Nice pics The spare looks really punny in comparision.Samuel2003 said:The full size wheel is much more visible (it is fully positioned/tightened).
It does not hit anything.Samuel2003 said:N-Jay, lol you are a bad influence!
Yolk, I don't foresee it making any kind of real contact. I'll keep you updated on how dirty it gets or if I see any kind of scuffing.
Is the cover open side up or open side down?mlewisr said:When I added my full size spare I bought a vinyl tire cover from my local auto parts store to cover it up. It looks much nicer under the Pilot and it will add protection to the rim and tire.
Lets see?colorider said:
That was a joke - right?
Good points - I actually thought that either one of us was not yet awake or that you were joking!N_Jay said:
Cover, open side up.
Makes a nice bag to catch any water dirt and salt that gets above the tire. I bet by spring you have a well salt soaked wheel.
Cover, open side down.
Protects the exposed side of the tire but not the wheel, but does keep off much of what will sit on top of the wheel (Face side).
Either way i think it is unneccesary. The wheel and tire stored under the car are no worse protected than the ones being used.
Yes and no.a2Pilot said:Will a full size spare still fit if you have a trailer hitch?
But the fact that your full size spare (and therefor your flat tire) will not fit is offset buty the few $$ you save!jay said:
Yes and no.
I read (and saw from the pictures) that it will if you have the OEM hitch. There's not enough clearance with a DrawTite hitch. See this thread:
Full size spare fits perfectly with the HONDA OEM hitch. Some of the aftermarket hitches do interfere.a2Pilot said:Will a full size spare still fit if you have a trailer hitch?
Bravo!!! :29:Loutog said:
I use the full size spare in the 5 tire rotation.
Know what you mean. I like to use the 5 tire rotation because if consistently done properly, all five wear at about the same rate and the full set lasts a bit longer than if you only rotated 4. When it's time to replace, I replace all 5 and have a matched set that provides optimal car handling and breaking since all four operating tires are the same age and similar in wear.colorider said:
I'm betting that you are one of very few that use the full-size spare in the rotation pattern. Actually, I only use the FS spare in the rotation until I am ready to replace the first set of tires. Then I keep the "best of the 5" for the spare and only buy 4 new tires - and use a 4-tire rotation from that point on.