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Old 02-19-2019, 04:11 PM
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"what".... No spare tire ???

I think its very ingenious to leave off the spare tire and providing an on-board compressor with a sealant switch, however living in the real world I would like to have a REAL replacement in case if the liquid goop doesn't seal up the cut in my tire. So has anyone ordered a 20'' donut tire and fit it in the space under the 2019 RDX bumper? Also if not, Is it safe to order any size donut spare and use it if the other 3 are 20's? Have the engineers considered that possibly of running a 18'' on one tire with a 20's on the other 3 with an "ALL-WHEEL" drive vehicle?

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Old 02-19-2019, 04:22 PM
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I am pretty sure that there is a spare tire kit as an option for drivers who prefer a spare tire to get them through in an emergencySPARE TIRE KIT

P/N: 06421-TJB-A00 (19)
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The outer diameter of a 20" car tire is not 20". That's the wheel size, measured at the bead of the rim. The effective diameter is different and a "high profile" tire like the compact spare ( 90 series ) adds much more height than a "low profile" tire like the OEM 45 series.

Having said that, the overall diameter of the compact spare tire is about an inch or so less than the OEM tires, but since the compact spare is intended only for short-term emergency use, this is OK. The AWD system in RDX can handle it.

The real trick will be getting the correct spare tire hoist for 2019 RDX. I don't think the ones for other vehicles will fit. And bear in mind that hoist will NOT work with a full-size aluminum wheel. Only the compact spare steel wheel.

( Technically, you might be able to use a full-size steel wheel if you really feel the need. Dunno ).

The different part numbers above are for spare kits for VEHICLES originally equipped with 19" or 20" wheels. The spare wheel will be 17", as it is for many Honda and Acura vehicles. I think the only thing different about those two kits may be an adhesive label for the door jamb. No joke.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:21 PM
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A problem with the spare on the RDX (and many other vehicles as well) is what do you do with your flat tire? It won't mount under the vehicle where the spare came from. If you happen to have a car full of passengers and luggage when you have a flat someone or something is going to be left behind on the side of the road.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:35 PM
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A problem with the spare on the RDX (and many other vehicles as well) is what do you do with your flat tire? It won't mount under the vehicle where the spare came from. If you happen to have a car full of passengers and luggage when you have a flat someone or something is going to be left behind on the side of the road.
Excellent point! A few years ago wife and I were driving across W Texas in our 2012 Highlander AWD, and hit something small and sharp, and had an almost instant flat tire. Not fun at 80+ mph! I stopped almost immediately when the low pressure light came on, but the tire was no longer usable. Of course we had a spare, but the rear area was full of stuff to the roof, and the spare, you guessed it, was under the deck. It took AAA over 2 hours to get there, and we still had to mostly empty the rear area. It was cold and very windy. The sealer and pump would not have helped us at all. The spare was good, but a huge hassle. I don't remember if it had a full sized spare or not. I suspect not, but the full sized tire did fit, or I guess it would have been left along the road.

I was mildly concerned about no spare on the RDX, but I decided "so be it". I will always call roadside assistance now if I get a flat tire anyway due to less physical ability than I had years ago.
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On the upside, Acura helpfully includes a plastic bag into which to deposit the wheel you remove from the car ( which will NOT fit where the spare came from ).

So it won't make a mess on the lap of whomever gets to hold it.

They even include straps to secure it in the cargo area, if you happen to have room for it.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:35 AM
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So it won't make a mess on the lap of whomever gets to hold it.
Ha! This is funny.
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Originally Posted by MI-RDX View Post
A problem with the spare on the RDX (and many other vehicles as well) is what do you do with your flat tire? It won't mount under the vehicle where the spare came from. If you happen to have a car full of passengers and luggage when you have a flat someone or something is going to be left behind on the side of the road.
Don't forget the Honda Ridgeline which includes a spare tire tucked away safely inside the nifty in-bed trunk where it's protected not only from the elements, but also from the driver if you have a flat while the bed is loaded.
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Originally Posted by MI-RDX View Post
A problem with the spare on the RDX (and many other vehicles as well) is what do you do with your flat tire? It won't mount under the vehicle where the spare came from. If you happen to have a car full of passengers and luggage when you have a flat someone or something is going to be left behind on the side of the road.
whenever I have a car full of people, 5, there is always one (at least) I can pick to leave on the side of the road.
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Don't forget the Honda Ridgeline which includes a spare tire tucked away safely inside the nifty in-bed trunk where it's protected not only from the elements, but also from the driver if you have a flat while the bed is loaded.
Awe yes, but better to have and not need than need and not have my friend!
It does take a bit of unloading to get the spare tire out of my Ridgeline.
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A 165/90R17 spare tire (10 wider then the factory recommended) will get you to within 1% the diameter of the factory tire, instead of 3%. I also went with a radial tire instead of a bias as they have many advantages and it fits no problem with the hitch
I installed this on my a-spec with the factory Honda spare kit, ordered the khumo tire from tire rack for $100


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This was a tire repair kit that was there before.

