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Thought this might help someone, someday........

Most here know that this sled does not come w/ a spare tire! I know.........I think it's crazy too :( But we DO GET a nice little air pump and "fill/seal" gel to use. Of course if you have bent your 20" rims or have a blow out, go whistle!!

After much thought and some reading, I have ordered one and it will be here in 4 days! Cost was $435 but as a Long time customer, I got it for $299 plus tax. It's a kit with tire/rim/jack/mounting hardware.

Now the bad news.........it replaces our hidden storage area in the rear cargo area!!! ****!

I will post pix/more data upon arrival if anyone is interested............

MM
 

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My 17" Nox has a real (but compact) spare tire. Also a jack, etc.
 

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:eek: I could not survive without a spare tire.
 

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Considering that you have 24/7 roadtime assistance for the length of your warranty a spare really isnt needed.
 

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I would gladly trade my spare tire for some sort of a compact, fold flat, thrid row, two passanger bench seat.
Bonus points if it was 50/50 split folding.
 

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bballr4567 said:
Considering that you have 24/7 roadtime assistance for the length of your warranty a spare really isnt needed.
That works untill you are out in the middle of Wyoming and get a flat.
It can be a long ways to the next town.
 

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Considering that you have 24/7 roadtime assistance for the length of your warranty a spare really isnt needed.
I can't say that I have experience with GM roadside assistance...but could you really depend on them to be quicker than changing to a spare no matter how far away you are from a major metro area? I'm pretty sure I've got a compact spare under the cargo floor...but now you guys are going to make me go check. :D
 

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NoobNox said:
I can't say that I have experience with GM roadside assistance...but could you really depend on them to be quicker than changing to a spare no matter how far away you are from a major metro area? I'm pretty sure I've got a compact spare under the cargo floor...but now you guys are going to make me go check. :D
You do.
The caddy's don't.
 

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It doesnt matter how far away you are from the next town. Its still roadside assistance. The good thing about the program is that they have owner/operators in the rural area just for that reason. It might take 20-30 minutes but changing a tire with the stock "jack" and tire iron might take just as long! Then, you still have to stop at the next major town to get a new tire anyways.
 

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It doesnt matter how far away you are from the next town. Its still roadside assistance. The good thing about the program is that they have owner/operators in the rural area just for that reason. It might take 20-30 minutes but changing a tire with the stock "jack" and tire iron might take just as long! Then, you still have to stop at the next major town to get a new tire anyways.
Maybe for some people, but during high school I worked weekends and summers at a full service garage/gas station owned by my uncles...and I guesstimate that I fixed at least 8-10 flat tires (not counting 18 wheeler split rims which we also did) per shift because we were the only game in our small town. I also was designated to do roadside flats occasionally, and I'm pretty sure that even today I could have anything back on the road in under 10 minutes providing the jack/lugwrench are halfway decent. Of course if my wife is by herself it would be a different story and the roadside assistance would come in handy.
 

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Folks, the issue isn't the skill of the responder or how quick he is. If you bend a rim or have a blowout, you're in trouble. Am I missing something or do most repair trucks and small towns carry our 20" tires and rims? What about /Sundays/holidays? You Nox/Rain guys did OK 8)

These things always follow Murphy's laws........... ;)

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I follow a different Cadillac forum (we have a first gen SRX) and someone mentioned that ALL Canadian SRXs ('10s I mean) have spare tires in lieu of that spray can. I could never figure out why.

What's under your cargo floor cover? A storage area, or is it set up to accept a spare?
 

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bballr4567 said:
Considering that you have 24/7 roadtime assistance for the length of your warranty a spare really isnt needed.
Until the tire is ruined,without a spare your vehicle would have to be towed and sometimes replacement tires are hard to come by (I know been there done it) someone tossed out a plastic cup from the vehicle in front of me going down the highway tire ruined no replacement tire in town driving around on the donut sucks...without the donut, vehicle would have been out of service for 18 days till correct tire came in
 

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18 days??? ****, where in the arctic?

I guess Im glad that we have the 17" tires. Pretty widespread tire size.
 

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I got my 19" in about 2 days imported from the USA with my distributor.

And they are available everywhere but for higher prices that i got :)
 

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bballr4567 said:
It doesnt matter how far away you are from the next town. Its still roadside assistance. The good thing about the program is that they have owner/operators in the rural area just for that reason. It might take 20-30 minutes but changing a tire with the stock "jack" and tire iron might take just as long! Then, you still have to stop at the next major town to get a new tire anyways.
Many of you guys may live in the densly populated Northeast, but a good test of the system would be on I-20 smack dab in the middle of nowhere between DFW and El paso at 2am on a holiday. Might be kinda nice to have that little donut tire in such a situation.. ;)
 

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18 days??? ****, where in the arctic?

I guess Im glad that we have the 17" tires. Pretty widespread tire size.
It was thru Sears and they didn't have one in stock..... standard 17 inch Michelin but I wanted exact replacement
Small town ....
 

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Terrain said:
I follow a different Cadillac forum (we have a first gen SRX) and someone mentioned that ALL Canadian SRXs ('10s I mean) have spare tires in lieu of that spray can. I could never figure out why.

What's under your cargo floor cover? A storage area, or is it set up to accept a spare?
The SRX has a 2-sectioned cargo area. I will lose mine upon mounting the spare. but I have gotten flats on way to funerals/weddings/parties and Roadside assist rapidly had me underway. But I had a spare so interruption of my day was minimal. You haven't "lived" till the tow truck pulls up to a wedding hall, towing you in your disabled auto..........cause you had NO SPARE! Happened to my friend w/ a Nissan Murano who hit a pot hole and had a blowout: Mini-spares were on NATIONAL Backorder for 14 months!

This may happen only ONCE in your life, (Bent rim/blowout) but as NoobNox and others have stated...at @ 2AM in middle of nowhere, on way to vacation destination, it really sucks! Rims are really tuff to get. And the 20's dent easily because of low profile. Ask any BMW driver........

Rain/Nox guys caught a break on this one. But for $12K more, what can u expect on SRX?? :mad:


Yes, Canadian sleds MUST all have spares. In USA, all Rental SRX's and Federal fleets ( Fed SRX?? what a country!) must have spare tires! Go figure......

MM

PS..just to be clear, I accept that 90% of the time, the Caddy furnished air pump/sealer will work just fine! And you can do it alone, But if you travel w/ the family, long distance/bad areas.........................................IMHO
 

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Our Equinox hit a piece of metal laying in road with front tire, kicked it up into rear tire and sliced a 3" gash in the sidewall of our 17" Michilens. Put donut spare on and drove home to order a exact replacement from Sam's Club. 11 days later tire was installed.
The donut spare is good for 65 mph and 3000 miles according to Chev manual. Without spare we would have been wallking for 11 days.
 

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Our Equinox hit a piece of metal laying in road with front tire, kicked it up into rear tire and sliced a 3" gash in the sidewall of our 17" Michilens. Put donut spare on and drove home to order a exact replacement from Sam's Club. 11 days later tire was installed.
The donut spare is good for 65 mph and 3000 miles according to Chev manual. Without spare we would have been wallking for 11 days.
you have free roadside assistance for three years and you can extend it yearly for a fee less than CAA or AAA.
 
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