Operation Spare Tire

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  1. Mendel Leisk

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    Can you recall the previous tire?
     
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    LOL! Unless she's with me, which is a lot of the time. I guess I could call an Uber. As a matter of fact, she called me that day about three years ago when she put a 3/8" drill bit through her right rear in the Gen 2. Rather than go right there and put on the donut, I stopped at thee house and grabbed the full-sized spare we used to have there.

    Nope. I'd just be buying gas all the time. I'll take the almost free driving. :whistle: But I do like her Trim 2 with the safety package, though. And the cloth seats. And the knobs and buttons rather than all touch screen. (y)
     
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    Yeah she had the later 2017. I have an early one with fewer safety features.
     
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    For those looking for a spare tires, often, manufacturers will use the same sizes & bolt patterns for completely different models. We discovered the (brand new from a salvage yard) Chevy Cruze was the same as the Gen 2 volt, which has a pre-drilled hole in the cargo compartment to safely hold down the spare - hardware included.
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    We only put the spare in when where making a long journey; from SoCal to Montana, Tennessee, Etc. Nothing worse than being out of cell site coverage with no spare.
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    The cornering confidence alone was worth it. I was scared every time I approached a corner with the stock tires. Especially if it was wet. The dry grip increase was also huge.
     
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    Hi.. I'm brand new here, and posting because my wife wants a spare for road trips for her 19 Prius Limited for a road trip she's taking from Nashville to St. Louis. Basically wanting to do the exact same thing as you. I'm a VW guy and know literally nothing about her car.. The tire size on her car is 195/65/15. Will the above wheel and tire part numbers work for her? Let me know if you need additional info.

    Thanks!
     
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    You meant Regular Prius, right? Regardless, this parts list from Toyota will be helpful. I used it to guide me.
     

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    Part number for wheel is now 42611-47631 (not ending in 630). Here's link to Toyota dealer where you can also check fitment. https://toyotaparts.mcgeorgetoyota.com/oem-parts/toyota-wheel-spare-4261147631
     
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    The regular Prius actually has a place for the spare tire. I think it might be filled with foam. the space is large enough for a full size spare tire. I think It is sold with a full sized spare tire in Israel.

    The spare will likely raise the cargo floor a bit. The models with a spare have different foam pieces under the cargo mat. If you want to go totally original there is a thread here with a parts list.
     
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    I would not be the least bit surprised.
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    OK. so it looks like I posted this in the wrong forum as we have a regular 2109 Prius Limited.. Does the above info still apply, or should I repost this in the appropriate sub-forum?

    Thanks!
     
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    That means if a full sized spare is cheaper it will fit under the cargo area because the area is large enough.
     
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    My comments were for your benefit. If the difference in cargo floor height is not a concern you can avoid buying new foam pieces. The spare tire retaining bolt will work too

    parts for a 2017 Trim Two should work.
     
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    Does anyone know if the donut spare form a 2020 regular Prius will work with a 2021 Prime?
     
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    Yes, as long as that 2020 Prius Donut spare meets the requirements outlined in posts #48 and 49 above.
     
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    I think ANY 3rd or 4th gen spare will do.
     
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    I like your tire cover, can you let me know where to buy it?

    Haha i found it after clicking to the next page. thanks.
     
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    The brochures’ level summary really soft-pedal this; the euphemism they use for “no spare for you” belies the stuck-by-the-roadside reality.

    Level 2 (2016):

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    Level 4:

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    I'd love to find one of these spares, with the same bolt pattern that we have;

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