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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 01:15 AM
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and now I am envisioning a CR-z with the spare mounted over the back glass, rally light pods, and a roof scoop. Now to just do something about the ground clearance.



I think will stick to the no spare/AAA solution. One flat ever in nearly 30 years of driving and most of that I've had a Cellphone.
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Unfortunately I've had three blow outs in less than two months.

I've been driving Uber Eats as a hold over job since moving back to Houston. It's tearing my car up and I'll be putting more effort into getting back into a real job.

Also I plan on keeping almost new tires on the CR-Z when finances permit.

I'll go with a junkyard spare for now, possibly removing it when I don't have to drive for work.


Thank you to everyone who given advice on the topic so far.
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Unfortunately I've had three blow outs in less than two months.
Yipes. You need to find the Gypsy palm reader you whizzed-off and see if you can apologize.

Don't panic. Things will turn around for you soon. I read it in my palm (under the hair).
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It seems like i'm always driving over something on the roads and getting punctures.. isn't there a small donut wheel that would fit vertically in that large slot in the foam insert?
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It seems like i'm always driving over something on the roads and getting punctures.. isn't there a small donut wheel that would fit vertically in that large slot in the foam insert?

BAD IDEA. Get the spare tire kit which properly mounts the spare but the floor will no longer fit tight but you will be safe in an accident. This has been discussed many many times. The kit replaces all of the under floor foam and properly bolts down the spare. Other option is to mount the spare in the cargo area and put a proper bolt though the mount under the floor either way it is safe in an accident.


Putting it in the compartment all the way in the rear will block your lower hatch glass and is unsafe as hell in case of an accident. IMHO


Alternate option is run flat tires.


I have had three flats on The speed bump since I bought it one was repairable after I inflated tire and drove carefully to a repair place, Another required a replacement tire after a tow, the third was a failure of the Stem for the TPMS sensor and I had car flat bed towed to a tire place and they cloned and replaced sensor.
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It seems like i'm always driving over something on the roads and getting punctures.. isn't there a small donut wheel that would fit vertically in that large slot in the foam insert?
Yes, it's possible, but not without cutting away the stryofoam to make enough room for it, but then you'll have to fabricate a secure tie-down for the spare tire. Another method, if you don't want to buy the spare tire kit from Honda (06421-SZT-A50,) you can buy the wheel (42700-SNA-A51) and tire (42751-BRI-107) t135/80r15, and mount it behind the passenger's seat and at least push the seat-back tight against it along with some other method of securing in place.

Of course, I have not added a spare tire to mine and don't intend to. You may have had some bad luck with three flats already, but were the tires in questionable condition and due for replacement anyway? It's not common to have so many flats in such a short time period, in my experience, so maybe you'll buy a spare and never have to use it.

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It seems like i'm always driving over something on the roads and getting punctures.. isn't there a small donut wheel that would fit vertically in that large slot in the foam insert?
Don't know where you're located but I have the complete spare tire/proper foam kit. Message me if you're interested.
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isn't there a small donut wheel that would fit vertically in that large slot in the foam insert?
A Vespa tire wouldn't fit in there.
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