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Spare wheel options

Discussion in 'Model X' started by OzSimon, Dec 16, 2016.

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  1. OzSimon

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    my x arrives in a couple of weeks and I am not keen on long road trips without a spare. Is there any known space saver wheel to fit the x?
     
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    This is a very good question. My X will be the first car I've ever owned that didn't have a spare. I've been thinking that I would get the Tesla tire repair kit with the sealer and compressor for a temporary fix, but I don't like the idea of having someone unfamiliar with Tesla repairing the tire and dealing with the sensor and the sound deadening in the tire. A spare would be better, even if just to carry during a long trip.

    But there are other issues to consider. You'd also need a jack and tool (can't remember the name) to remove the lug nuts, and can you even jack up an X? And if so where? I just looked in the manual and it mentions nothing about how to replace a tire yourself, jack points, etc. The manual just mentions the repair kit and calling for roadside assistance (in the unlikely event that you happen to be within 50 miles of a service center).
     
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    #3 vandacca, Dec 16, 2016
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    Here is some random information regarding tire punctures:
    • Tire Sealant is only a temporary fix to get you to safety. It renders the tire unrepairable and must be completely replaced ASAP (this also applies to the Tesla's Tire Repair Kit)
    • You could try fixing it yourself with a tire plug kit
    • After using sealant or plug, you'll need a compressor like that in Tesla's Tire Repair Kit, or this fancy combo pack.
    • I heard that the BMW Spare Tire Kit may work, but I haven't tried it myself (you'll still need a jack & lug wrench)
    • Do a search on this forum, lots of threads already discussing this topic.
     
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    Great info, vandacca, thanks!
     
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    What tire plug kit were you referring to? The link takes you to the Tesla repair kit as well.
     
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    Sorry, I repaired the link above. It was the Stop & Go Deluxe Tire Kit.
     
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    I'm in the same position, I'll be in fairly remote areas and don't want to be stuck without a spare. Did you end up exploring the BMW spare tire kit option?
     
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    At this time I have found no options for a spare, and there really is no room to carry a full size wheel so I cancelled my order for a spare and am winging it.

    bob Jane told me the sealant option often will get you out of trouble....
     
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    Any possibility to buy run flats for your X?
     
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