RFI - Would a full size spare fit in the trunk of my 97 Civic EX coupe?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Orick, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Orick

    Orick Guest

    Hi everyone, I recently bought a 97 Civic EX coupe. The tires are
    pretty worn so I ordered some new Yokohama Avid Touring from
    tirerack.com (they have pretty good price and great service).

    What I like to do is to keep one of the good tire that still has some
    tread left, buy a steel wheel and make a full size spare out of it.
    The donut spare that comes with the car looks really pathetic so I
    don't have any confidence in it.

    I thought someone must have done this already. If you have, can you
    let me know how it worked out? Would the full size spare fit in the
    trunk cavity well? Or would it leave an unsightly bulge and damage the
    board above it?

    Orick, Jun 23, 2004
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  2. I high doubt it'll ever fit in the spare compartment.... but you can always
    leave it in the trunk!
    -- SilverSting --, Jun 23, 2004
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  3. Orick

    Honda Doc Guest

    Yes it will fit. It will sit slightly higher though, raising up the floor
    cover a little. The hold down is even reversible for a full size spare.
    Honda Doc, Jun 24, 2004
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