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Things I'll need for my TM3...Baby Spare anyone ?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by RopDaddy, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. RopDaddy

    RopDaddy Member

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    Does anyone know if a baby spare is a possibility for the TM3? Expecting my AWD 3 in mid October and I'm trying to get ahead of things.

    Thanks,
     
  2. woodisgood

    woodisgood It's walnut, beech

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    I don't know for certain but my guess is Tesla would rather have you tow the car than put a smaller wheel on. Most people are going with compressor/patch kits.

    If you definitely want to carry a spare, a full-size would be the way to go. But I'm not sure if it would actually fit in the under-trunk storage...but that question must have been asked and answered on here at some point.
     
  3. Fudd

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    There was a thread a while back about someone buying an 18" spare for a Hyundai Genesis that works for the M3: Mini Spare For Model 3, Hyundai Genesis 18" works

    I considered it (car coming next week), but I'm thinking of just a repair kit and pump.
     
  4. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Active Member

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    Unless you have a habit of riding in areas that cause flats, just don't worry about it.
    Evidently, not even the aftermarket folks think that it is worthwhile.
     
  5. Daniel in SD

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    Another option: 2017-2018 Tesla Model 3 Complete Kit - Modern Spare
    Pretty cool that they make 81mph rated donuts now.
    A spare definitely won’t fit in the frunk with the liner in place. Maybe if the liner was removed and the tire was deflated it could be shoehorned in.
    I think you could mount a spare under the rear deck in the trunk.
     
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  6. judyjetson

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    I like your find. One question:
    1. Will this work with the 19" sport wheels? (I don't see why not for temp use, rotors and brakes are the same size as with 18" aeros)
     
  7. Daniel in SD

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    The outside diameter of all the Model 3 tire options are the same so it will work.
     
  8. JeffK

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    Will it fit with the performance upgrade rotor/brake caliper combo though...?
     
  9. Daniel in SD

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    Probably not. Though it only has to fit either the front or the back since you can always rotate a larger stock wheel if you get a flat on an axle with larger clearance requirements. Hope that made sense. haha
     
  10. KingTito

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    Good point. I'm watching threads to see what is figured out for a performance upgrade spare. I will carry an inflator, plug kit, etc. on our upcoming road trip but wouldn't mind having a spare.
     

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