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I want to remove my spare tire both for weight and space. I’m looking for an insert (foam/ plastic) to replace the spare tire and prevent the floor mat from collapsing. Storage would be cool too.

I found this online... Unfortunately it’s for a Mazda but I’m looking for something like this or or at least a foam/ plastic fake spare tire to fill the space and support the trunk liner.

I have AAA so I don’t need a spare.






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I got air bags so I really don't need seatbelts...… I was thinking about using that space to add some extra tweeters.

Hell the first thing I did was to trash the doughnut and actually get a full size spare... but to each his own. I like what you did with the compartments... maybe you can carry around some extra oil, or jumper cables.... just in case. Never mind I forgot AAA takes care of everything.
 

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That’s not my setup, that’s what I am trying to find. The only time I would put my spare in is if I’m going on a road trip. I don’t need one driving around the San Diego area, AAA will come quicker than I can probably change the tire anyway.

I’d rather save the weight, I’m sure it adds up over the lifetime of the vehicle in gas milage and throw around weight.


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I got air bags so I really don't need seatbelts...… I was thinking about using that space to add some extra tweeters.

Hell the first thing I did was to trash the doughnut and actually get a full size spare... but to each his own. I like what you did with the compartments... maybe you can carry around some extra oil, or jumper cables.... just in case. Never mind I forgot AAA takes care of everything.
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I’d rather save the weight, I’m sure it adds up over the lifetime of the vehicle in gas milage and throw around weight.
Removing ~30 lbs from your car will save you an extremely small amount of money over the lifetime of a vehicle. It's rare to need it, but I'll keep mine.
 

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I want to remove my spare tire both for weight and space. I’m looking for an insert (foam/ plastic) to replace the spare tire and prevent the floor mat from collapsing. Storage would be cool too.

I found this online... Unfortunately it’s for a Mazda but I’m looking for something like this or or at least a foam/ plastic fake spare tire to fill the space and support the trunk liner.

I have AAA so I don’t need a spare.






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Fiberglass? I'm working on a similar project to fab four battery vent hoods for a series GC2 6 volt battery. Seems like those would be easy to find and purchase, but not so in my case. Anyway, one of the ideas I'm kicking around is cutting a cardboard mockup of what I want, and then putting fiberglass around this until it dries. You could do something like that. That's a lot of work though, so to hold carpet up, I'd buy a 1 foot by two foot piece of foam from Hobby Lobby and put as little as needed in to hold the trunk up.

I used my spare two months ago. Shredded on the highway. Probably because the ride was so smooth I did not even notice the difference in driving until the rubber started to fall off.
 

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Isn’t when AAA “changes a tire”, they just use what you have?
I recall they just tow vehicles without spares to closest tire center.
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I’m more a full size spare person myself.
 
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