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Old 05-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Need a spare tire 2003 325Cic

My vert didn't come with a spare tire. Should I get a donut like this one or can I put in a full size? I currently have 18" tires on all four.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Get a used 17" with tire for a lot less than that ~70 or something
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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Get a used 17" with tire for a lot less than that ~70 or something
"Hmmm, Solidjake has a good idea. I'd better measure how wide the tire will is to make sure a 17" tire will fit". I take my measuring tape out to the car and pop the trunk. I lift up the false floor and measure the diameter of the well. Twenty-six inches. I replace the false floor. Yeah, I think to myself, that idea will work great, I'll just...waitaminnit...that well is like only two inches deep! How the hell is a tire going to fit into that? So I raise the false floor and stare at the wheel well. After a few seconds(yeah, I'm not that quick) I realize I'm not looking at the floor of the wheel well, I'm looking at the cover of the wheel well. Underneath that, there is a doughnut!

So this mean I can get those split mirrors I've been dying for this month!
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:39 AM   #4
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now you've found it - make sure it has air
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Good point!

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Old 05-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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Pics?? As soon as I pull up my false floor I'm looking at my spare...am I missing something?
I used my spare once- just to be able to get my car of the jack and take my tire to get fixed. I found out at that time that my spare needed air.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:01 PM   #7
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Pics?? As soon as I pull up my false floor I'm looking at my spare...am I missing something?
I used my spare once- just to be able to get my car of the jack and take my tire to get fixed. I found out at that time that my spare needed air.
Sure thing. Here ya' go: trunk false floor :


Look! No spare tire!



Fooled everyone so far!
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:17 PM   #8
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Yeah, I don't have the false floor... I guess the p o (or previous to him) must have kept it.... as well as the remote keys and owners manual.
Thanks for the pics!! Nice car btw!
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:18 PM   #9
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Sure thing. Here ya' go: trunk false floor :


Look! No spare tire!



Fooled everyone so far!
The Spare tire is under the plastic cover (Under the jack and all that stuff). You Have to take off the white plastic thing on top, and then untwist the metal thing that holds down the plastic there. The spare tire is under the plastic cover that the pic shows. So you not only have to lift up that trap door, but also another plastic cover under the trap door. If you do have one, it should be under there.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:36 AM   #10
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Gee, we didn't read the thread did we??
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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Gee, we didn't read the thread did we??
Ahah yes, my bad. I must have missed the last sentence of one of Faber's posts.

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"Hmmm, Solidjake has a good idea. I'd better measure how wide the tire will is to make sure a 17" tire will fit". I take my measuring tape out to the car and pop the trunk. I lift up the false floor and measure the diameter of the well. Twenty-six inches. I replace the false floor. Yeah, I think to myself, that idea will work great, I'll just...waitaminnit...that well is like only two inches deep! How the hell is a tire going to fit into that? So I raise the false floor and stare at the wheel well. After a few seconds(yeah, I'm not that quick) I realize I'm not looking at the floor of the wheel well, I'm looking at the cover of the wheel well. Underneath that, there is a doughnut!
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