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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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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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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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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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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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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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Old 07-26-2013, 06:42 AM   #15
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Put the back seat down and maybe a front and a rear tire will fit?
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #16
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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?
There are too many reasons for me not to have a real full size spare.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:07 AM   #17
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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
Factory strap works, not much usable space left in the trunk though. i have a 10x20 with a 275/40R20 on it, it goes through the trunk hole, tight, but it fits.
i drive back and forth to PA. the peace of mind is worth putting my bag in the back seat
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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?
Wanted the option of carrying a full size spare on longer trips, just wanted to ask how others were securing it. If I understand correctly, the spare tire kit includes an 18" donut and I wanted something more substantial when traveling far from home.
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When I bought the jack, lug wrench, and all parts from the dealer for my full sized spare, a strap was part of the pieces. On 3 different occasions, I've had screws in both front tires. Luckily all of them came out without puncturing the tire. My luck isn't that good so I want to be able to change a flat tire when it happens.
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Is the Pirelli T135/80R-18 spare the same height as a Pirelli 275-40-20?
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Is the Pirelli T135/80R-18 spare the same height as a Pirelli 275-40-20?
No, 135/80-18 is 26.5" and 275/40-20 is 28.7"
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No, 135/80-18 is 26.5" and 275/40-20 is 28.7"
Thanks for the info, wouldn't someone with an SS want a spare tire that was the same height because of the posi rear end? BTW, the size spare I gave out is what I see as the spare tire kit being sold.
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Thanks for the info, wouldn't someone with an SS want a spare tire that was the same height because of the posi rear end? BTW, the size spare I gave out is what I see as the spare tire kit being sold.
Myself I would want the same dia. I am very particular. I was just reading about an available spare tire kit for the SS and they said the wheel dia was a little smaller than stock. Probably so it fits in the spare tire well area where the battery is, and if putting it on the rear to turn off the TC if you get a warning. I don't know if it will damage the rear end being a smaller dia. For a short distance or a temporary time it may be OK. For long term or long distance I would not think it would be good for the rear end.
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Myself I would want the same dia. I am very particular. I was just reading about an available spare tire kit for the SS and they said the wheel dia was a little smaller than stock. Probably so it fits in the spare tire well area where the battery is, and if putting it on the rear to turn off the TC if you get a warning. I don't know if it will damage the rear end being a smaller dia. For a short distance or a temporary time it may be OK. For long term or long distance I would not think it would be good for the rear end.
That's what I thought, looks like I'll have to think about a full size spare. Thanks again.
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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.
You are right sorry didn't see that.. There was a guy on the forum who got a full size spare in the car though. he did modification to the trunk mat etc..
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