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Old 10-28-2009, 10:58 AM   #26
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the way of the future? no spare ? really what idiot made you believe that or are you just so gullable? I travel 2400 miles from NY to AZ every winter and the camaro without a spare is an Ahole idea from GM. I just bought wheel locks how do I get the lug nuts off with my teeth? GM I'm glad you went bankrupt you should be out of business totally.
1 sorry camaro 2LT owner. 28K for a car with no spare, no tools and no locking gas door. Boy oh Boy
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:06 AM   #27
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Its a sports coupe, not a family sedan or SUV. This is par for the course.

Spare tire = extra weight. The Camaro already has a bit too much weight for its own good, a spare tire is unnecessary.
the weight has nothing to do with why there is no spare tire option for the SS. the spare tire that comes with the car in the v6 trim is too small to clear the brakes on the SS. and a full size spare for the SS wont fit in the trunk space provided.


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If you lift up the liner of the trunk floor, there is a well big enough for the compact spare to fit down in to, so it won't take any trunk room. (even tho I read somewhere "there's no room for a spare") I bought the compact spare when I ordered the car for $150.
I hope you dont have the SS. cus if so, you just wasted $150.00


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ok everybody worried about a flat don't get a SS

there is no way a 20" spare will fit in the trunk,and a regular spare won't fit over the brembos so problem solved
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:13 PM   #28
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I hope you dont have the SS. cus if so, you just wasted $150.00



Nope, I have the 2LT.....already been driving my car for 4 months....the compact spare is in the trunk nice and snug.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:24 PM   #29
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Nope, I have the 2LT.....already been driving my car for 4 months....the compact spare is in the trunk nice and snug.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:52 PM   #30
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Aren't these tires drive flat tires? I think someone in another thread verified through pirelli?
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:02 PM   #31
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If they're run flat tires, why would GM put an air compressor and sealant in the car? The Vettes don't come with either when equipped with run flats.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:31 AM   #32
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Love my runflats on the Vette...at least I know that if it happens I won't have to leave my baby in a "bad" neighborhood or have to change it in the middle of traffic or on some dark lonely road....I have 200 miles @55MPH to find a place that can repair a runflat...that's piece of mind.
And oh, if you do use the tire inflator/sealant...you will probably end up having to replace your tire pressure sensor (since the sealant will do a number on it)...all of this can add up to a costly repair. And if the inflator/sealant doesn't work, then you'll have to either wait for road assistance or leave your vehicle somewhere...neither option is a good one, especially if you have your flat in a "bad" area...your car will attract some attention.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #33
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$150 compact spare option I chose to purchase. Not sure of rim size(maybe 18"). 1LT/RS so should be OK as far as brake clearance. Take pics when get it..
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:48 PM   #34
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There is a kit on ebay that has a spacer to clear the brakes.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:46 PM   #35
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:56 PM   #36
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There is a complete spare tire kit for the new Camaros on ebay.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:51 AM   #37
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Yes no spare is the future.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:15 PM   #38
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will a fullsize spare fit in the trunk?
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:18 PM   #39
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Spare tires . . . really?
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:44 PM   #40
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Weight is BS. Just because its a sports car doesnt mean they have to slack on safety precautions. The 3rd gen spare weights no more than 5 lbs. Less than the weight of the battery. It could have been done.
Not to be a jerk but a spare wheel and tire that weighs only 5 POUNDS?

18" wheels fit on the 2SS with Brembo's. Unless you have the new Funky brakes with the big round counter weights.

I put 18" wheels and Blizzaks on in the winter, YES I am POOR and can't afford 2 cars, sorry. :(
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:32 PM   #41
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will a full size spare fit in the trunk?
I have had a 20 inch polished rim and tire in the trunk since a week after purchase of the vehicle.Yes it does fit thru the trunk opening and you do have to tilt it downward when placing it into the trunk.It takes up a little less than half the trunk space.Good enough for me and removes the worry and waiting if I had to call a rollback.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:06 PM   #42
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I just swapped out my 'roller skate' brake pads with Hawk ceramics this weekend on my SS. Now I need to start looking for a compact spare that's big enough to fit over the front brake calipers and small enough to fit in the trunk storage hole. I think there are some 18" rims that will work...
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:12 PM   #43
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:44 PM   #44
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I just swapped out my 'roller skate' brake pads with Hawk ceramics this weekend on my SS. Now I need to start looking for a compact spare that's big enough to fit over the front brake calipers and small enough to fit in the trunk storage hole. I think there are some 18" rims that will work...
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:12 PM   #45
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I have had a 20 inch polished rim and tire in the trunk since a week after purchase of the vehicle.Yes it does fit thru the trunk opening and you do have to tilt it downward when placing it into the trunk.It takes up a little less than half the trunk space.Good enough for me and removes the worry and waiting if I had to call a rollback.
thats good to know, im gonna do that same thing
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:17 PM   #46
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I have a 2LT , spare tire is included.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:12 AM   #47
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The Challenegers are the same way. No spare.....
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:20 AM   #48
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Run flats would have been nice on the SS, but I'm honestly not freaking out about it. Corvettes don't have spares (do have run flats) How often do people get flats these days? The way tires are made today it doesn't happen very often. It's not like it's a life or death issue here.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #49
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I had run flats on my 02 Vette and replaced them with Goodyear F1 non run flats. The ride and road noise is SO much better with the non run flats.

The Pirelli tires on the SS are a very thick tire. Not sure of the number of plies but definately as heavy and stiff as a truck tire so the likelihood of blowouts is low, especially with the TPMS which will give you an early warning of an impending tire problem. If you do experience a flat though, the Blue OnStar button is right there to use.
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So I find out that the car has no spare tire. I asked the dealer what to do in the event of a flat. The only thing they have is an inflator to seal a flat. Well not all flat tires are pin hole in size. What are you to do in the event of the side wall getting sliced or a blow out. You would think they would have made room for this instead of cramming a battery in the back of the car where the spare tire should be.
After having a sidewall failure and had to be towed to the dealership I order my spare kit from Patrick at GM Part House. Cheaper price than what the dealer was going charge me.
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