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At this point I have none. Dealer wanted $870 for full size that matched the oem wheels, including the TPM, tire and mounting. A donut spare that fits the 18" wheel is not available yet, according to KIA. The sedan donut will not fit the SX. KIA will not provide the tech data on a stock wheel rim, such as offset and blackside setting, so it is hard to find a stock rim that a 225 tire could be mounted on. On line KIA parts firms can shave $200 off the $870. Suggestions?
 

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That's ordinary. My Koup came with one in the boot floor as standard.
 

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The spare was delete from all US forte's, koup included. Seems its a 'weight' problem with EPA regulations. I tried to get KIA customer service to provide one, but they are standing by their 'specs' for the US never mentioned a spare. KIA told me that the spare kit will be available at about $300, but no delivery date has been set. So, you guys in Australia lucked out, but I am sure it is buried in the price. Could someone ask an Australia dealer for pricing? I may order it from Australia.
 

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It's not just US models that don't get a spare tire, Canadian cars don't either, well, it looked that way when the dealer showed me the back of the hatch the other day. There was a styrofoam like cover beneath the hatch floor covering which seemed to be where the spare would have been. When my car turns up in the next few weeks I'll confirm for sure.
This also adds some sense to the roadside assistance that we get, as the dealer did specifically mention that it does cover getting a flat tire, and that most, if not no other car brands offer that.
 

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Found a US kia parts supplier to do a spare package, tire, oem wheel, TPM, delivered for $560. I'll be buying. Its worth the safety and security.
 

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Yeah, agreed. You know you'll only need it if you didn't have it.
 

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It's not just US models that don't get a spare tire, Canadian cars don't either, well, it looked that way when the dealer showed me the back of the hatch the other day. There was a styrofoam like cover beneath the hatch floor covering which seemed to be where the spare would have been. When my car turns up in the next few weeks I'll confirm for sure.
This also adds some sense to the roadside assistance that we get, as the dealer did specifically mention that it does cover getting a flat tire, and that most, if not no other car brands offer that.
That's definitely where the spare tire would have been. The Styrofoam piece you saw lifts right out and there is another one, almost identical, underneath it that that lifts out as well. In about two weeks time that area will be the new home for a custom enclosure with 2 10in subs and 2 amps for my new system. ;)
 
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Love to hear the details on your new sub installation, so please share. Thanks
Hey coolhunter, I don't really have all the details yet on the enclosure. It will either be fiberglass or wood depending on how it looks when everything is removed from the spare tire area. What I can tell you is that 2 10 inch Diamond Elite Series subs are going in along with a 2 flush mounted MMATS amps. The goal is to have it hidden and looking as close to stock as possible. I will definitely post more as it comes together.
 

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Yeah I was going to say... The two false floors and the tire pump underneath in place of the spare tire. Wonder how it would fit a spare in there with those two panels? Maybe remove the bottom panel and it will fit the full and still sit flush?
 

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Oh that is VERY handy indeed. I'm just hitting up my dealer to find out the approximate cost. I have found a few places online that have it, but shipping to Canada is around $130, so I'm curious to see what the dealer will charge to purchase the parts (seems to be around $200 ish)
 

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I actually ended up finding one on ebay from a guy in TO...It was only $50 shipped. It was from a Sonata Hybrid but was exactly the same size specified in that PDF. I just picked up a jack and tools at a wrecker for a few bucks. The only thing I couldn't find is the foam tray.
So keep an eye on ebay and Kijiji- they come up once in a while...
 

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Yup the tire seems to be the same for a few different models, so that's great, the hardware kit seems model specific, and so it'll be more difficult to get.
 

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Thanks. Last two say they don't ship to Canada, first one says it might not ship to Canada and to contact seller. I'm still waiting to hear back from my local dealer to see what the official price is.
 

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Very strange. Mine came with a full size spare tire. I lifted the floor and there it was. I am thinking of removing it but not sure yet
 

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some dealers add the spare for add cost to the car. Try getting the foam from a 14 and up soul, it sits flat in the spare rim. If you remove the larger foam tray the floor may collapse if you put to much stuff in it
 
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