Lack of a spare tire, concerning?

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@a90moe,
Yes makes perfect sense now .... Bmw hehe
Now the journey to find one begins .

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It looks like this is the BMW X1 spare
 

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Tied down via straps

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Does the bag strap the whole thing down tightly to the floor cover/board in the trunk?

Can you post if it has any part numbers on it? I've been looking into the modern spare but need some way to secure the bag...
 

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Does the bag strap the whole thing down tightly to the floor cover/board in the trunk?

Can you post if it has any part numbers on it? I've been looking into the modern spare but need some way to secure the bag...
Yes it straps down to existing trunk four points, I can't find any parts numbers
 

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Interestingly enough, I found this: https://parts.toyota.com/p/Toyota__Supra/Wheel/78452560/42611WAA07.html

This is an 18" wheel, supposedly an OEM Toyota part for the 2020 Supra.

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I had a blowout on I-45 right outside Dallas on the passenger rear. It was New Years eve at 4:45pm. Not to mention we were in a horrendous thunderstorm. Ended up calling a bunch of tire shops, all said no luck since they were closing. I ended up finding one guy who felt bad for me. Sent one of his shop guys out to come to me on the side of the freeway, pull the wheel off, take it to the shop, swap on a used MPSS he had laying around, and then come back and install it. For $100. Christmas miracle if I've ever seen one haha.

But I'm not testing my luck again. I think I'll pick up one of these spares and just throw it in the back and take the L on luggage space. I drive far too much cross-country to chance it again. I'll have to figure out a way to strap it down too, but I'm happy that these exist at all.
 

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Interestingly enough, I found this: https://parts.toyota.com/p/Toyota__Supra/Wheel/78452560/42611WAA07.html

This is an 18" wheel, supposedly an OEM Toyota part for the 2020 Supra.

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I had a blowout on I-45 right outside Dallas on the passenger rear. It was New Years eve at 4:45pm. Not to mention we were in a horrendous thunderstorm. Ended up calling a bunch of tire shops, all said no luck since they were closing. I ended up finding one guy who felt bad for me. Sent one of his shop guys out to come to me on the side of the freeway, pull the wheel off, take it to the shop, swap on a used MPSS he had laying around, and then come back and install it. For $100. Christmas miracle if I've ever seen one haha.

But I'm not testing my luck again. I think I'll pick up one of these spares and just throw it in the back and take the L on luggage space. I drive far too much cross-country to chance it again. I'll have to figure out a way to strap it down too, but I'm happy that these exist at all.

Interesting. Good find! I'm sure some of us here will order one. I used to worry about this but I've come to accept the fact that I'll use the plug kit I picked up to fix on the roadside or if that fails, using the slime they give us and deal with the resulting mess.
 

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The thing I realized though is that most of the time when you have an issue on the road, it's not something that slime will actually fix.

If the tire was just slowly leaking air through a hole (the only time the tire slime is useful), then more than likely you would notice it when the car was parked or catch it when the TPMS light told you it was 5psi low. And in those situations, you would just top up the air and take it to a shop to get plugged or patched. But if you have a blowout, then your tire very likely has either torn or come off the bead, which in either case the slime is completely useless.
 

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They are available through
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2019-2021 Toyota Supra Spare Tire Kit Options
$299.95 – $379.95
 

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The thing I realized though is that most of the time when you have an issue on the road, it's not something that slime will actually fix.

If the tire was just slowly leaking air through a hole (the only time the tire slime is useful), then more than likely you would notice it when the car was parked or catch it when the TPMS light told you it was 5psi low. And in those situations, you would just top up the air and take it to a shop to get plugged or patched. But if you have a blowout, then your tire very likely has either torn or come off the bead, which in either case the slime is completely useless.

