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Old 07-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Secure full size spare tire in trunk

Does anyone have suggestions for securing a full size spare tire in a 2SS trunk so its held tightly in place?
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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Does it even fit inside the tub?
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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In the trunk ,yes
In the tub ,,No
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:04 PM   #5
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I got the rubber mat. Helps keep it from sliding around.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:27 PM   #6
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What about making up a bracket that bolt's on top of the wheel well cover, the wheel well is held in place with the large spinner cup nut so I feel it would hold the wheel safely in place. Sorry for the poor explanation.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #7
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In the trunk ,yes
In the tub ,,No
Thats wrong.. I have the spare tire setup for the ss.. and the guy has the whole kit.. the rim and tire and jack fit securley in the tub part.. just take the foam rim outlay out and secure the kit..
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:58 PM   #8
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Thats wrong.. I have the spare tire setup for the ss.. and the guy has the whole kit.. the rim and tire and jack fit securley in the tub part.. just take the foam rim outlay out and secure the kit..
Read it again, he is asking about a full size spare, not the kit with the little donut tire....
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:58 PM   #9
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Thats wrong.. I have the spare tire setup for the ss.. and the guy has the whole kit.. the rim and tire and jack fit securley in the tub part.. just take the foam rim outlay out and secure the kit..
Unless i'm mistaken, the spare kit doesn't have a FULL sized tire. The tub won't fit a OEM height tire in it or people would be putting one in there.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #10
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Does anyone have suggestions for securing a full size spare tire in a 2SS trunk so its held tightly in place?
Just wondering if you're going to have a front or rear tire in the trunk?
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:06 PM   #11
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I used a front wheel and a 245/35/20 and it fits the wheel well perfect. I knocked the stud out of the hold down bracket and put a longer bolt thru it long enough to go thru the center of the wheel( m10 x 1.50 thread) then just put the board/cover back over it and used the oe plastic round hold down to hold all of it down.. looks perfect oe just about 3inches higher.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #12
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I just use a tie down strap similar to the pic. Looped around the tire and wheel pulled tight and connected to one of the rear lower steel anchor hooks. Holds good. I got the scissors jack and other tools stored in a case on the other side of the trunk.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:14 AM   #13
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I just have to ask, why a full size spare tire? Are you doing a major cross country road trip? OK, then I understand. But if is the daily driving around town, then think how many times have you have had a flat tire and been in jam while at home? Do you really want to carry the added weight around all the time?
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:16 AM   #14
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GM actually sells a strap for securing the flat tire in the trunk once you change it out. There are metal tabs like for a child seat in the trunk that it secures to. I got mine from GM parts direct #25892541 $13.50
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