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Old 06-05-2009, 08:04 AM   #18
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Wow this is amazing. I have had way too many flats over the years to even consider driving without a spare.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:09 AM   #19
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My solstice didnt have a spare tire either this is the way of the future...
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:12 AM   #20
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MOST people never even check the air in their spare tire, it's an afterthought and only think about it when they need it. That being said, I would assume 70-80% of the cars on the road today are effectively driving with "No Spare". Just my $0.02
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:14 AM   #21
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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, 10:55 AM   #22
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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, 11:04 AM   #23
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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
This is a fairly old thread, and old news.

1) You have free roadside assistance
2) With the inflater you don't have to take the wheel locks off
3) You have a 2LT...you could have ordered the donut when you ordered the car
4) Many, many new cars, not just Camaro or GM, come with no spare and the inflater kit.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:27 AM   #24
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My solstice didnt have a spare tire either this is the way of the future...
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This is a fairly old thread, and old news.

1) You have free roadside assistance
2) With the inflater you don't have to take the wheel locks off
3) You have a 2LT...you could have ordered the donut when you ordered the car
4) Many, many new cars, not just Camaro or GM, come with no spare and the inflater kit.
yep and yep. not a new concept. it could possibly be an issue on the road, but in most instaces you will be fine
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:33 AM   #25
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:58 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
Glad to see you did your research before purchasing a vehicle that would suit your needs....
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:06 PM   #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, 01:13 PM   #28
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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, 01:24 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, 01:52 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, 03:02 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, 01:31 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, 05:07 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..
Any pics of spare ?
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:48 PM   #34
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There is a kit on ebay that has a spacer to clear the brakes.
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