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#1 Old 05-31-2011, 12:26 PM
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Thanks to Big Bob to bring this fact back to my remembrance. We drove a Sonata Limited back in Dec and it had a full size spare tire and thats what I thought
we had in our Hybrid. It kinda freaked both of us out as my wife is going to be driving to Florida in a few months from San Diego. We will probably buy a spare
just for peace of mind.

If anyone gets a flat and has a chance to use this TMK please post your results.

http://dcs.hyundaidealer.com/files/news/20...obility_kit.pdf


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The bulletin states that a spare tire kit can be purchased if the customer so desires.

Well, I desire.

Anyone have the Hyundai part numbers before I contact my clueless service manager.

My dealership has only sold 2 Hybrids and mine was the second one.

So most everything they know about the Hybrids comes from me educating them.

Which I'm learning a great deal from the forum here.

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Gotta save all those grams, ounces, lbs. to get that best mileage.
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QUOTE (scarab @ May 31 2011, 04:53 PM)
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The bulletin states that a spare tire kit can be purchased if the customer so desires.

Well, I desire.

Anyone have the Hyundai part numbers before I contact my clueless service manager.

My dealership has only sold 2 Hybrids and mine was the second one.

So most everything they know about the Hybrids comes from me educating them.

Which I'm learning a great deal from the forum here.
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Hi, Scarab, I too was not comfortable with the compressor and fix-a-flat that came with the Hybrid, so I decided to purchase an exact replacement wheel, jack, lug wrench, bar, and spare tire clamp from the dealer. Now I have a 16" full size spare in the trunk which fits perfectly in the well and is covered by the factory trunk plate without interference. I realize you probably are interested in a compact spare, but I figured I would post this in case you or others on the site may be interested in a full size replacement.
These are the corresponding part numbers if you are interested: ALUMINUM WHEEL: 52910-4R150, JACK: 09110-3K000, WRENCH: 09131-3B010, BAR: 09132-3B000, SPARE TIRE CLAMP: 62850-28510. Total was $330.41 for the dealer parts, and I ordered the tire on the web and had it mounted and balanced at a local shop for an adittional $130.00
I realize this was expensive and I could have bought an aftermarket aluminum wheel for about $100.00 or a steel one at Tirerack for $50.00, but I decided to go with the original because I was unsure if the original lug bolts would work with the aftermarket wheel and Tirerack will not get the steel one until September. I definately don't want to be in a situation where I have to call roadside assistance to tow me in the event of an unrepairable flat tire, especially at night or on a weekend when there is no way to have it repaired or replaced, so I went for the one time investment and hope I never have to use it. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Hope this helps, take care, Vinny.
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Kudos Vinny.

Thanks for the info and the effort and research in finding these parts.

I will be placing my order with the dealer soonest.

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You are very welcome. Good luck, Viny.
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Hi, Scarab, I too was not comfortable with the compressor and fix-a-flat that came with the Hybrid, so I decided to purchase an exact replacement wheel, jack, lug wrench, bar, and spare tire clamp from the dealer. Now I have a 16" full size spare in the trunk which fits perfectly in the well and is covered by the factory trunk plate without interference. I realize you probably are interested in a compact spare, but I figured I would post this in case you or others on the site may be interested in a full size replacement.
These are the corresponding part numbers if you are interested: ALUMINUM WHEEL: 52910-4R150, JACK: 09110-3K000, WRENCH: 09131-3B010, BAR: 09132-3B000, SPARE TIRE CLAMP: 62850-28510. Total was $330.41 for the dealer parts, and I ordered the tire on the web and had it mounted and balanced at a local shop for an adittional $130.00
I realize this was expensive and I could have bought an aftermarket aluminum wheel for about $100.00 or a steel one at Tirerack for $50.00, but I decided to go with the original because I was unsure if the original lug bolts would work with the aftermarket wheel and Tirerack will not get the steel one until September. I definately don't want to be in a situation where I have to call roadside assistance to tow me in the event of an unrepairable flat tire, especially at night or on a weekend when there is no way to have it repaired or replaced, so I went for the one time investment and hope I never have to use it. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Hope this helps, take care, Vinny.
Or when the cars become more common ( hybrid and standard Sonata) just go to a junk yard and get the items there. My guess you can get all for under 75 bucks.
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After reading these posts (THX), and the bulletin from Hyundai, I called about the spare tire kit and I too was told these are not available yet (after I trained my parts guy on the bulletin etc. !!). The Hyundai customer service guy I spoke with cautioned about use of a compact spare tire because the hybrid body is so low to the ground for aerodynamics/low drag. So, like others on this forum, I purchased a wheel and tire (got mine from Les Schwab, simple black steel wheel 16" 5X4.25" bolt pattern... which is the same size as a Toyota wheel for those looking to pick one up cheap without waiting) If you use the 16" wheel then use the 205/65 tires... if you use the 17" wheel use 215/55 tires... either way, the overall diameter is within less than 1/4" and as already said it fits very nicely in the spare wheel well.

So I now have a full size spare tire, with a jack wrench bar etc. in the wheel well... fits perfect. In order to use the stock retainer clamp, the wheel must be placed face down... the only drawback is that to check the tire pressure you have to remove the wheel. But this position allows the jack, the wrench, and the bar to be tucked into the inside of the wheel... I opened the jack slightly so that it would fit better and used an old towel to stop any rattle noise (and also now have a towel handy to wipe my hands as needed after changing a tire) plus I've put the TMK in the same space... fits neat and snug.

It's a shame I had to fork out just under $300 for the whole deal... Hyundai really should offer what they say they offer, and at little or no cost to the buyer... and I suppose I won't get the mileage I would have without the extra weight of the spare... But I'm more comfortable with the choice for a spare tire... and a full sized one to boot.

One other thing, I was concerned about the TPMS being damaged by the sealant from the TMK... which then makes the overall tire replacement not only a huge hassle and a potential trip buster (especially if it's more than a small puncture or you've had to drive on it flat to get off the narrow highway and the TMK doesn't get it done), it also could be an extra expense for a replacement TPMS sensor.

I like the full-size spare thing... thanks for the information on this forum.
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