Prius Prime and spare tire

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  1. bwilson4web

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    Uhhhh, like the Gen-1 Insight. But now a car that won't be stranded waiting for the Godot tow truck.

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    Nop, my PRIME is TWO seater. We don't use rear seats, so both seats are almost always folded down to increase cargo space.:D
     
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    A few years back someone speculated (tongue in cheek) that they got better mpg with the rear seats flipped down. :whistle:

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    Thanks for this useful information. I notice that the wheel is now listed as Part # 4261147631 not ...7630
    I assume that it is the equivilant ?
     
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    That's frustrating, hard to say. As far as I know, the tire and rim specs have been constant from gen 3 onwards. Accordingly, all the regular and temp spare rim/tire options should work.

    @electrontechnik is one member who really knows his stuff. Maybe he can comment?
     
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    There we go. Thanks.

    That's twice you've picked up after me this morning, I better not operate heavy equipment today...
     
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    No worries ;).

    Happy to assist(y).
     
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    Yes, at least for the original application. The page for 42611-47360 on parts.toyota.com says “Replaced by 4261147631,” meaning that anywhere a 42611-47360 would have been used, a 42611-47361 can be substituted. I don’t know what changed or why, however.
     
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    This is what I purchased this month from my dealer:
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    When I bought my donut spare wheel and tire from America's Tire, they took care of all of that, AND they temporarily mounted it on (the front of my Prime) to let me try it out on the parking lot. Good service! Yeah, I know, I paid too much, but I know it works, even though I keep it safely in the garage, har, har!

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    Now if it could become a 2-door (tudor?), I would be gleeful (if it had a Factory-supplied spare)!! I don't care if you make it an option; I, and many others would gladly pay for it! "Spare Me!" Please!

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    Yeah, it's obviously the better aerodynamics!! Har, har!

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    Hi everyone ... I am thinking of buying a Prius Prime, and like so many others I am not a fan of the tire repair kit. (It would be bad enough on a dark night along a busy highway reading the instructions to hopefully repair a flat tire).

    Anyway ... is there enough space in a Prius Prime to safely store a donut spare tire in the space where the kit is located?

    THANKS...
     
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    The kit is the size of your hand.
     
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    I had my first flat at 700 miles. Luckily it happened on my driveway so I was able to pump some air and drive to Costco, where they found and removed a screw and then patched the tire. I will throw a 12V cigarette lighter pump into my Prime's trunk.
     
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    I purchased a donut spare. It fits in the trunk but I don’t like the options to secure it to the floor. It also fits nicely in the space between a front and rear seat but you loose a seat for a full sized person.
    If I was to do it again I would negotiate for run flats at the time of purchase.
    FWIW I noticed the AWD 2019 Sienna’s have no spare but come with run flats standard. I wonder if this is a harbinger of things to come on other Toyota models?
     
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    AFAIK, Sienna AWD has been always equipped with run flat tires. Certainly, our 2005 AWD Sienna had them 14 years ago. We were the "class" for a class action lawsuit against Toyota and tire manufacturer on "defective" tires. They settled with the replacement of tires with the same "defective" tires for free for that year model, but Toyota never changed the design of the car to be equipped with a spare tire. There was optional spare tire kit one could purchase for AWD Sienna, but ragging it in the rear compartment would disable the stow away third-row seats, so it was not a very popular option. Toyota would have had plenty of times to implement "run-flat" on Prius (and Prime) if that was the direction they planned, but never did. I think it is because those tires are not very fuel efficient. I don't think they use run flats on other AWD vehicles, do they? After horrible experiences we have had with run-flats on Sienna, I would never put them on my car again.
     
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