nkane
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Spare Tire Kit

Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:04 pm

I came across this spare tire kit which claims it fits the PHEV: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Mitsub ... 3376074464

Anyone have experience with this? It seems like it goes in the space where the battery lives, but I remain intrigued. The lack of a spare is one of the big drawbacks of the Outlander PHEV.

greendwarf
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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:06 am

Hmm, looks very dodgy to me! Unlikely to be "genuine" otherwise we would have heard of it before. Illustration poor quality and unreadable. Why is tyre not attached to rim? Is it a "space saver" or full size? If full size, why not sell just hanger kit - cheaper to ship!

But is it really necessary? In 6.5 years with my PHEV I have had more punctures than in previous 50 years of driving but only once needed a tow truck, which cost me £114 - makes this kit a very expensive comfort blanket. :roll:

oscarmax
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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:04 am

I just carry a full size secondhand alloy spare wheel, problem solved less than £100
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greendwarf
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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:21 am

I agree but it does take up a lot of space.

However, a cautionary tale regarding underfloor spares. My father had his stolen from a commuter car park and although the theif was caught, the wheel had to be kept by the police for several months as evidence, leaving my father in a state of anxiety meanwhile. This was in the old days of tubed tyres when a puncture meant instant imobility - whereas my recent experiences have been mainly slow leaks due to embedded nails etc. :oops:

oscarmax
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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:45 am

Not having a spare wheel is so alien to me, maybe it is just my age group plus we tow a caravan.
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mellobob
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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:23 am

I had one on my aging pickup truck. One day I did have a flat and went to change the tire. Of course, the weather was really crappy and I wasn't dressed for it :) But, once I found the jack, etc. I started to remove the tire ... the mechanism was rusted to badly that no amount of elbow grease or cursing would free it. Ended up having the truck towed and the spare mechanism cut out with an angle grinder. The spare is now lying (dangerously) in the truck bed.

malbut
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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:10 am

Admit I have not suffered a puncture that needed the wheel changing on a journey — certainly since 1998 and almost definitely longer — though I have always carried one, so its lack is worrying.
Luckily I have a set of winter tyre shod wheels, so I always carry a spare in the back. But it does take up space.
An under-body rack for a full-size spare would be useful. The one mentioned in the opening post seems strange, plus it's expensive to ship to the UK. I see there are space-saver spares available, but they will still take up space in the back, and I don't know if they'd cause problems if used on a driving axle.
To be honest, I've not checked under the vehicle if there's clearance, space or suitable fixing points — that's probably the first job...

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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:36 am

If the spacesaver is of a different dimension than the original tyre, the car will certainly complain.
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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:38 am

nkane wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:04 pm
I came across this spare tire kit which claims it fits the PHEV: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Mitsub ... 3376074464

Anyone have experience with this? It seems like it goes in the space where the battery lives, but I remain intrigued. The lack of a spare is one of the big drawbacks of the Outlander PHEV.
This item is out of stock.
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AndyInOz
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Re: Spare Tire Kit

Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:39 pm

jaapv wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:36 am
If the spacesaver is of a different dimension than the original tyre, the car will certainly complain.
And/or shut down and refuse to move.
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