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I picked up another wheel and am going to get a full-size spare tire. I'm curious how critical it is to get the same exact tire. I can get a great deal on another brand of tire that's the same size, type, and specification class as the Continentals that came on my Pilot.

After buying a wheel and TPMS I'm just wondering if I can save a few bucks.
 

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The spare it came with isn't the same exact tire so I wouldn't worry about it. Personally I never use my spare anyway. If I get a flat I just fix on vehicle. I carry a small compressor and a kit. Of course if it's a blowout I would lol. I find it easier.

As long as it's the same size and is just a spare I'm sure it's fine
 

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Thanks for the reply. I'll grab this other tire.
 

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@Tourist2012 Have you been able to confirm that the full-size spare will fit up into the space without sticking down too far or rubbing up against anything it shouldn't? Thanks in advance.
 

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@Tourist2012 Have you been able to confirm that the full-size spare will fit up into the space without sticking down too far or rubbing up against anything it shouldn't? Thanks in advance.
The deal fell through on the tire I was going to buy, it was a leftover tire at a local shop. But they had sold it when I went back to get it.

So, I didn't do it yet. But, I had a full-size spare on our 2012.
 

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It fits. That's why Honda says to put the full size tire back up where you took your spare from when you have to use it.
 

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I picked up another wheel and am going to get a full-size spare tire. I'm curious how critical it is to get the same exact tire. I can get a great deal on another brand of tire that's the same size, type, and specification class as the Continentals that came on my Pilot.

After buying a wheel and TPMS I'm just wondering if I can save a few bucks.
really depends on your goal.

If you want to use the spare as part of a five way tire rotation, yes matching tire only. If as a temporary spare, same size will do fine.
 

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really depends on your goal.

If you want to use the spare as part of a five way tire rotation, yes matching tire only. If as a temporary spare, same size will do fine.
Don't plan on doing a 5-way rotation. I just want a full-size spare because 98% of my family is 1000 miles away and I don't want to deal with a donut temp spare should I get a flat on that kind of trip.
 

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Smart move to be cautious. But with That 1000 miles scenario, (been there with 1000 mile trips many times) I might suck up the extra cost with the same tire on the car anyway. After all the Difference in cost between a cheap tire and peace of mind for your family's safety is worth the price.
 
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