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Flat Tire/Spare for 02 Z?

I just recieved my 02 Z06 Yesterday. With the mere 20 miles I have put on the car I already love it.

One concern I have is the no spare tire thing. I knew it did not come with one but how good is that stuff GM gives you. Does it really work ? Can I depend on it in the event of a flat.

Can I buy a spare tire/donut for an emergency anywhere ??

I can just see it now. My first flat tire will be with the wife in the car and she will say "How much was this car and it doesnt have a spare!!!" I would never hear the end of that.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I heard somewhere that the Camaro spare will fit the car, and fit the trunk. Anyone know if that's true? Might be handy to have for those trips through the country.
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This is what happens when you have a flat doing 70 mph and it blows the bead off the rim. :( Goop was worthless.

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That stuff should work.

I rarely have more than a slow leak on my tire punctures. Usually you pick up a nail or a screw and get a slow leaker. Once I notice the leak, I get it fixed right away. I doubt I'll ever use that stuff.

But I've got to imagine that stuff works for the majority of all punctures. Unless you have serious side wall damage, I doubt you will ever need the spare. If your worried, I would cary a set of tire plugs and a tool instead of a spare.

But if your tire comes off the bead your SOL!!! :D (Get a cell phone instead of the spare)

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That stuff should work.

But if your tire comes off the bead your SOL!!! :D (Get a cell phone instead of the spare)
Ya...but to save weight, be sure that your cell phone is one of those new "light weight" models :D

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Re: Flat Tire/Spare for 02 Z?

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I just recieved my 02 Z06 Yesterday. With the mere 20 miles I have put on the car I already love it.

One concern I have is the no spare tire thing. I knew it did not come with one but how good is that stuff GM gives you. Does it really work ? Can I depend on it in the event of a flat.

Can I buy a spare tire/donut for an emergency anywhere ??

I can just see it now. My first flat tire will be with the wife in the car and she will say "How much was this car and it doesnt have a spare!!!" I would never hear the end of that.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
A Camaro full size spare fits as do the lug nuts.just need a small scissor jack and lug wrench.But beware there is no way to hold down the spare,in event or a crash it would be like haveing a 300lb bomb flying around in compartment. The GM gorilla snot tire repair fluid works along with several other brands.Only sure way is to carry a SATPHONE when all else fails.
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Thanks for the input. I guess I will just have to live with it like the rest of you..
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