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Old 11-26-2011, 06:34 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, 06:41 PM   #19
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Easy answer: To save weight.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:43 PM   #20
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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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Old 11-26-2011, 06:44 PM   #21
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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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Old 11-26-2011, 06:49 PM   #22
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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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Old 11-26-2011, 06:52 PM   #23
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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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Old 11-26-2011, 07:00 PM   #24
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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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Old 11-26-2011, 07:11 PM   #25
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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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Old 11-26-2011, 09:12 PM   #26
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60,000 sports car and a $3 buck can of InflataFlat.... I'd at least like the option of GETTING a spare...... can I DELETE the SPARE DELETE?
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:23 PM   #27
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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
That is not the right bolt pattern and it is not the right hub size. Camaros use 5x120mm and 66.9mm hub, I'm pretty sure the ZL1 will be the same.


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60,000 sports car and a $3 buck can of InflataFlat.... I'd at least like the option of GETTING a spare...... can I DELETE the SPARE DELETE?
No.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:35 PM   #28
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Better safe than sorry... but when is the last time anyone has used thier spare? I haven't in my entire driving career. Who would be willing to give up up thier trunk space for a full sized spare (or one large enough to clear the brakes)? I don't miss it at all but that's just me. I suppose I'll have to eat my words if I run over a nail in a few months.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:43 PM   #29
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Better safe than sorry... but when is the last time anyone has used thier spare? I haven't in my entire driving career. Who would be willing to give up up thier trunk space for a full sized spare (or one large enough to clear the brakes)? I don't miss it at all but that's just me. I suppose I'll have to eat my words if I run over a nail in a few months.
I've had to use one maybe three times in my short driving life. I'm a man and I refuse to call a service to come save me if I have a flat. You don't lose anything, unless you are using that cubby hole under your trunk to store other stuff besides the battery. You can get a spare in the V6 camaro (beacuse they don't have the big brakes) and all you need to rock one in your SS/ZL1 is a small spacer, which also fits in the cubby hole.

I've had various spare tire set ups in Ginger, so I'm kind of an expert in the situation.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:56 PM   #30
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I've had various spare tire set ups in Ginger, so I'm kind of an expert in the situation.
Well.. You know we are going to ask...
Whatever you have in Ginger now we are going to go with...
Lets see the current setup.

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60,000 sports car and a $3 buck can of InflataFlat.... I'd at least like the option of GETTING a spare...... can I DELETE the SPARE DELETE?
By definition...these kinds of cars are about compromises.
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By definition...these kinds of cars are about compromises.

Hold it. Foul ball.. Having a flat at 3 am in the morning on a Super Highway is not compromise....
I can do with out a lot of things.... But even though they do not always get used they still put spare tires underneath new pick trucks right?
You need a spare or someway out of a bind if you have a flat...
Instead of calling someone to pick you up.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:37 PM   #33
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Hold it. Foul ball.. Having a flat at 3 am in the morning on a Super Highway is not compromise....
I can do with out a lot of things.... But even though they do not always get used they still put spare tires underneath new pick trucks right?
You need a spare or someway out of a bind if you have a flat...
Instead of calling someone to pick you up.
I don't know, honestly, if Porsche's have a spare tire...but I'd wager they don't. Corvette....nope. And a whole host of other high-performance cars as well. All I meant was....there is a spectrum in the auto biz, in my eyes...

On the left are super-efficient and convenient cars...and on the right...the Bugatti Veyron and Ultimate Aero ()....All other cars land somewhere in between them, and each bears some compromise to the left or right, depending on the vehicle. The closer they land to the right...the more you give up in the way of convenience, fuel economy, ground-clearance, cost, practicality, etc...In the ZL1s case, we've got Silverado fuel economy, and no spare tire.

All in the name of speed and performance.

I gladly forfeit the spare.
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But you have the $3 can of fix-a-flat.....
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