Thats not been my experience. The last time I had a flat....in many years... I hit a 2x4 in the road. Saw it last minute and couldn't avoid it. Hit it and it stuck to the tire and did a full revolution in the wheel well and then chucked out the back. I knew it had to have had a nail in it for it to react that way. Kept going down the freeway watching the dash for the dreaded light. Sure enough, a mile down the road the light goes off and I can feel the car leaning so I know it's pretty much flat. In that instance a plug in the middle of the tire fixed it. Luckily , that was in my G37 and I did have a spare tire in that car. Point being , in most of my cases , a blowout has only happened to me once ....and that was my fault for not replacing the tire sooner. Maybe I've been lucky.

But yeah, a spare would be the best resolution.....if only they designed the car to have it fit somewhere other than the trunk........

Is that link you provided to the Toyota spare just for the wheel, or tire and wheel? It's hard to tell but I'm assuming it's just for the wheel.
 

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Thats not been my experience. The last time I had a flat....in many years... I hit a 2x4 in the road. Saw it last minute and couldn't avoid it. Hit it and it stuck to the tire and did a full revolution in the wheel well and then chucked out the back. I knew it had to have had a nail in it for it to react that way. Kept going down the freeway watching the dash for the dreaded light. Sure enough, a mile down the road the light goes off and I can feel the car leaning so I know it's pretty much flat. In that instance a plug in the middle of the tire fixed it. Luckily , that was in my G37 and I did have a spare tire in that car. Point being , in most of my cases , a blowout has only happened to me once ....and that was my fault for not replacing the tire sooner. Maybe I've been lucky.

But yeah, a spare would be the best resolution.....if only they designed the car to have it fit somewhere other than the trunk........

Is that link you provided to the Toyota spare just for the wheel, or tire and wheel? It's hard to tell but I'm assuming it's just for the wheel.
I suppose it comes down to luck, and sadly my luck hasn't been great haha. As Click and Clack once said, the only time you'll get a flat is the day after ditching your spare tire. :hmm:

And I had the same question regarding the wheel through Toyota's website. I would bet on it just being the wheel and a tire being sold separately. 135/80/18 spare tires are about $120 on Tire Rack so I guess you can add that on top of the cost of the wheel.
 

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Where are you driving in the US that you don’t have a cell phone? Road side service is truly the new spare tire......... but to each their own. From the pics, looks like you would have more luck sourcing one from BMW
 

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Where are you driving in the US that you don’t have a cell phone? Road side service is truly the new spare tire......... but to each their own. From the pics, looks like you would have more luck sourcing one from BMW
Oklahoma actually hahaha

I drive from Dallas to Chicago about once every 1-2 months and I very much would prefer to not be stuck on the side of some rural part of Oklahoma or Missouri waiting on a tow truck that takes hours to show up. Also, there are plenty of spots with absolutely no signal on that route. I'll take a spare any day of the week.
 

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Oklahoma actually hahaha

I drive from Dallas to Chicago about once every 1-2 months and I very much would prefer to not be stuck on the side of some rural part of Oklahoma or Missouri waiting on a tow truck that takes hours to show up. Also, there are plenty of spots with absolutely no signal on that route. I'll take a spare any day of the week.
Having been on a number of drives through the I-40 corridor I 100% agree with you. Full size or compact spare all the way. It's best to be as prepared for emergencies as you can be.

Guff, do you happen to have a Toyota or BMW part number that you can post for the OEM Supra MKV spare tire you identified?
 

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I drive from Dallas to Chicago about once every 1-2 months and I very much would prefer to not be stuck on the side of some rural part of Oklahoma or Missouri waiting on a tow truck that takes hours to show up. Also, there are plenty of spots with absolutely no signal on that route. I'll take a spare any day of the week.
Yeah, if I had this type of regular remote route I would be looking at a spare too. I can change a tire in 20 minutes or so, thanks.
 

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Having been on a number of drives through the I-40 corridor I 100% agree with you. Full size or compact spare all the way. It's best to be as prepared for emergencies as you can be.

Guff, do you happen to have a Toyota or BMW part number that you can post for the OEM Supra MKV spare tire you identified?
Toyota PN 42611-WAA07
 

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