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My husband and I just purchased the 2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude.

We are having a heck of a time finding a spare tire for it. We prefer a donut since room is limited but will do a full size if nothing else.

Jeep dealership quoted 815.00 just for the aluminum rim and no tire.

The size is 215/60/17. What are my options?
 

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I've learned from one of the Renegade product planning managers at headquarters that spare tires in particular are on a long back-order from Europe. They are making an effort to ensure that new vehicles are being sent with them included. This won't solve your problem for the short term unfortunately. The Dodge Dart has the same 5x110mm lug bolt pattern as the Renegade. This might be a workable option: have the dealer pull the donut spare from a Dart and test fit it to your Renegade. Even if the outside diameter doesn't match perfect, you will be able to hobble to a tire shop. I'll check with my contacts on the current lead time on spare tire parts.
 

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Wheels of these cars should also fit:
Cadillac BLS
Chevrolet HHR
Chevrolet Malibu
Dodge Dart
Pontiac G5
Pontiac G6
Pontiac Solstice
Saab 9-3
Saab 9-5
Saturn Astra
Saturn Aura
Saturn Sky
Tesla Roadster
 

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Full size temporary use spare

Am wondering if the full size temporary use spare comes deflated or inflated & if it is just the same size as a normal tire, but just comes as a black steel wheel. Also wondering if it comes with a tire inflator. And does it come with a jack? I am thinking of going this route and then ordering a normal wheel to match the other 4, get rid of the steel wheel and have a matching "spare" when needed that can go highway speeds. But that would not be possible if I can't fit a normal sized wheel and tire in that trunk space. It might be only big enough for a smaller, deflated temporary use wheel and tire.

Wondering if it looks like this. This is a full size matching tire and wheel for a Trailhawk. As you can see the jack is stowed to the right.

So has anyone bought or seen such a full size temporary use spare? If yes then please post pictures and let everyone know if it comes with a tire inflator and/or a jack. Thanks.
 

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I know in the Challenger world, if you get a spare tire (only a mini-spare is available), you do not get the inflator kit. You only get the jack if you have a spare.

I'm guessing that the Renegade will be similar. Inflator kit, no spare or jack. Spare tire (of any kind), you get a jack but no inflator kit.
 

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If your vehicle came with a spare tire, then it should be properly inflated. The inflator kit is for cars that don't come with a spare tire. It basically compresses air into the tire along with some kind of goo that seals the leak as an emergency measure until you can properly get it patched.
 

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Wondering if it looks like this. This is a full size matching tire and wheel for a Trailhawk. As you can see the jack is stowed to the right.

So has anyone bought or seen such a full size temporary use spare? If yes then please post pictures and let everyone know if it comes with a tire inflator and/or a jack. Thanks.
Yep, I've got a Trailhawk and got the same stuff you did. I'm tempted to get rid of that foam insert so I can use that area to store more stuff. Right now it is holding my cheap 12v inflator that fits in it.
 

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Having worked in a dealership before, I've been through the pre-delivery inspection process and part of that is inflating and ensuring tire pressures are where they should be.

However it is a good idea to have a compressor since from time to time your tire pressures will drop a few numbers and will need some topping up. Tech's actually do this when vehicles are in for servicing.
 

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The Trailhawk does have a full size matching wheel and tire. This is not a temporary tire. I plan on doing 5 tire rotations. It's much easier to rotate when there are 5 of them and the tires will last 20% longer.
not the tires do not last longer ... you have to buy 5 wheels when they are done ... changing 5 Wheels on four mounting posts is just crap think it over again ...:|
 

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Well they do last 20% longer. They also cost you 20% more to replace. I'm not sure you get a proper wear pattern though.
just remind ... you change the spare after 20% wear ...
1=80%, 2=80%,3=80%,4=80%

