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If you buy the new 2015 Acura TLX, do you get a real spare tire in your trunk?

The reason I ask is I just saw the video touting the tire kit and pump.

Acura - Maintenance - Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit - YouTube

My parents' CTS did away with the spare tire to have more trunk room. Call me old-fashioned, but I want a real spare tire. :confused:
 

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yea alot of companies are now offering it as option. I think you can still get the spare as option on the CTS however. Even the CLA is doing this...
 

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I think this is one of the better things to happen since most rarely have to pull out that spare to change a flat.

These days I rather carry a tire patch kit and air compressor and have subscription to some road side assistance.
 

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I'll take the insurance please

I think this is one of the better things to happen since most rarely have to pull out that spare to change a flat.

These days I rather carry a tire patch kit and air compressor and have subscription to some road side assistance.
Good points, but I like having the luxury of not relying on anyone but me. If I only drove in the city, I could see it. Often times I take long trips in the country. I like controlling my own destiny. :)
 

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For the last 14 years I've made yearly round trips from Colorado to California putting over 200k miles on my 99 Honda Accord and my spare tire has never been out of my trunk...(knock on wood).
 

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Good points, but I like having the luxury of not relying on anyone but me. If I only drove in the city, I could see it. Often times I take long trips in the country. I like controlling my own destiny. :)
That's true, it does help to have full control of the situation if a patch just isn't good enough.

Driving out on country roads i would consider having a spare, in the city i won't mind not going with one.
 

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I'll take my chances with fix-a-flat & AAA. I've had 1 flat tire over the past 10 years and it was easily patched (ran over a screw, watched the tech pull it out). Naturally, I just jinxed myself :|
 

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Tire option is $369

I'll take my chances with fix-a-flat & AAA. I've had 1 flat tire over the past 10 years and it was easily patched (ran over a screw, watched the tech pull it out). Naturally, I just jinxed myself :|
I hope you'll be okay.


The tire option is $369 according to Acura.com.


All good points listed in this section, but I like the extra insurance.


If you carry an umbrella to lunch, it hardly rains.


Gotta spend my $500 accessory gift allowance on something.
 

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You know, you don't have to buy everything at the Acura store. You can buy a doughnut kit for $150 elsewhere or a spare tire with a rim for ~$30? on craigslist.
 

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I hope you'll be okay.


The tire option is $369 according to Acura.com.


All good points listed in this section, but I like the extra insurance.


If you carry an umbrella to lunch, it hardly rains.


Gotta spend my $500 accessory gift allowance on something.
I suppose that $369 also includes a jack and wrench unless this is already included with the car. If I end up getting rid of my TSX, may just keep the space saver spare and jack. 4cyl tech has similar size tires. Space saver on the Tsx is 11 years old but never used and should work ok in a pinch.
 

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I plan to buy a Honda steel wheel with a tire from a junk yard and use it as a spare for my 2015 TLX. Does anybody know if the bolt patterns and center hole sizes are the same? I'm guessing a late model Civic rim will fit. I just hate the thought of being on a trip late at night and get a blow out. You can't plug that!
 

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The bolt pattern is 114.3 x 5. It's the same pattern as the Civics over the past 8 years or so. Same as the Accords as well. You might have a hard time fitting it in the space under your trunk though. Also, unless you get an alloy Civic Si rim, the Civic steel wheels are 16 inch wheels. The smallest I've seen for the TLX is 17. You might be better off looking for an Accord wheel. Getting it in the trunk will be the issue I think.
 

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I plan to buy a Honda steel wheel with a tire from a junk yard and use it as a spare for my 2015 TLX. Does anybody know if the bolt patterns and center hole sizes are the same? I'm guessing a late model Civic rim will fit. I just hate the thought of being on a trip late at night and get a blow out. You can't plug that!
If you get a regular width wheel, it might be too wide to fit in the spare tire well. If you're looking to save money, maybe get a used spare tire from a junk yard.
 

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Be advised - yes, there is room for a spare tire under the trunk mat but it will not fit a full size tire on an Acura rim. It fits in the space but sticks up too high to put the mat down flat. Looks like you would have to purchase one of those donut spares if you really want to haul around a physical spare vs. the inflation kit.
 

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Welcome to the Forum!

Be advised - yes, there is room for a spare tire under the trunk mat but it will not fit a full size tire on an Acura rim. It fits in the space but sticks up too high to put the mat down flat. Looks like you would have to purchase one of those donut spares if you really want to haul around a physical spare vs. the inflation kit.
Welcome to the forum! I see this is your first post.

Thanks for the information. I think the last time I had a full-size spare was on my 1977 Gremlin X. :)
I've had donuts since. I couldn't do without it this time so I bought the spare tire kit. Maybe next car I can try going with just the inflation kit.

Since this is your first post, tells us what you drive and maybe something about yourself. :)
 

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I purchased my TLX through Costco's car buying program. They gave me a $100 coupon towards any part or accessory. The dealer quoted me $500 for the spare tire option. So I payed $400 plus tax. They balanced, installed and replaced the foam insert for the spare tire kit. Also inside my driver side door jam originally under spare tire it said none. They replaced the sticker and now it shows the cars spare tire size and correct tire pressure. Feel much better with a spare in the trunk even if it never gets used.
 

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I totally agree! Just got a flat that damaged my sidewall, on a Sunday, and was not able to utilize Roadside assistance because the dealerships in my area are closed on Sundays. Thankfully I was covered for towing on my insurance, State Farm. I had the car towed home and I am planning on get the tire somewhere else than the dealer. I think this is a ploy so you buy tires from Acura. It was a pain waiting for 1 hour for a tow when I could have been on my way in 15 minutes. I am stranded at home until a shop with a replacement opens tomorrow. If I had the spare I would have been able to do some errands. Getting a spare tire kit ASAP!
 
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