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It has always been a point of contention for me that the Elantra doesn't come with at least a mini-donut spare. I finally broke down and ordered one today and I wanted to share, in case someone else pulls the trigger on this.

I ordered the Dorman 926-021 Wheel and Tire Package - Black, Steel, Direct Fit. You can search Dorman 926-021 it is all over the internet and the usual price is $135.95.

I got mine at JC Whitney. It had no tax, and free shipping. Also, there is a code this month for "$20 Off $100 + Free Shipping" The code is
JCWMDSM4

so I thought that was the best deal. I suppose this code is good for many things. Here is the final amount:

Subtotal$135.95
Discount-$20.00
ShippingFREE
Tax$0.00
TOTAL$115.95

Hope this saves someone some money!
Hank
2012 Elantra GLS Sedan 1.8, 130K miles.
 

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It has always been a point of contention for me that the Elantra doesn't come with at least a mini-donut spare. I finally broke down and ordered one today and I wanted to share, in case someone else pulls the trigger on this.

I ordered the Dorman 926-021 Wheel and Tire Package - Black, Steel, Direct Fit. You can search Dorman 926-021 it is all over the internet and the usual price is $135.95.

I got mine at JC Whitney. It had no tax, and free shipping. Also, there is a code this month for "$20 Off $100 + Free Shipping" The code is
JCWMDSM4

so I thought that was the best deal. I suppose this code is good for many things. Here is the final amount:

Subtotal$135.95
Discount-$20.00
ShippingFREE
Tax$0.00
TOTAL$115.95

Hope this saves someone some money!
Hank
2012 Elantra GLS Sedan 1.8, 130K miles.
Good deal.. Even locally people are asking $135+. I have been shopping around lately, and this will help for sure!

Thank you sir.

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Picked up a complete package from a Sonata, tire/wheel/jack/tools etc for $90 shipped off Ebay. I keep that and the inflator kit in the trunk.
 

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Picked up a complete package from a Sonata, tire/wheel/jack/tools etc for $90 shipped off Ebay. I keep that and the inflator kit in the trunk.
Donut or full size spare? Have a link?

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Donut or full size spare? Have a link?

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Donut, and it was a individual seller on ebay. I just keep looking until I found a deal.
 

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i think the dorman is the wheel and tire only. the factory kit has the jack+tools needed, plus the foam holder, which all fits neatly in the spare tire well. one can also get a full size spare and tire in there(we have both), and with some effort, cut down the factory foam holder for the rest. 90 bucks for the factory kit is a killer deal, great find.
 

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I like having a full size spare. I have purchased a take off set of 4 Elantra steel rims, tires with hubcaps on Craigslist for $100. I used one for a spare. I sell the remaining rims and tires for $50 each and the hubcaps for $15 each on Craigslist. Most people who want a spare, do not want a full set.

I just got back from a trip from Phoenix to Yellowstone. 900 miles into the trip, I had a screw puncture the rear tire near the outside edge. I put on my full sized spare and drove the remaining 2000 miles of my trip. Try that with a space saver spare.
 

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I just got back from a trip from Phoenix to Yellowstone. 900 miles into the trip, I had a screw puncture the rear tire near the outside edge. I put on my full sized spare and drove the remaining 2000 miles of my trip. Try that with a space saver spare.
I personally wouldn't drive 2K miles without a spare. But in this case, I would have pulled out my plug kit, fixed tire, filled up with my inflator kit pump and been on my merry way. Wouldn't have even broken a sweat....lol
 

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My Elantra came with a spare tire....a doughnut but still. I didn't know they came without. What happens if you get a flat?
 

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My Elantra came with a spare tire....a doughnut but still. I didn't know they came without. What happens if you get a flat?

They came with an inflator kit. Basically a can of fix a flat and air pump.
 
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I personally wouldn't drive 2K miles without a spare. But in this case, I would have pulled out my plug kit, fixed tire, filled up with my inflator kit pump and been on my merry way. Wouldn't have even broken a sweat....lol
He said Phoenix, it gets pretty hot there in August :)
 

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OK, all this talk of spares just before my trip had me down in the barn and putting one of my snow tires in the trunk well. No jack but I have AAA. One thing to keep in mind with a full size tire, the trunk floor doesn't sit flush anymore. It's a 16" versus the 17" for the summer tire but they are the same diameter.
 

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I personally wouldn't drive 2K miles without a spare. But in this case, I would have pulled out my plug kit, fixed tire, filled up with my inflator kit pump and been on my merry way. Wouldn't have even broken a sweat....lol
I did have a plug kit and the inflator. I would have used it if I had gotten another flat. Lately I have had some trouble with leaks using the plug kit. Maybe the screw punctures cause more leaks.
 

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OK, all this talk of spares just before my trip had me down in the barn and putting one of my snow tires in the trunk well. No jack but I have AAA. One thing to keep in mind with a full size tire, the trunk floor doesn't sit flush anymore. It's a 16" versus the 17" for the summer tire but they are the same diameter.
we have 16", and a full size spare fits perfectly, floor is flat. i also have an electric jack, and a spare cordless impact. also have a couple cans of flatseal. i used to deliver mail out in the boonies, and flatseal saved me many times. but it will not seal the sidewall.
 

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My full size spare fits flat, also. I cut down the foam insert, to fit my floor jack.
 

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I'd bought a spare from a 2008 Sonata from the boneyard soon after I bought my Elantra; worked in action too! Caveat: just because a salvage tyre was never ever used, doesn't mean it doesn't run low on air... somehow I neglected to top it up! Fortunately nothing bad happened!
 

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we have 16", and a full size spare fits perfectly, floor is flat. i also have an electric jack, and a spare cordless impact. also have a couple cans of flatseal. i used to deliver mail out in the boonies, and flatseal saved me many times. but it will not seal the sidewall.
I have 16" alloys for my snows. I had to put it in cap side up so because I didn't want the cap to get lost. I did bring the pump and fix a flat. Just got back from my trip and I never had to look at the spare.

I won't use the fix a flat because it will ruin the TPS so it will just add another $30 to the replacement cost plus the person at the tire shop won't like have to clean the rim.
 

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I have a really dumb question about my new donut. The tire that came as a result of purchasing the

Dorman 926-021

is a T125 80 R15

It says

"Inflate to 420 KPA (60 psi)." The brand is Vee Rubber (don't think that makes a difference). Tire Rack sells Kuhmo brand in this size and again it says on the tire 60 psi.

Am I really supposed to inflate this thing to 60 psi? It sounds like way too much!
 

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No reason to to buy a donut..ever.. as long as the trunk size fits a full size 16'' as such the Elantra does.
I bought a used Aluminium matching wheel for $85 at junk yard and then bought a $41 new all season tire from Walmart.
Bought a jack from bone yard for $5 and tire rod from amazon for $17

Already got an instant flat from running over a curb. Changed it out in about 20 minutes. Drove on spare without worries and no rush to repair
 
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