If going the spare route, I'd suggest an alloy wheel instead of the steel Pure wheel. Only pocket change more money, better looking, and lighter.If all this doesn't do enough to ease your mind, then you can purchase a front pure wheel from your dealer and store it behind the drivers seat (if your not to tall)
If I were you I'd be looking at a spare tire for that little trip your planning later in the yearIf going the spare route, I'd suggest an alloy wheel instead of the steel Pure wheel. Only pocket change more money, better looking, and lighter.
RE: behind driver's seat storage ... it works for some folks. I'm only 67", and it doesn't work for me. I like to keep a little space between me and that explosive device in the steering wheel.
I have a spare (which is how I know the behind the seat storage doesn't work for me), and the necessary tools. But, I'm seriously contemplating getting rid of them. They take up too much room. And, that brings up another alternative, which I plan to use instead.If I were you I'd be looking at a spare tire for that little trip your planning later in the year
Did you use the goop to hold the cell phone in place over the bolt hole in the tire? What kind of phone works best? Smart phone?...the new goop is OK if it's a nail or something small like that...now, a bolt hole like the one our tire experienced could only be fixed with the cell phone..prompt response from our dealer made it almost a non-issue...
Not to burst your bubble, but on the Brabus the front is a 165r55 15 (15 inch) the rear is a 215r35 17 (17 inch). The front wheel/tire assembly measures 21.5 inches (approx.) in diameter, the rear is 22.5 inches (approx.). Albeit not truly significant. Yes, just one front spare wheel/tire assembly may do just fine to get you off of the road and to somewhere to get it fixed, however I look beyond that. I hit a pothole in Chicago and blew out the front sidewall, destroying the tire and bruising the rear. After some time, the tire service contract people managed to find me a front tire. It was 19 miles away at a Smart dealer. Mind you, I am 4 hours from home. The rear tire was no where to be found. The dealer only had a front tire. It is friday afternoon, 2pm - just where am I going to find any rear and expect it to be delivered, mounted balanced and ready before sometime the following week. Remember, the Brabus tires are uncommon tires. Hankook & Falken are the only makers of the rear. Hankook & Continental are the only makers of the front. If this breakdown happens in rural Pennsylvania -- many, many miles from any Smart dealer -- how much luck would I have trying to find these tires. The only option is to bring one of each along. Their total weight is 32 pounds. The Brabus wheels are too heavy and just darn too expensive (front wheel=$699, rear wheel=$878) to keep a couple of spares lying around. At the very least, if I have replacements, any tire shop should be able to help.KDF why on earth would you carry two spares??? the only important parameter is that the OEM front+tire are the same circumference as the rest... You can use it as a temp on the rear... EVEN on a Brabus. Why do you think other cars have those bicycle looking spares? as a temp it wont ruin your car..
One Corvette salesperson I know used to ask his customers during the course of his presentation where the spare tire was on a Corvette. Some would look in the trunk area or under the rear end of the vehicle, and of course, find nothing. They’d say, “I can’t find it. Where is it?’ He’d say, “At your Chevy dealer
Unfortunately, the hybrid Accord will not include a spare tire. Instead, owners will be given a tiny air compressor and a can of tire sealant
We purchased a 2008 Toyota Sienna AWD van. This van has NO SPARE TIRE. They won't tell you that when looking at it, but the van has no space for it either.
To get around that, they put these "run flat tires" on it. They say the tires can run 50 miles while being flat to get you to the next gas station or tire place to get them fixed.
The downside to the "run flat tires" is that they are expensive to replace and the wear quickerAny more out there?
New Camaro, no spare.One of my biggest hangups with the new M models is BMW's bizarre decision to favor increased muffler size (and four cool looking exhaust tips) over fitting even a space saver spare tire
- Some 2008 Ford Foci didn't include a spare, but I think all 2009s do.Just a note, The smart is not the only new car that does not come with a spare. This is what a quick google search of "no spare tire" turned up
New Camaro, no spare.
New Dodge Challenger no spare