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Just a quick question. Just purchased 2023 Calligraphy Portofino Gray 2.5T AWD. I see no jack but a tire repair kit in trunk. Is there supposed to be a lug wrench? I see a cut out in the styrofoam holding the compressor that looks like a lug wrench should be there but there’s nothing in the space. Thanks
 

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Just a quick question. Just purchased 2023 Calligraphy Portofino Gray 2.5T AWD. I see no jack but a tire repair kit in trunk. Is there supposed to be a lug wrench? I see a cut out in the styrofoam holding the compressor that looks like a lug wrench should be there but there’s nothing in the space. Thanks
I believe you have to buy the spare tire kit if applicable to that vehicle
 

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The penny pinchers at Hyundai didn't supply a lug wrench with AWD 2.5 turbo. All they provided is the stupid DAT (Destroy A Tire) sealing and inflation goop can, which will trash the tire and force you to buy a new one (or four depending on the mileage on the other three). And if the blowout is on the side and not the tread, you are SOL.
Genius right?

What most of us have done (there is an excellent thread on here) on how to pick up the spare tire lift kit from KIA (a ton cheaper) and which tire to get from an eBay car parts recycler. The bolts are already installed for the lift kit. All you have to do is unbolt the existing bolts, slide in the lift kit and then replace and torque them down. Then draw up the new spare tire that can get you to a repair shop that can fix the existing tire.

I did the search for you; follow @penywizexx's excellent documentation. People have also gone the extra bucks to pick up a full-sized spare instead of the one the car calls for and rims so they can have a full-sized spare.
He has lots of pictures and sources.

DIY spare for 21 Santa Fe top trims?

The full-sized tire will fit but will hang down just a tad so you can see it from the car behind you. But instead of dumping the cash on a new full-sized tire and wheel, for me, it's just as easy to replace the tire with the spare and drive to the closest Discount Tire or Walmart!

For me, I got an excellent deal on the lift kit and just had to order a (never used but just needed a cleaned-up) spare from eBay. Also, you can look up the jack, spare tire lug wrench kit from FWD, or other years from eBay and order the insert. For me, I just picked up a long lever lug wrench kit to apply whatever torque I wanted to break the existing bolts free—it stores easily in that cavernous underfloor storage area.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RF95TDC

But the best price (new) for the kit that you will find is from KIA. BTW, the entire installation, not counting my elbow grease to clean up, tire shine, rust reform the rim, and Krylon spray the wheel at least the same color as the existing alloy wheels. I got a little anal as it was a nice day. But the entire installation without the cleanup job takes a grand total of 5 minutes to put back the spare that they

Here is the result of my 5 minutes of actual work and 60 minutes of tire grunt cleanup job! ;) Exact correct spare for the car is marked on the tire.

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Good luck.
 

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Yep; you either get the tire repair kit with compressor, or a spare tire with a jack and lug wrench. Many buy all the hardware separately; look for that thread for part numbers.
 

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I wouldn't even count on that tiny wrench to release a lug nug that the garage tightened with an impact gun. Even if you jump on the wrench with your body, it will just bend. And if you happen to have security lugs that are slightly too tight, very little change to undo them without a prybar. Get a real deep socket and 2ft breaker bar - I keep these in my trunk
 

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That's a good point; I'd probably mess up my back trying to loosen 90 ft/lbs lug nuts with that thing. I always carry a telescopic wrench in a pouch in every vehicle, along with a 13/16" socket for Hyundais/Kias/Genesis (which is the exact size, not 21mm, so less chances of slipping off and damaging something). And also always loosen and re-torque ALL lug nuts to 90 ft/lbs since new, and every time my vehicle gets touched by somebody else (which is rare).
 
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The penny pinchers at Hyundai didn't supply a lug wrench with AWD 2.5 turbo. All they provided is the stupid DAT (Destroy A Tire) sealing and inflation goop can, which will trash the tire and force you to buy a new one (or four depending on the mileage on the other three). And if the blowout is on the side and not the tread, you are SOL.
Genius right?

What most of us have done (there is an excellent thread on here) on how to pick up the spare tire lift kit from KIA (a ton cheaper) and which tire to get from an eBay car parts recycler. The bolts are already installed for the lift kit. All you have to do is unbolt the existing bolts, slide in the lift kit and then replace and torque them down. Then draw up the new spare tire that can get you to a repair shop that can fix the existing tire.

I did the search for you; follow @penywizexx's excellent documentation. People have also gone the extra bucks to pick up a full-sized spare instead of the one the car calls for and rims so they can have a full-sized spare.
He has lots of pictures and sources.

DIY spare for 21 Santa Fe top trims?

The full-sized tire will fit but will hang down just a tad so you can see it from the car behind you. But instead of dumping the cash on a new full-sized tire and wheel, for me, it's just as easy to replace the tire with the spare and drive to the closest Discount Tire or Walmart!

For me, I got an excellent deal on the lift kit and just had to order a (never used but just needed a cleaned-up) spare from eBay. Also, you can look up the jack, spare tire lug wrench kit from FWD, or other years from eBay and order the insert. For me, I just picked up a long lever lug wrench kit to apply whatever torque I wanted to break the existing bolts free—it stores easily in that cavernous underfloor storage area.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RF95TDC

But the best price (new) for the kit that you will find is from KIA. BTW, the entire installation, not counting my elbow grease to clean up, tire shine, rust reform the rim, and Krylon spray the wheel at least the same color as the existing alloy wheels. I got a little anal as it was a nice day. But the entire installation without the cleanup job takes a grand total of 5 minutes to put back the spare that they

Here is the result of my 5 minutes of actual work and 60 minutes of tire grunt cleanup job! ;) Exact correct spare for the car is marked on the tire.

