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Full Size Tire Fit In Trunk?

Does anybody know if a full size spare will fit in the may-pop spare depression in the trunk?

Getting ready to do the Cop Brake swap, and I don't want any issues if I have to change a front tire.

I'm asking because I thought I read here that there was an issue with 18" wheels (LTZ) after the brake swap, or do I have this concept backwards?

It would still be nice to have a fifth wheel and tire combo, like in the olden days, but if I don't need to, I probably won't do it.
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Nope. Will not fit inside the well, at least not on a 2012 lt model, would assume they are all the same.

Wife hit a pot hole and bent a back rim. I checked to see if the factory 17 with the tire on it would fit before putting it back on the car, and it did not. I was going to buy an extra full size tire and rim from a salvage yard to keep in the spare compartment.
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I did the brake swap on my 2013 lt to the 12 inch rotors. the spare still fits the rear so now my plan for a flat is to first swap the still inflated rear wheel for the spare then place the rear wheel up front. Time consuming, yes, but I haven't had enough roadside flat tires ( zero to date ) to care about a little extra time changing the tire. Some cars like the AWD volvo I had REQUIRED you to place the spare on either the front or the rear and the jack would lift both halves at the same time when placed under the side that wouldn't accept the spare so that you could remove both wheels easier. really helped with rotations. I don't Personally carry one, but a jack stand sounds like a good idea to carry.
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I wonder how much of an interference there is.

If it's a small amount that could be taken up by hub spacer, it's an easy thing to deal with.

Do 9C1's have a may-pop spare, a regular spare, or no spare at all?



I can think of only 2 flats in my life and that's covering maybe 700-800,000 miles, maybe more.

But I do not look favorably at having a flat, in bad weather on the side of a busy road, and risk getting killed taking twice as long to change a tire(s), becoming soaked, dirty or worse yet near frozen, this being Michigan.

Most sudden failures are on the fronts due to hitting stuff.

An ounce of prevention, as they say; I want to come up with the best possible solution, and I hope to never have to deploy it.

If I have to bungie a spare to secure it from moving around on the trunk floor near the rear seat, then I'll do it, but I'll use that as a last resort.

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Suppose you could always keep a full sized spare in your trunk, these cars have very generous trunks, but the diameter is just too much for a full size to fit in the donut hole. Honestly would not worry too much about it sliding around either if you kept a full size spare. Salvage yards here had them around $100 for the 17's some had tires.

Your lucky about the flats. Last two brand new sets of tires on our car, the wife has picked up something in a back tire, one a nail, the other a piece of steel. Luckily they have done fine after I plugged them. Then she hit the pothole and bent the rim and it went flat too. I am leaning more and more towards getting a full sized spare, would suck for her to get a flat 200 miles from home and have only the donut.
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Honestly would not worry too much about it sliding around either if you kept a full size spare.
I have, let's say, a spirited driving style, and tend to not have extraneous items loose in the car at all, as they would not stay put.

With the LTZ suspension, 18" 50's, the STB's and soon to have installed upgraded sway bar, I know better than to allow anything that could move around, as it invariably will move around.

One of the first purchases I made was a cargo net for small items in the trunk.

I got it for $15 from ebay that turned out to be a local purchase, but he mailed it anyway.

If you look, there should be hooks on the upper tail light fasteners that a cargo net mounts to, so all you need is the net. I bought the hooked fasteners, too, and then realized I already them.
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Yeah, I quickly put a cargo net in my 2012 as well. It's nice to be able to put small, light things in the net and know that they'll stay put! :-) Although, I believe that I paid much more than $10 for mine. It's a OEM "envelope" style net that hooks onto the taillight finger-tighteners. Is that what you have as well? Maybe I just paid more because it was OEM....

I do wish that there you could put a full-sized spare in the facttory spare hole though! I have a screw in my rear tire right now - while I'm not sure if it's just into the treads of the tire or going all of the way though, I decided to put a full-size spare in the trunk for now until I can get it looked at (I have a feeling that it's just into the tread, but I don't want to try and remove it to find out). :-)

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Rubber tire on the factory rug won't slide much even if you take your corners on two wheels, but yeah I get it the idea of tying things down. Never know when you will have to lock up the brakes, and probably wouldn't want a tire slamming forward in the case of a rear ending.
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Yeah, I quickly put a cargo net in my 2012 as well. It's nice to be able to put small, light things in the net and know that they'll stay put! :-) Although, I believe that I paid much more than $10 for mine. It's a OEM "envelope" style net that hooks onto the taillight finger-tighteners. Is that what you have as well? Maybe I just paid more because it was OEM....
This was $15 for a used OEM one.

I looked here and Ebay after I found out what a new factory one was worth from GMPartsDirect.
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Another thing to remember is that the spare tire has to be inflated to 60psi. I recently checked mine and it was only 30psi. Always check it when you're inflating tires.
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