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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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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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I was surprised how useless this purchase was!

I wish that this tread had started in the first week of Oct 2018 so I that wouldn't have ordered the nearly useless spare. Like others, I've stored it in my garage.


SUV's that don't come with at least a mini spare is a pet peeve of mine. To wit: when I took delivery of a 2019 Q7 two mos ago I negotiated for a 5th OEM wheel at 20% below cost, and then fitted an OEM tire from tire rack so that I can do a 5-wheel rotation. The Q7 is so large, I can throw the spare in the back on trips out of town and still have room for luggage, skis, etc. Note that US Q7's all have a third row which takes up the pare tire well when folded. In Europe, you can order a two row Q7 with a spare. Anyway, as others have noted, the I-Pace spare takes up the entire luggage area behind the rear seats so it has to be left behind.


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i will buy a spare tire / wheel

Hi ejbritto, I offer you $100 plus your ground shipping cost to zip 94708 (about $100) if you are loathing that spare. I don't expect to carry it in the car but I have 18 inch wheels and would shave down the tread to match my other 3 if I had an unrepairable tire failure.
 

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I take the spare out for trips but leave it in for daily use. I had flats in town in both of my prior EVs, and without spares it was quite an ordeal to get going again. The sealer/inflator kits (which the iPace also has) have not worked for me and make a mess. But it is huge and I would have preferred a small temporary tire.
 

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Hi ejbritto, I offer you $100 plus your ground shipping cost to zip 94708 (about $100) if you are loathing that spare. I don't expect to carry it in the car but I have 18 inch wheels and would shave down the tread to match my other 3 if I had an unrepairable tire failure.
No thanks -- I will just keep it as a spare for an emergency. Not worth the effort to ship it to anyone!
 

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First flat today. Short screw right in the corner/shoulder of the tread. Pretty sure there is no road hazard on these tires. Maybe I should have opted for that additional tire coverage the dealer offered.

Anyway it was leaking pretty steady so I put a plug in it and will be at the tire store tomorrow.....
 

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I also ordered the spare expecting something totally different! Specifically something that did NOT take up the entire trunk. It will reside in my garage too. Who knows? One day I may be happy I have it. One nice thing is the cover it came with.
 
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