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Good luck.
Thanks. Going to definitely get the telescoping lug wrench and then follow up with the small spare and lift kit. Thanks all for the suggestions.:)
 

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That's a good point; I'd probably mess up my back trying to loosen 90 ft/lbs lug nuts with that thing. I always carry a telescopic wrench in a pouch in every vehicle, along with a 13/16" socket for Hyundais/Kias/Genesis (which is the exact size, not 21mm, so less chances of slipping off and damaging something). And also always loosen and re-torque ALL lug nuts to 90 ft/lbs since new, and every time my vehicle gets touched by somebody else (which is rare).
Is it definitely a 13/16 socket? Thanks
 

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The penny pinchers at Hyundai didn't supply a lug wrench with AWD 2.5 turbo. All they provided is the stupid DAT (Destroy A Tire) sealing and inflation goop can, which will trash the tire and force you to buy a new one (or four depending on the mileage on the other three). And if the blowout is on the side and not the tread, you are SOL.
Genius right?

What most of us have done (there is an excellent thread on here) on how to pick up the spare tire lift kit from KIA (a ton cheaper) and which tire to get from an eBay car parts recycler. The bolts are already installed for the lift kit. All you have to do is unbolt the existing bolts, slide in the lift kit and then replace and torque them down. Then draw up the new spare tire that can get you to a repair shop that can fix the existing tire.

I did the search for you; follow @penywizexx's excellent documentation. People have also gone the extra bucks to pick up a full-sized spare instead of the one the car calls for and rims so they can have a full-sized spare.
He has lots of pictures and sources.

DIY spare for 21 Santa Fe top trims?

The full-sized tire will fit but will hang down just a tad so you can see it from the car behind you. But instead of dumping the cash on a new full-sized tire and wheel, for me, it's just as easy to replace the tire with the spare and drive to the closest Discount Tire or Walmart!

For me, I got an excellent deal on the lift kit and just had to order a (never used but just needed a cleaned-up) spare from eBay. Also, you can look up the jack, spare tire lug wrench kit from FWD, or other years from eBay and order the insert. For me, I just picked up a long lever lug wrench kit to apply whatever torque I wanted to break the existing bolts free—it stores easily in that cavernous underfloor storage area.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RF95TDC

But the best price (new) for the kit that you will find is from KIA. BTW, the entire installation, not counting my elbow grease to clean up, tire shine, rust reform the rim, and Krylon spray the wheel at least the same color as the existing alloy wheels. I got a little anal as it was a nice day. But the entire installation without the cleanup job takes a grand total of 5 minutes to put back the spare that they

Here is the result of my 5 minutes of actual work and 60 minutes of tire grunt cleanup job! ;) Exact correct spare for the car is marked on the tire.

View attachment 478189

Good luck.
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Thanks. Going to definitely get the telescoping lug wrench and then follow up with the small spare and lift kit. Thanks all for the suggestions.:)
it was the telescopic lug wrench you suggested correct?
 

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Just a quick question. Just purchased 2023 Calligraphy Portofino Gray 2.5T AWD. I see no jack but a tire repair kit in trunk. Is there supposed to be a lug wrench? I see a cut out in the styrofoam holding the compressor that looks like a lug wrench should be there but there’s nothing in the space. Thanks
what are you gonna use a lug wrench for if you have no spare?
 

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Is it definitely a 13/16 socket? Thanks
Yep; you can easily check it for yourself, but my ex-'21 Palisade Calligraphy, '22 Santa Fe Calligraphy, and '23 G70 SP have the same 13/16" size lug nuts. That's also why I switched to the Gorilla wheel lock nuts, which use a beefier 13/16" key as well. The stock McGards with a 21mm key design are too flimsy for 90+ ft/lbs IMO, so dumped them and got the Gorillas instead, to only carry one socket. Oh, and that's also the size of the spare winch socket, although you could use the stock wrench tool if you want (not a big deal there).
 
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what are you gonna use a lug wrench for if you have no spare?
If you bothered to read the entire response thread, he stated that he was going to pickup the lift kit and buy a spare. So therefor, lug wrench. Not too difficult to follow if you bother to read the entire response.
 

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Yup, it's super compact, comes in it's own pouch with four different sockets to you have the 13/16th socket as well as the 21mm ones so it will fit just about any wheel. That's why I got that one, long handle for torque and the different socket sizes as well.
 

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Yup, it's super compact, comes in it's own pouch with four different sockets to you have the 13/16th socket as well as the 21mm ones so it will fit just about any wheel. That's why I got that one, long handle for torque and the different socket sizes as well.
Thanks. Ordered it👍
 

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If you bothered to read the entire response thread, he stated that he was going to pickup the lift kit and buy a spare. So therefor, lug wrench. Not too difficult to follow if you bother to read the entire response.
no one reads the entire thread and THEN goes back to post a reply. Come down off your soap box please.
 

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no one reads the entire thread and THEN goes back to post a reply. Come down off your soap box please.
Still on soap box. It's only common sense when you start to read a new thread you haven't seen before to read the entire thread before posting a stupid reply. I guess you also like walking up to an ongoing dinner and making off the cuff remarks that have nothing to do with what is being talked about as well.

Gone are the days a civility and just plain common sense I guess. But based on what's happening in the world today (satellites can change recorded votes stored on SD cards!) I can totally understand the concept.
 
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