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Discussion in 'Clarity' started by peekay, Jul 11, 2018.
What is the tire size of your compact spare. Thanks again for your post.
The one I bought is the one that started this thread. It's T145/80-17. Only a very little smaller diameter than the car's road tires.
I got a screw in my rear tire today. It was theorized that a 16" wheel might fit on the Clarity in the first post -- I tested some wheels I had lying around and 16" doesn't clear the calipers. I used a stock 16" Nissan 240SX wheel as well as a 16" spare from a Honda Civic Si. Having no spare sucks, I'm going to buy a 17" one.
Due to the battery the Clarity is a much heavier car than most passenger cars it’s size. I am concerned any donut spare I get that isn’t endorsed by Honda may not be safe.
I agree. The Clarity PHEV weighs 921 lbs more than the ICE Accord, so an average of 231 lbs more per corner, as an example. So it’s important to look at tire/wheel specs. But, you’ll have to do that yourself because I’m fairly certain Honda will not “endorse” a spare. Earlier in this thread a post indicated a dealer ordered an Accord spare for the Clarity, but that was not a formal endorsement, it seems to me.
Sorry for the delayed response, but my tire size is 145/80/17.
You are my hero!!
Someone on eBay sells a Clarity spare tire kit.
I was VERY glad to have a spare today. I was on a 4 lane, 35mph divided road today and the car paralleling me on my right swerved left toward me to avoid a pothole. That forced me to the left and into one of the 3.2 billion tire-eater sized potholes in Michigan and damaging my left front tire. I pulled into a tire shop that was close by and they put on my handy spare after looking over the damage. That allowed me to drive the 15 miles to my home, where I picked up the 4 OEM tires, taking them back to the shop to do a winter/summer tire changeover. So, I now have the OEM “summer” tires on the car, 3 good winter tires, and the leisure to find the best price on a single replacement winter tire for next fall. Without a spare, I would have been stuck buying a replacement right then, at likely a very high price, and not a winter tire that matched. Whew!
Should I get this actual Clarity tire as a spare or the donut one? I know price wise is much higher than donut but 100% less headache, and exact fit..
Please note the item description says the tire is not included. If you do this, check with the seller to make sure. If you have to buy and install a tire separately, that will be a very expensive spare. And it will be much larger and heavier than a temporary donut spare.
Which will make the full-sized spare more difficult to tie down in the trunk to prevent it from becoming a metal-and-rubber missile in a violent collision--especially if the collision occurs with the rear seats folded down.