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Finally got my Spare tire kit, a little more then what I was looking to pay. Okey to make a short story long, got sick of not able to get a spare for my car so I sent an e-mail to Dodge (actually I was hopping that they'd send me a free one:smiley18:, no luck but they did set me up with this place: Mopar Parts - The Official Mopar Parts eStore offered by Chrysler It has everything, the jack, lug wrench, everything. The spare was $109.(rim only though) The jack was $96.45, ect.
The tire I got through TireRack.com for $104. shipping brought it up to $122.66 mounting was $17.00
 

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I would do the same, I prefer having a spare tire as well.

When I had the Camaro SS w/o a spare, GM said to call Onstar and they would take care of it all. But this would require an active Onstar subscription.

I do not have a lot of confidence in the factory air compressor that is included with the spare tire delete option.
 

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Yeah, that tire foam's fine if you have a leak, but don't see how it'd do me any good if you catch something bigger then a nail or on a blow out. really don't know what Dodge was thinking not offering a spare tire on some packages.
 

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I had no spare with my SRT-4 Caliber. I had to use the pump once when I got a screw in the tread. You have to leave the screw or whatever in the tire or else all the goo will ooze out of the hole. We pulled it out at first and after we saw all the sealant was coming out, we stuck it back in. Damn, this sounds kinda pornographic, doesn't it? Anyway; I'm glad I have a spare now, even if it is a donut.
 

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I have to agree with you all not having a spare was a rediculous decision by car manufacturers. Over the years of driving I've had a railroad spike, piece of sheet metal, 4" peice of threaded rod with a nut on it, along with my share of screws and nails puncture my tires. We all know the feeling and normal response after a blow out and when you go to get the spare out and find a little pump that injects goo into the tire it becomes even a worse nightmare.
 

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Okey, got a stupid question. How in the (blank) do you put the spare tire, jack and lug wrench in the trunk? The Tire I figured out, the holding rod no problem, but how does the jack and wrench go?:scratchhead: The manual doesn't show anything of use. Thanks for any help.
 

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do you have 20 inch wheels? the only spare listed on the Mopar site is 18 inch.
 

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WARNING: possibly stupid question follows.

I just picked up an R/T Classic with factory 20" wheels, and my intention is to get some 18" wheels for winter when it rolls around again. I have no idea what size spare is in my car, but I do know it has one. If it's an 18 (which I presume it is), is it OK to drive with 20s on the other 3? Obviously it wouldn't be far (I think donuts are typically rated for 50 miles or whatever), but I wouldn't want to cause damage to the rear diff or anything else.
 

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I have to agree with you all not having a spare was a rediculous decision by car manufacturers. Over the years of driving I've had a railroad spike, piece of sheet metal, 4" peice of threaded rod with a nut on it, along with my share of screws and nails puncture my tires. We all know the feeling and normal response after a blow out and when you go to get the spare out and find a little pump that injects goo into the tire it becomes even a worse nightmare.
I once got a flat from a GM ignition key!
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The well in my SRT is filled with sub-woofers. Candidly, I'd rather have an empty well. Anyway, I upgraded my wife's Charger R/T with the same size wheels/tires as my Challenger. She has an empty well (no factory spare). So we keep our aftermarket wheel/tire/jack in her car until we go for a longer ride with mine, at which time I move it over.
 

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When my ‘18 SP was in the body shop last September, I had a ‘19 Charger R/T rental as a loaner. It had a factory spare. I took some pictures of how the jack is secured.

NOTE: The Charger was equipped with wheel chocks from the factory, as per a recall last year.
We’ll see if the forum software will let me upload 10 pictures.










 
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