5=100%,2=80%,3=80%,4=80% next change

1=80%, 5=80%,2=60%,3=60%

1=60%,5=60%,2=40%,3=40% next change

4=60%,1=40%,5=40%,2=20%,

3=20%,4=40%,5=20%,2=wornout

so you don´t really save much but have very uneven worn up tires ... so it is better to use one set up, buy 4 new ones, mount the spare on a Wheel you want and take a new one for spare ...>:D:D

ok my Renegade now has 17600 km since 6.Nov.2014 so i will have the first wheel change within a year (i guess they will last about 30-40000km)
 

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5 Tire rotations at 5000 miles.
When the Jeep has 25,000 miles each tire will only have 20,000 miles on them. At 50,000 miles each will only have 40,000 miles and so on. If these tires will last 65000, I wont need to buy tires till there is 78,000 miles on the Jeep.
I've been doing 5 tire rotations with Jeeps (this is our 9th one)for a good while now as they are just about the only ones that include a matching wheel, tire and a pressure sensor.
When buying 5 tires when the times comes means you have a fresh matching spare to do this all over. Maybe the OEM tires are not available or you want a different tire or size.
 

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The Renegade offers two spare tire options in the U.S.: full-size temporary use temporary use spare, and full-size spare tire with matching wheel. Without either of those option boxes checked, you get no spare and a flat tire kit (compressor and goo).
 

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The Renegade offers two spare tire options in the U.S.: full-size temporary use temporary use spare, and full-size spare tire with matching wheel. Without either of those option boxes checked, you get no spare and a flat tire kit (compressor and goo).
Except the Trailhawk with its full size spare with matching wheel that comes standard.
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5 Tire rotations at 5000 miles.
When the Jeep has 25,000 miles each tire will only have 20,000 miles on them. At 50,000 miles each will only have 40,000 miles and so on. If these tires will last 65000, I wont need to buy tires till there is 78,000 miles on the Jeep.
I've been doing 5 tire rotations with Jeeps (this is our 9th one)for a good while now as they are just about the only ones that include a matching wheel, tire and a pressure sensor.
When buying 5 tires when the times comes means you have a fresh matching spare to do this all over. Maybe the OEM tires are not available or you want a different tire or size.
You really use your Tires up to 65000 Miles on 1 Set?
Best i had on a Car was messed up to Wear limit at about 40000 km and that is the Distance i drive every year with it ...

For me its not useful to change a 5th wheel or even to have a spare Tire onboard ... since 1981 i needed exactly 1 Time a spare tire (and in this case i had to be towed bcause the wheel Nut got damaged when the Tire blew of)

So i leave it on 4 Wheels and got to be towed when the Tire is gone and not "smart repairable" with the Tire Kit ... :D
 

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The Renegade offers two spare tire options in the U.S.: full-size temporary use temporary use spare, and full-size spare tire with matching wheel. Without either of those option boxes checked, you get no spare and a flat tire kit (compressor and goo).
The compressor and goo kit is from "Fix and Go". Their own website is fixandgo.com (It comes nestled into a giant foam space filler that would otherwise be the mini-spare tire.)

They put a lot of emphasis debunking the myths regarding fix-it kits, but as it mentions on their site:
http://www.fixandgo.com/debunking-the-myths#toggle-id-4
"It will not repair a sliced or cut tire."

They also fail to mention it will not repair a tire that has been driven too long while flat. Or a tire that has come off the rim. Or a tire punctured by rebar, or "tire shredders", or a bent rim, or a bald tire....

In fact, it will do a bang up job on pretty much anything that would barely be called "tire failure".

I know tires - I've run through 11 spare tires driving a Fiat to Mongolia and on that one trip experienced pretty much every failure imaginable. What came in most useful? A decent plug style kit, a small inflator, another spare tire and practice changing the tire when you're not under pressure. Often you can plug the tire still on the car.

Should you have a little fix-it kit. Yes - it will beat the hassle of changing a tire that can limp home (it needs to be a late model kit without foam that won't damage the TPMS). Should you have a spare? Yes. Should you have a full size spare?? If you often travel to places without cell signal, offroad in general, long distance / cross country or in the middle of the night, in an important hurry anywhere, and many other reasons, then yes, a full sized spare. Well, I do like to be prepared.
 
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