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Old 03-05-2011, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered a spare tire and jack assembly off e-bay. The spare tire is from a 2010 Kia Soul and the jack assembly is from a 2009 Elantra.

After its installed there is still plenty of room left for the factory inflator kit, tow hook, air gauge, and window scraper, with space to spare.

As someone stated in another thread, there is a 1 inch gap allowing the carpeted cover to sag. I went to Lowes to get a piece of plywood to cover it and found a precut round table top for $15.00, it's 1 inch thick by 24 inches round. Popped right in and no more sag! I got it instead of the plywood because I didn't have to cut it to size.

All said and done it set me back $138. Having piece of mind while on the road is priceless.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That was my experience with the dealer spare. I was going to use plywood but I will wait for a Styrofoam spacer for weight savings.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Eufff, the car didn't come with the spare tire ?

Why did you bought one from ebay ? I'm a bit curious..
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The US spec Elantras dont come with a spare.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh.. sounds weird to sell a car w/o a safety wheel..

Here there is a law for a safety. Police can give us a ticket for beeing on the road w/o a spare tire.

Were on the same continent why everything is so different !
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Yeah, here in the US we get a can of fix-a-flat and a tire inflator pump that plugs into the cigarette lighter instead of a spare tire. The reduced weight is to help improve MPG. I can't imagine the weight of a spare tire can make that much of a difference.

I think it's becoming more common. I looked at a Chevy Cruze and it didn't have one either. Read that the new Ford Focus has ommited it as well.

The spare is something that I hope to never have to use. But, I feel more comforatable having it. I know we have the 24-hour roadside assistance an all. But by the time I called and someone got out to me, I could have the spare on and be on my way.
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I'm interested in picking up a spare and jack kit. If there is already a list of what Spares and Jack kit works can you point me in that direction. If there is no list can some one list a few that will work ?

Thanks & Enjoy your ride !
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Is that Kia Soul donut a 16 or 17" wheel? I too want to order a mini spare for mine but want to make sure it is the same diameter as my stock 17" wheels on the limited. I did find this guy on Tires.com for $80 bucks but pretty sure it's a full size wheel which would probably weigh a bit more then the donut.

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/findWheel...3&rc=TXAINT
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The soul compact spare I ordered is 15", not really sure if the full size will fit into the tire well.
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QUOTE (unknown_eyes @ Mar 5 2011, 06:31 PM)
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I ordered a spare tire and jack assembly off e-bay. The spare tire is from a 2010 Kia Soul and the jack assembly is from a 2009 Elantra.

After its installed there is still plenty of room left for the factory inflator kit, tow hook, air gauge, and window scraper, with space to spare.

As someone stated in another thread, there is a 1 inch gap allowing the carpeted cover to sag. I went to Lowes to get a piece of plywood to cover it and found a precut round table top for $15.00, it's 1 inch thick by 24 inches round. Popped right in and no more sag! I got it instead of the plywood because I didn't have to cut it to size.

All said and done it set me back $138. Having piece of mind while on the road is priceless.
the plywood does not add too much weight?
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