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Old 12-17-2017, 01:25 PM
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2018 RLX Hybrid spare

Is the spare tire kit available for the 2018 RLX Hybrid?
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:49 AM
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I believe its the same as all the previous years.

This is from the 2018 RLX Accessory installation times (I am just including the spare tire kit):

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Old 12-18-2017, 09:39 PM
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It will fit in the Hybrid trunk?

Does this mean the Hybrid will hold a spare in the trunk?



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I believe its the same as all the previous years.

This is from the 2018 RLX Accessory installation times (I am just including the spare tire kit):

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Old 12-19-2017, 05:49 AM
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Correct. It always did, I have it in my SH.

Make sure you choose the correct kit, because the hybrid one includes an extra piece.
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Thanks very much. This really helps.
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As I posted in an earlier thread, my wife recently purchased a 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid as a CPO. One of the first things she's asked for is to have the spare tire accessory for her car. After research on the spare tire threads, I've attempted to order one of the two kits that's posted as the accessory option, but both appear to be "on national backorder" (confirmed through multiple Acura dealer part depts). So I went on a searching effort and ultimately found a dealer who had the kit in stock and ordered it on eBay. Now this kit is the older part number from the 2014 RLX, but appears to have the same components - so I figured I'd go for it. Will find out if everything fits when it arrives.

One thing I've noticed, however, is that while I have the Sport Hybrid option, the kit I ordered does not have that metal brace that's listed in one of the kits (this is the one that's bolted to the trunk floor between the spare and the rear axle / battery. Now, obviously this brace appears to be some level of protection between the tire and the hybrid battery. But the installation info and part info on Acura's site is so inconsistent about whether that brace is needed. Even the estore.honda site's instruction don't talk about that brace at all.

So - bottom line here - anyone know for sure whether that part's needed for the hybrid, and has anyone put in a spare tire kit in their hybrid without that brace?

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I ordered the wrong kit PAWS, but it fit fine in the SH with a bit of trimming of the foam. No bar needed.
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To follow up on my earlier post, I got the P-AWS kit from the eBay seller last week, got a spare tire from my local tire shop (Continential T155-70D17) and put the kit into the wife's SH-AWD. I did have to modify the foam tray/insert to fit into the shorter opening, but after doing that everything fit great. So it's all in place, except for the bar, mounting tabs and bolts that the SH-AWD kit adds.

I talked to my local dealer and the SH-AWD tire kit is still under backorder. The list price is like $156 for the whole kit, bar included. What's "silly" is that you CAN order the bar, mounting tabs and bolts separately (not sure if they're available). But the "silly" part is the list price of the bar itself is north of $400, and the mounting tabs are over $60 each, and then the bolts are a few bucks each. Which says that if you want to add the bar/tab/bolt pieces it costs you well over $500 before discounts - for parts that are INCLUDED as part of a larger kit (that includes a jack, wheel, tire iron, etc) for only $156 list. THAT is the really, really ridiculous part. I'll continue to look for a complete kit to get the bar to add in once it's available and maybe keep the other parts in my inventory, just in case (who knows...).

Silly.

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Originally Posted by andysinnh View Post
To follow up on my earlier post, I got the P-AWS kit from the eBay seller last week, got a spare tire from my local tire shop (Continential T155-70D17) and put the kit into the wife's SH-AWD. I did have to modify the foam tray/insert to fit into the shorter opening, but after doing that everything fit great. So it's all in place, except for the bar, mounting tabs and bolts that the SH-AWD kit adds.

I talked to my local dealer and the SH-AWD tire kit is still under backorder. The list price is like $156 for the whole kit, bar included. What's "silly" is that you CAN order the bar, mounting tabs and bolts separately (not sure if they're available). But the "silly" part is the list price of the bar itself is north of $400, and the mounting tabs are over $60 each, and then the bolts are a few bucks each. Which says that if you want to add the bar/tab/bolt pieces it costs you well over $500 before discounts - for parts that are INCLUDED as part of a larger kit (that includes a jack, wheel, tire iron, etc) for only $156 list. THAT is the really, really ridiculous part. I'll continue to look for a complete kit to get the bar to add in once it's available and maybe keep the other parts in my inventory, just in case (who knows...).

Silly.

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The bar is required for the hybrid models to protect the batteries in the middle of the car.
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The bar is required for the hybrid models to protect the batteries in the middle of the car.
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I do understand the reason for needing it (and continue to try and find one) - but a cost of over 3x for the bar vs the entire kit is what's 'silly'. Also the location of the bar is actually above the spare tire, so it looks like the protection is if the tire goes upward towards the battery. Anyway, my search continues...
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Go to www.alldiscountparts.com - order Part # 06421-TY3-A01 - pay $108.09 plus FEDEX - total will be close to $170 - includes the bar.

All you need after that is a tire - found mine on ebay (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...tion=3&_sop=15)

This worked for my 2016 RLX SH-AWD Advance
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Originally Posted by Krlesch View Post
Go to www.alldiscountparts.com - order Part # 06421-TY3-A01 - pay $108.09 plus FEDEX - total will be close to $170 - includes the bar.

All you need after that is a tire - found mine on ebay (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...tion=3&_sop=15)

This worked for my 2016 RLX SH-AWD Advance
Unfortunately, at last check 06421-TY3-A01 is on national backorder - that's what my dealer was going to order for me (and take off 20 percent). Not sure what the hold up is.....
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