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Old 06-28-2018, 07:10 PM
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so new cars donít have em anymore? Most anyway.

Why not?
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:48 PM
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Manufacturers are looking at every way possible to save $$$, space, and weight.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:53 AM
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Weight.

Plus tires don't puncture as easy as they did years ago.

New cars almost all have road side assistance and AAA or other service will get you going again.

Lots of cars have run flats, I own one but put on regular tires, I keep a DC compressor in my trunk with a plug kit.
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My nephew got a new car last month. No spare, but it did come with a can of fix-a-flat.
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:08 AM
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BMW uses run-flat tires. Terrible idea, lousy tires.
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Space issue. Every car I own has a can of fix a flat. Its saved us twice.
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My 2015 Toyota Camry has a spare tire. Wonder if the 2018's do. I do agree that spares tires don't seem to be needed as often as they did when I started driving. Last time I needed a spare on the road was 1995- remembered because my truck was about 2 weeks old and a tire went flat on the expressway.
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You don't need a spare tire.

Until you need it.
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:58 AM
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Remember the Fiero? Seems they came with a space saver spare. Problem was, the spare fit in the trunk, but the full size flat didn't...you had to carry the flat tire in the passenger seat.
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My 2018 Tahoe came with a spare. Not a full size one though.
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:25 AM
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If you've got a positraction differential, you can't run different tires side to side. How about traction control? Don't different sized tires play hell with that system?
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:01 AM
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Can't spare a spare. Oh should I have posted that in drop a word thread. Oh the humanity. But a can of flat fix. Done
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
If you've got a positraction differential, you can't run different tires side to side. How about traction control? Don't different sized tires play hell with that system?
You can if the diameter of the spare is the same as the stock. Width doesn't matter.
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The reason behind this is simple. Auto manufactures, do not include spares so that baby boomers can criticize millenials for not knowing how to change a tire.
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Originally Posted by CLM65 View Post
My nephew got a new car last month. No spare, but it did come with a can of fix-a-flat.
bet the tire shops love that. most have a sign saying to tell them if you have that crap in your tire. it likes to go boom when they take off the tire.
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Originally Posted by Fish Hunter IV View Post
My 2018 Tahoe came with a spare. Not a full size one though.
Are you sure about this? It probably doesnt have a fancy wheel, but i would think the Tahoe has a full size spare hanging underneath. My 2013 Tahoe does and so does my 2017 Sierra.
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Bought a new car with run-flats and no spare. Had 3 flats first 3 months and tires got us to the shop running flat. Ride was rough as hell, bought 1" smaller rims, larger regular tires and ride improved greatly and no more flats in over a year. Was very difficult locating a spare but finally did and crammed it in the trunk with a small jack. Won't be buying another new car with run-flats and no spare that is for sure.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
If you've got a positraction differential, you can't run different tires side to side. How about traction control? Don't different sized tires play hell with that system?
most of the space saver tires are full diameter, but narrower width.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


most of the space saver tires are full diameter, but narrower width.
yep. Thatís what I read. Big issue for me was Brembo clearance without spacers. Bought a spare tire kit for $400 today. Hope I never need it!
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Originally Posted by Fish Hunter IV View Post
My 2018 Tahoe came with a spare. Not a full size one though.
17" full-size steel spare wheelStandard
17" all-season spare tireStandard

Sorry, I had to look. That's on the lowest trim level, and all others.
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