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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Spare Tire

Did anyone get the spare tire with their I-Pace?

Mine came with a spare and I'm not sure what to do with it.

There is no dedicated space so it takes up room in the back.

If you have one do you leave it in the back or take it out and store it for future use?
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I was surprised how useless this purchase was! I too ordered it and found this huge tire just occupying almost the entire trunk! I tried to sell it back to Jaguar but they would not take it back.
I have removed it and stored it in the garage.
This cannot be used for a long trip as there will be no space for luggage. It will only come in handy if you find a flat while the car is parked home in the garage!
Tip for others --DO NOT ORDER this useless with no plausible use!
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I know a lot of the times people prefer full sized spares, but I think a space saver wheel would be far more practical for this car. Or they could have built a proper storage area somewhere under the boot. I thought EV's were supposed to make better use of available space? Has anyone looked into smaller options that are compatible?
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Only use would be to call your buddy to bring it to you along with a jack and lug wrench.
With all that effort it is probably better to just put it on a truck to the dealer or your favorite tire store.

Many vehicles run with no spare tire.
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A RunFlat (Extended Mobility) option would have wiser.
Only our Cadillac CT6 and pickup have spares. Everything else was sold with an inflation kit, and instructions how to hitchhike.

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But...

If you were actually taking the car off road on an adventure, you would certainly want a spare and water with you.

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Realistically you're more likely to run out of battery range if you go on an off-road adventure than you are to need a spare tire
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Bah! Just bring a 5 gallon can of lithium!

Seriously, dirt trails where people go have nails. Modern Eco or LRR tires are not as well armored as normal steel radials. The nails come from people burning pallets instead of firewood. One pallet can have a hundred nails in it. Tires pick up the nails and drop them miles away. But even a glass bottle or sharp rock can take out an LRR tire.

I'm going to start out easy and work my way up this spring. Our deserts were recently flooded and a lot of roads and trails are now impassable.

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Only use would be to call your buddy to bring it to you along with a jack and lug wrench.
With all that effort it is probably better to just put it on a truck to the dealer or your favorite tire store.

Many vehicles run with no spare tire.
Yup.

But a lot of times you wake up with a flat, or get off work with a flat. You picked up a nail, and it leaked out. So you grab a spare from the garage, take it to car and get home/work. Now you get your tire plugged or replaced at your convenience. Tow trucks are a hassle and take longer.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, the spare is in my garage too.

Not sure how useful it will be unless I have a flat in my garage.

I know space is tight and the battery takes up a lot of room.

So i guess it's a compromise.
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