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Is the spare tire donut optional now? I lifted my cargo cover and there's only foam pieces holding a tire pump. I don't see any spare tire or jack. This is a 2018 Compass FWD Latitude with Popular Equipment package and Safety Package.
 

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In Australia, we get full size steel spare on everything but the Limited (that gets a 17" for what has 18" wheels) - better than a tyre inflation kit, especially for me the other day, who had a tyre with a slow leak that it wouldn't have fixed :)
 

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Can anyone with a full size spare tell me how much of a gap there is in the storage area around the tire? I have 225/60/17 which is 27.6 inches with no spare and looking to lift and then fit either a 28.5 or 29 inch tire in that area.
 

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aussiejeepguy said:
In Australia, we get full size steel spare on everything but the Limited (that gets a 17" for what has 18" wheels)
Full size spare does not mean full size rim, it just means the total diameter is correct of the tire overall to match the regulars and the tire width, load rating, and service duty are sufficient for more than the 50-75 miles at reduced speed you'd get out of a sedan's compact donut spare. Or in other words, its stout enough to finish off a trip while towing a trailer or get you out of the woods if you are way off road, but it all really just comes down to the tire itself. The rim diameter really is not important at all. It could be a 15 inch rim with a big ole tire on it and as long as the dimensions and load rating are correct then its a legit "full-size spare".
 

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whats a may pop?
Compact spare tire designed to go no more than like 50 miles at 45 MPH. I have had a more than a couple come apart while operating under the conditions specified. Then once we put 2 on the rear of a hot rod to see how long they could last under more extreme conditions. The answer was one good burnout. LOL

So "may pop" means it may pop at any moment drive with extreme care.
 

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phew, thought maybe they forgot to put one in there. i just have the inflation kit with the screwdriver in the foam.
 
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