THIS Took the place of the tire repair kit.

I'm assuming this is the same for the RDX's that have a spare tire.

This is the tire installed underneath. Sorry, I could not really get under the vehicle to take a good picture.

Same with this one, not really a good picture but you get the idea.

I bought my RDX A SPEC a week ago and part of my deal was for the dealer to throw in a spare tire kit. Had it installed today by the dealer. Took about 2 hours, which I thought was too long. But hey, It was free so what can I say. First car I have ever owned that did not include a spare. Now I feel much better taking road trips.
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Old 03-28-2019, 12:18 PM
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The RDXs in Panama all come with the spare tire. Thank goodness!
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As do the Canadian ones
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Originally Posted by Wander View Post
On the upside, Acura helpfully includes a plastic bag into which to deposit the wheel you remove from the car ( which will NOT fit where the spare came from ).

So it won't make a mess on the lap of whomever gets to hold it.

They even include straps to secure it in the cargo area, if you happen to have room for it.
Lol this was funny

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Don't forget the Honda Ridgeline which includes a spare tire tucked away safely inside the nifty in-bed trunk where it's protected not only from the elements, but also from the driver if you have a flat while the bed is loaded.
Goes to show you that they know it won't be used like a real truck.

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As do the Canadian ones
Go Acura Canada!
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:12 AM
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Just bought RDX with Advanced package 2 days ago, and it came with a spare tire, at no cost.
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Just bought RDX with Advanced package 2 days ago, and it came with a spare tire, at no cost.
Congrats on the new ride!
FWD or SH-AWD? My understanding is the that the latter comes with a spare tire. The FWD does not.
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Congrats on the new ride!
FWD or SH-AWD? My understanding is the that the latter comes with a spare tire. The FWD does not.

Oh. I got the SH-AWD. This car is for the wife. I have a '07 RDX, and love it.
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Oops, trying to post from phone. Thanks. Hopefully, itll be as reliable as my '07 also.
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I think its very ingenious to leave off the spare tire and providing an on-board compressor with a sealant switch, however living in the real world I would like to have a REAL replacement in case if the liquid goop doesn't seal up the cut in my tire. So has anyone ordered a 20'' donut tire and fit it in the space under the 2019 RDX bumper? Also if not, Is it safe to order any size donut spare and use it if the other 3 are 20's? Have the engineers considered that possibly of running a 18'' on one tire with a 20's on the other 3 with an "ALL-WHEEL" drive vehicle?

porsche and I am sure others remove the spare also. In the 40 years I have driven, I have never needed a spare tire. I am ok with it.
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I purchased the spare and kit that Acura specs for the A-Spec. Those low profile tires make me nervous living in pothole country. I also left the pump/goop kit in one of the wells-so I have as many bases covered as I can.
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I purchased the spare and kit that Acura specs for the A-Spec. Those low profile tires make me nervous living in pothole country. I also left the pump/goop kit in one of the wells-so I have as many bases covered as I can.
Same here. Even though I've never needed a spare in over 20 years of driving I feel more comfortable with one, especially not wanting to get stranded with a 1 year old.
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I purchased the spare and kit that Acura specs for the A-Spec. Those low profile tires make me nervous living in pothole country. I also left the pump/goop kit in one of the wells-so I have as many bases covered as I can.
What are the install instructions?
Have to tear the trunk area out?
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What are the install instructions?
Have to tear the trunk area out?
yea but its really easy, 4 screws and everything comes out
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I bought a 2019 Acura RDX - FWD with Technology Package - five months ago. No spare, just the air pump/sealant machine. Three days after I drove it off the lot, I got a large nail in the inner sidewall. Fortunately, I was able to make it to the dealership before the tire lost too much air pressure. They didn't have a replacement in stock, but they gave me a loaner RDX while they waited for the tire. That was fine, but in a couple of weeks I'll be taking a long road trip through West Texas and New Mexico. The potential of being stranded without a spare makes me very uncomfortable, so I'll be looking buying into a spare tire kit.
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Aspec leasee here....the last 5 cars I have had were all 3 year leases....never touched the spare. Even so, the spare is a good measure of independence when out on the road. I’ve considered getting the kit, but the idea of hanging it underneath unprotected from heat and possible damage gave me pause.
I will stick with the sticky stuff in the kit.
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Thanks for the many posts and advice. Unfortunately my deal is already over so I'm going to buy and install myself. So who has the best price for kit and tire (of course sold separately) have you found on web?

So far Acurapartwarehouse seems to be best for 349.73 with tax and ship. Anyone seen a better deal?

Again many thanks

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