Spare tire that fits!

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by peekay, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Jacques Boyer

    Jacques Boyer New Member

    What is the tire size of your compact spare. Thanks again for your post.
  2. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. graure

    graure New Member

    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.
  4. The Gadgeteer

    The Gadgeteer Active Member

    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.
  5. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. peekay

    peekay New Member

    Sorry for the delayed response, but my tire size is 145/80/17.
  7. ClarityKu

    ClarityKu New Member

    You are my hero!!
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  8. The Gadgeteer

    The Gadgeteer Active Member

  9. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    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!
  10. ClarityKu

    ClarityKu New Member

  11. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    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.
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  12. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    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.

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