suppose come on with SS on them? I can't remember. Mine does.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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Some sellers on Ebay sell a spare for the SS that will fit in the spare tire slot in the trunk. Think it's about $350 or so?? As for the headrests. All SS i have ever seen come with SS in the headrest.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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1SS here with the headrest logo. I'm looking for a spare myself. Looks like a stock front wheel is cheaper!
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:57 PM   #4
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1SS here with the headrest logo. I'm looking for a spare myself. Looks like a stock front wheel is cheaper!
Cheaper, YES. However, He says the ones on Ebay will fit in the slot in the Trunk. I can't see how a 245/45/20R would fit in the slot without compromising Cargo space. However, If you know your going to be driving in the middle of NO WHERE, Forget Cargo Space.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:58 PM   #5
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Some sellers on Ebay sell a spare for the SS that will fit in the spare tire slot in the trunk. Think it's about $350 or so?? As for the headrests. All SS i have ever seen come with SS in the headrest.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:59 PM   #6
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Cheaper, YES. However, He says the ones on Ebay will fit in the slot in the Trunk. I can't see how a 245/45/20R would fit in the slot without compromising Cargo space. However, If you know your going to be driving in the middle of NO WHERE, Forget Cargo Space.
Sorry if i didn't make it clear that it isn't a stock wheel being sold on ebay. It's a custom donut wheel and tire package that is designed to both fit over your giant brembo brakes and still fit into the trunks spare tire well. It is a donut however. See this thread from a member who bought it. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...pare+tire+ebay
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:14 AM   #7
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Sorry if i didn't make it clear that it isn't a stock wheel being sold on ebay. It's a custom donut wheel and tire package that is designed to both fit over your giant brembo brakes and still fit into the trunks spare tire well. It is a donut however. See this thread from a member who bought it. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...pare+tire+ebay
I understand you Perfectly. I think maybe my statement was not clear. I was referring to Carver1's post about the Stock Rim being Cheaper and I was pointing out the Disadvantage of the stock Rim VS paying more for the one on Ebay that will fit in the trunk slot.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:26 AM   #8
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Carrying a full size front spare does take up space, but when you need it, you'll be happy you've got it. I only carry it when I am taking a road trip, otherwise, can tow it home where I have an extra set of wheels.
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I paid 500 for the spare that fits in the trunk slot. Came with jack, lugs,Spacer for brembos, lug wrench, and tools for jack. I rather have a spare and get off the side of the road quick than to spend a day waiting for someone to pick my car up and haul it to where need be. It's not my daily driver but I don't believe in not having a spare. I think it's stupid.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:05 PM   #10
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I paid 500 for the spare that fits in the trunk slot. Came with jack, lugs,Spacer for brembos, lug wrench, and tools for jack. I rather have a spare and get off the side of the road quick than to spend a day waiting for someone to pick my car up and haul it to where need be. It's not my daily driver but I don't believe in not having a spare. I think it's stupid.
From where? Was it the Ebay Guy?
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:17 PM   #11
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Has anyone ever thought about getting a spare from a salvage yard? Then getting an adapter?
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:36 PM   #12
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Has anyone ever thought about getting a spare from a salvage yard? Then getting an adapter?
From what I understand, It is a Combination of the adapter and the Special Spare to Clear the brakes. So, the Adapter and a V6 Spare wouldn't clear the Brakes on the SS.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:44 PM   #13
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Has anyone ever thought about getting a spare from a salvage yard? Then getting an adapter?
That's what I did. Pieced together my own kit for $180

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145475

Started lightening up my car and ended up selling it for $280.

EDIT: I actually just bought a new rim from GM and a tire off Ebay. Didn't get mine from a salvage yard.

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Old 07-20-2011, 12:05 AM   #14
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Yea, I have a hook up at a very large salvage yard with electronic inventory. I'm sure I can find something to work. I just need to do some research on something that's about the same height. I can get a spare tire assembly for about $30-$40 so it may be work it for me.
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Carrying a full size front spare does take up space, but when you need it, you'll be happy you've got it. I only carry it when I am taking a road trip, otherwise, can tow it home where I have an extra set of wheels.
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