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Give them a call at 1-888-215-1175 toll free and find out!

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Thanks Mike. Any particular person I should ask for?

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Scott Kerr, Fixed Operations Manager. I usually deal with him, or if he's out -> Chris, one of the other parts guys.

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If anyone wants to buy mine, I'd sell it... never been used, stored in a case I made with a velcro closure.-Iain

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If anyone wants to buy mine, I'd sell it... never been used, stored in a case I made with a velcro closure.-Iain

Put it in the classifieds on smartcarofamerica.com - gone in a flash I bet!Have you never had a flat in 250,000km? Niiice.Bil :sun:

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...But it won't work on the USA cars, will it?I've never had a flat in... 600 000 km of driving, actually!-Iain

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Steven, if you start to stock them, put me on the list! :biglaugh:

+Put me on your list too Stephen.

doris

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+Put me on your list too Stephen.

doris

Did you ask Iain (Duck) what he wants for his that he never uses?

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Spare tire? We don't need no steenking spare tire!

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That's how they do it in the Motherland.....;)

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Does anyone know if it is still possible to purchase one of these spare tires talked about?

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13 years of Smart driving and never had a proper puncture except slow leaks fixed by preinjected tyre gunk. I carry a spare wheel and jack when venturing afar but have never had the opportunity to use those in earnest. I check tyre pressure almost monthly but usually do a cursory check before each drive.

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10 years and ditto; however, I was on a smart drive in the USA with two others when one car got a sidewall gash and the sealant would only hold 8 PSI in the tire. Keith had to limp slowly back to the border at 50 km/h.... That's when I decided to get one.

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...and in December last year I bent a rim on a huge pothole. The vibration was ridiculous and would have destroyed the bearing in no time and the tire looked to be on the verge of deflating at the bead. So I used the spare for the 60 km drive and it paid off nicely. It would have been a flatbed tow otherwise.

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Interesting. You've sparked an interest here.

Now that I've installed a trailer hitch to this car I think I will make this attachment

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Edited by GRP151

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I guess if you 4 feet tall and like the seat right up to the steering wheel. Ya! I can see that makes sense.

Although my guess is you would want to wash the wheel really well so it doesn't dirty up the car.

Then again inside storage space seems to be more valuable in this particular situation. I like the idea of having that extra bumper (wheel) behind me. Acts like a buffer between me and the cars.

Another option...

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Edited by GRP151

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I am ~6'3" and it fits behind my seat nicely. I have a 115 section spare on a 3.5 inch wide rim.

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My handbook tells me spare wheel is behind driver's seat:

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I store krik, wielmoersleutel, bandenzak and gebruicksaanwijzing in centre of wheel.

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No OEM spares in North American smarts...

Must be an American thing. Martian Rovers do not have spare wheels either.

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