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Old 12-31-2009, 05:22 AM   #1
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WHAT ABOUT THE SPARE!!!

So I have a 2ss/rs and I have no spare tire, just the air compressor that came with the car. I am assuming that this is the case for most people and I was just wondering are you guys caring a spare anyways or are you just going to chance it and use the compressor if you have to and then call roadside assistance. I thought it was weird the a $40,000 car didn't come with a spare. Kinda makes me nervous and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:53 AM   #2
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Reason for no spare is because of the Size of wheel vs the brake caliper size. a donut tire wouldn't fit.

Only vehicles I've known of that give you an actual full size OEM tire as a spare is Trucks & Suv's
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Besides the compressor there is a can of tire sealant. Not worth reinflating if you don't plug the hole somehow.
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Less weight and allows for better weight distribution by housing the battery in the trunk.

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Old 12-31-2009, 09:21 AM   #5
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The spare tire is an option for an extra $150 (at least on the LT models, don't know about the SS).
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The spare tire is an option for an extra $150 (at least on the LT models, don't know about the SS).
There is no spare tire option for the SS.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:43 AM   #8
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Yeah, it is one of my few gripes about the car.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:18 AM   #9
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There is no spare tire option for the SS.
Thanks for the info. Didn't know that.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:23 AM   #11
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Less weight and allows for better weight distribution by housing the battery in the trunk.

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Even in a LS, 1LT or a 2LT that has the optional spair tire the battery is still in the trunk under the tire.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:35 AM   #12
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You guys should read up on your tire warranty from pirelli, once you use that sealant you might as well buy a new tire...
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Not if you have Brembo brakes. Another reason why they went with 20" wheels on my SS/RS; fitment issues. The spare won't work.

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Even in a LS, 1LT or a 2LT that has the optional spair tire the battery is still in the trunk under the tire.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:30 PM   #14
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thanks everyone for clearing this up for me. It's still kinda nerve racking if you go on a long trip or even just want to go away for the weekend to be on the road without a spare. But I guess that is what Onstar is for. It will just suck having to wait for someone.
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