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Old 01-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #26
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Nope...no spare...for the SS cars, anyway. Why? Because you'd need a spare that's tall enough to have equal circumference with a non-flat rear tire because of the limited slip diff, and a tire short enough to match the front wheel, since the wheel sizes are different front and back. They'd have to give you two spares, which is too costly and would take up too much room, not to mention, add weight. Instead you get a fix-a-flat kit and a compressor.
The narrower front tires have a taller sidewall than the wider rears. The difference in circumference is ~0.01".
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:40 PM   #27
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Since you just bought your SS, I'd suggest sitting down and reading the owners manual. Lots of great stuff in there!

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #28
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Yep, findin' the battery took me a few minutes too. Puttin' it in the trunk is prolly a good idea in order to increase the weight ratio rear to front. For the same reason, I'm gonna' put an icebox for my Kenne Bell twin screw back there. It might as well be a big un' too. I figure maybe more than seven gallons. It'll hafta' be fabricated outa' aluminum to fit the space. Mebbe, it'll hold solid Co2 (dry ice) we'll see. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #29
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Who does this... really?

Refer to the manual if you have a question but sitting down and reading it... Lol.
I've read the manual for every car I've ever bought within the first week. Salesmen are pretty incompetent these days. Gotta learn how to use all the features yourself.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:15 PM   #30
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Welcome to the club and congrats on the new ride. You can also download the owner's manual as a PDF. At least they have them for the 2010/2011, and here is the link for the 2012: http://www.chevrolet.com/assets/pdf/...2k12camaro.pdf

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Old 01-22-2012, 10:19 AM   #31
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I've read the manual for every car I've ever bought within the first week. Salesmen are pretty incompetent these days. Gotta learn how to use all the features yourself.
Oddly via the owners manual ( Hard copy or online) can I find a pic specifically of the battery in its mounting location.......yet there are inordinate amounts of pic's, many are redundant, of lets say lessor important items, features and areas of the car. Have always wondered why the battery connection or disconnection points themselves were pictorially negelected. Does that manual even list the physical size of a replacement?
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:00 PM   #32
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Is the battery in the trunk on a 2012 model?
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #33
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:39 PM   #34
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Awesome! That will make things a lot easier. Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:18 PM   #35
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:40 PM   #36
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Thats true, air pump and sealant that tire places hate.
well if you ever had to change a tire with that crap in it you'd know why we hate it so much makes a mess all over everything and often gets all over you.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #37
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Welcome around! Don't use that sealant!
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #38
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Where did they hide the battery in a 2012 Camaro ss.

thanks in advance
Ha ! You brought me back to when I first bought my camaro. lol !!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #39
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I have a 1LT (non-RS) and I had my dealer get me a spare. For the 18" wheel the donut spare tire size is: T155/70-R18.

You literally just lift the compressor and it's Styrofoam container out, and the spare goes right over the battery. You can even smoothly close it all back up again with no bump in your trunk. Just me personally, I would much rather have a spare.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #40
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I have a 2011 LS, and all four tires are the same size. Mine didn't even come with a donut. It just had the compressor and fix a flat junk with it. I bought a full size spare off another LS owner on this forum who changed out his wheels for a nicer set. I keep it in the trunk with a jack and tools to change if I'd get a flat. Whenever I get my oil changed and tires rotated, I just have them do a five tire rotation with the spare so that all five wheels get equal wear on them.

It won't fit in the wheel well, since it is only large enough for a donut, so it takes up most of the trunk space. Small price to pay for peace of mind about getting a flat though.

If I ever buy an SS, I'm thinking I'd just buy two spares for front and rear, remove the back seat, and keep them there I suppose. I don't like the thought of driving somewhere on a trip without a spare.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:09 PM   #41
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #42
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trunk under the spare
SS has no factory spare.

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well if you ever had to change a tire with that crap in it you'd know why we hate it so much makes a mess all over everything and often gets all over you.
Not to mention what it does to the wheels:
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #43
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Was searching and found the battery.. FINALLY..lol..

Hello, I'm new to the forum as well... (New owner of a Gen 5 as well ). Without the forum I would have NEVER found the battery.. Looked in the trunk, under the hood, around the interior, etc.. NO battery, as well as no dip stick for the transmission.. Read the manual, found out there is NO DIPSTICK to check the transmission fluid and nowhere did it state the battery was UNDER the spare tire.... Thanks for posting the spot.. I wonder how many people have read this forum thru a google search and just "chuckled" and went to check it for the selfs...lol....
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:16 AM   #44
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Hello, I'm new to the forum as well... (New owner of a Gen 5 as well ). Without the forum I would have NEVER found the battery.. Looked in the trunk, under the hood, around the interior, etc.. NO battery, as well as no dip stick for the transmission.. Read the manual, found out there is NO DIPSTICK to check the transmission fluid and nowhere did it state the battery was UNDER the spare tire.... Thanks for posting the spot.. I wonder how many people have read this forum thru a google search and just "chuckled" and went to check it for the selfs...lol....
HA HA! you should have seen me crawling around underneath my car looking for the oil filter until I decided to read the manual, I have never seen an engine with the filter on top!

even though I felt pretty stupid at the time, I was still pleasantly surprised that it was where it was, it made my oil change really easy and quick....with less mess. A nice change compared to my 04 Monte Carlo where I actually had to remove the passenger side wheel to get to the oil filter, talk about a pain in the arse!
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Hello, I'm new to the forum as well... (New owner of a Gen 5 as well ). Without the forum I would have NEVER found the battery.. Looked in the trunk, under the hood, around the interior, etc.. NO battery, as well as no dip stick for the transmission.. Read the manual, found out there is NO DIPSTICK to check the transmission fluid and nowhere did it state the battery was UNDER the spare tire.... Thanks for posting the spot.. I wonder how many people have read this forum thru a google search and just "chuckled" and went to check it for the selfs...lol....
really, how do we check the tranny fluid then?
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:14 PM   #46
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You don't. At least not easily. You could crawl under and pull the fill plug and see how full it is.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #48
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Where did they hide the battery in a 2012 Camaro ss.

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it's inside the front driver's side tire
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #49
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I have a 1LT (non-RS) and I had my dealer get me a spare. For the 18" wheel the donut spare tire size is: T155/70-R18.

You literally just lift the compressor and it's Styrofoam container out, and the spare goes right over the battery. You can even smoothly close it all back up again with no bump in your trunk. Just me personally, I would much rather have a spare.
I hope you also got a jack.... Spare is no good if you can't jack the car up to change it.
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There is no battery...

...it gets its juice from solar panels.
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