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Does anyone know of a space saver spare that will fit the Gt. I'm trying to get more room in the spare tire area but don't want the chance of going without the spare.
 

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Chevy Chevette space saver works... don't remember what year, but I went to a junkyard and tried it out first.
 

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I just went the my local yard and searched around till I found a 4-100. They are so thin that I doubt you have to worry about the offset. I actually think I pulled mine out of an escort.

The real problem is how to hold it in place. The original contraption is pretty useless with the skinny rig and since I have much wider tires now, the flat will take the entire space unless I simply roll it behind the seats till I can get it fixed.
 

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Any Honda Civic or early (pre-'91 I believe) Prelude. There were lots to chose from in our local Pick-Your-Part, all un-used (surprise!).

I was looking at the original spare tire mounting location, and thinking what a waste of space it is, even with the space saver spare. I am thinking of getting rid of the "parcel" shelf and cross piece just below the rear window and mounting the space saver spare tire where the existing luggage shelf is now, and covering it with a hinged lid. That would leave a space beside the new spare for "hidden" items below the new lid. And the new luggage shelf (on top of the hinged lid) can be the entire length, from the seat backs right to the fuel tank filler tube. Almost like a station wagon, sans the tail gate.

Just thinking....
 

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well my bro had has fiero out befor he sells it this week and i was looking at the spare tire on that its a space saver very small and would be a good spare for our gts.
 

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Center bore is the key.

Waking up an old thread here. I had picked up a Miata spare and when I tried it on the center bore was too small and it would not sit flat on the front. I didn't try it on the back.
In another thread someone said the Opel center bore is 57.1mm. I found on a Honda site that they are 56.1mm. I found a good Honda one on Craigslist but it appears to me it won't fit. Anyone successfully fit one?
 

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Cobalt space saver spare is a go!

For anyone looking to user a space saver spare, this does fit. The one I got is from an '08 Cobalt LS. It ain't pretty but it is light and small.
 

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I admit...I hate space saver spare wheel. You don't use it often but when you use it, it is but-ugly. Also, the speed is limited to 50 mph (80 km/h).
When I invested in 225/45-15 tires, I went step further and purchased identical spare wheel. There is plenty of space inside the rim for various parts or tools. There is even space for the fire extinguisher in front of the spare wheel. Also, when properly organized in a bag (I bought on Ebay one of those with Opel sign) a lot of tools and parts fill fit.
 

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To each his own...:)

Alright P.J., that is nice, I'll give you that. Can you get the spare out without unscrewing the fire extinguisher hold down?:confused:
I want to put some speakers in the back deck for one. This would be a problem with yours. I am tired of putting a bag or some chairs on the package tray and blocking my speakers. I am also wanting to relocate my Optima battery back there somewhere some day, so the space saved will be nice.
On the plus side, it was very easy to steer with the spare on! :haha:
 

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George, any fitment issue with the hold down parts on the spare tire storage deck ?
Bob,
I never put it back there. I actually got this for my wife's Mini Cooper S which did not come with a spare (run flats instead). It fits in hers! :)
One would have to do something to put cushion for the stock hold down parts as they are designed to press on the tire and on this the rim sticks out farther than the tire. You would have rim touching the wood underneath and then the wheel face sticking up on top.
 
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