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Model Y has no Spare Tire

Discussion in 'Model Y' started by Watts_Up, Mar 14, 2020.

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  1. Watts_Up

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    #1 Watts_Up, Mar 14, 2020
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    How and where to carry a spare tire for the Model Y?

    - Is the frunk larger enough (for a deflated tire)?

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    - Is the second rear sub-trunk is large enough (like with the Model X on this picture?

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    - is the rear sub-trunk deep enough?

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    - When removing the carpet, could the rear area large enough to insert a spare horizontally?

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    - Or does the only possibility is to keep it directly inside the trunk?

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    Here is the Model Y trunk

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    Did you mean to post this in the Model X forum?
     
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  3. Emanmdphd

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    No Tesla has a spare tire
     
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    Old news since what 2012?
     
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    Almost ½ of ALL new cars sold don't have a spare.
     
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    Take trucks and large suvs out of the equation and very few new cars come with a spare
     
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    How does Tesla do it in countries that require a spare tire?
     
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    I’ve seen this comment a lot, but I’m yet to see a source for this legal requirement. Can anybody provide source? In Europe this is not a requirement, but Ive heard som U.S. States like Texas have it?????
     
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    I think for those they just include a tire patch kits with pump or something like that.
     
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    Better question. Will my model 3 spare fit on the model Y? Is the 19" outside diameter bigger than the 18?
     
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    Looks like the answer is no: 19" model Y dia = 28", 18" model 3 = 26.3"
     
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    I have no experience with this company (or Tesla yet for that matter), but I remember seeing this in a video:
    search page - Modern Spare

    Just thought I would share.
     
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    I have the modern spare for the 18" model 3. It is fine but takes up a lot of trunk space in the model 3.
     
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    You've heard wrong.
     
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    Thats why i put like 5 question marks there.
    My question still stands. I’ve read numerous times on this and other (Tesla)forums, that there are laws somewhere that demands a physical spare wheel in the car, like comment #7 in this thread.
    I’ve yet to see evidence of this claim.
     
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    #17 Watts_Up, Mar 16, 2020
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    I think the confusion is that in some US states,
    it is illegal to sale a used car without a spare tire if originally this car had a spare tire.

    Carmakers are skipping spare to slightly increase fuel economy, but also to save cost.
    They provide instead “run-flat” tires, or a compressor and sealant kit to temporarily fix a flat tire.

    The problem is that a sealant kit won’t help drivers if a tire’s sidewall gets sliced
    or if the flat is caused by more extensive damage than a tread puncture.
     
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    I can't speak for either of those, but in the case of Australia, two conflicting observations:

    - Nissan Leafs sold here had a spare tyre (attached below the rear of the car), but Nissan Leafs imported directly from Japan don't.
    - Tesla Model S, X and 3 sold in Australia do not have a spare tyre included.

    The Leaf example may have been a source for this kind of rumour, unless it *was* a requirement back then and ceased to be before the Model S started to be sold (in Australia this was 2012 for the Leaf, 2014 for the Model S)..
     
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    Many newer cars have different size tires on front and back. What ..... do you really want to carry 2 spares?
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    A spare tire is often way smaller than the car's regular tires ('donut') and isn't intended to be used for more than 50 miles or so.
     
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