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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

Has anyone upgraded their mini spare tire to a full size with a 16" rim? If so, does it fit in the trunk properly?

Reason i ask is because i just blew out a new snow tire on a pothole and no I cant find its exact replacement. Everyone seems hesistant to sell me just one tire(non matching). This means I may need to buy 2 more snow tires then take one of the tires and commit it to a full size spare.


Wondering if it would even fit?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 10:32 AM
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Re: Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

I don't know but it seems simple enough to take one of your wheels off and try it out yourself.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

Answer: No it does not?

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 10:50 AM
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

Does the hatch run a full size or can you just cram it in there?

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 11:20 AM
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Re: Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

theres room for a 17 inch, i think, if all the other stuff is taking out(drawers, tools, etc.)
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

well duh...i can put a 17" spare in my trunk as well! It just wont sit flush like the donut!

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 01:01 AM
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Re: Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

oh true...
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 12:31 PM
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Re: Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

[quote author=felixtibs link=topic=185878.msg3938320#msg3938320 date=1297993529]
well duh...i can put a 17" spare in my trunk as well! It just wont sit flush like the donut!
[/quote]

did you find out if a 16" would sit flush? I'm thinking of getting one.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 02:29 PM
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Re: Full sized spare 2008 16 OEM rims

[quote author=felixtibs link=topic=185878.msg3938320#msg3938320 date=1297993529]
well duh...i can put a 17" spare in my trunk as well! It just wont sit flush like the donut!
[/quote]

yup I tried it and it looks like this:



hope it helps



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