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View Poll Results: Have a FULL SIZE spare tire or NOT
Yes, I have a FULL Size Spare 8 47.06%
No, I don't need it since the donut works. 4 23.53%
Not Sure yet. 5 29.41%
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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To get a FULL size spare or not

I guess the MDX can hold a Full size spare without problems.

Just wondering if it's needed and how many have gotten one?

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Old 06-29-2010, 06:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Whether or not a full size spare is needed all depends upon when and where you have a flat.

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Old 06-29-2010, 08:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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And if you happen to towing a monster boat when you get the flat.
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I changed to a full size spare after a few months of driving the X. Piece of mind is definitely worth it, and it's one of those things you hope you never have to use.

I was able to get a pretty scraped up but straight tech rim off ebay for cheap to make the switch even easier. Here is a post I made about it a few years ago:

http://www.mdxers.org/forums/74-2007...tallation.html
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Does this work on an 03?
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Does this work on an 03?
Yes, you can get a Full size spare for the 03 also.
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I changed to a full size spare after a few months of driving the X. Piece of mind is definitely worth it, and it's one of those things you hope you never have to use.

I was able to get a pretty scraped up but straight tech rim off ebay for cheap to make the switch even easier. Here is a post I made about it a few years ago:

http://www.mdxers.org/forums/74-2007...tallation.html
Wow.. $55 is a really good price. Right not it's around $160+. Been looking still.
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any other comments or feedback??? Polls are open.
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any other comments or feedback??? Polls are open.

Keeping my eye out but I would like to get a full size spare under there. If for nothing else, I just hate the way a donut looks. And forbid if the tire is backordered, now you're driving on it for weeks w/ no spare if you happen to get another flat.
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I guess with the donut you can't drive too fast I guess. Not for long trips. But it's lighter so it's easier to install is the only positive.
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I guess with the donut you can't drive too fast I guess. Not for long trips. But it's lighter so it's easier to install is the only positive.
I switched to a full size spare for peace of mind.
Another positive of the donut is you can't see it hanging underneath the car like you can w/ the full size tire (if you consider that a negative). I don't.
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I don't mind it hanging underneath. Really great piece of mind.

Wifey is asking why I need it still tho.

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I switched to a full size spare for peace of mind.
Another positive of the donut is you can't see it hanging underneath the car like you can w/ the full size tire (if you consider that a negative). I don't.
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any experience with how it fits on an '01?
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:31 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I used to have an '03 and I think those rims are different size than the second gen ones. I think it's 17" one. Plenty on ebay.

I'm getting a Full size spare. Better to have one than none when needed.

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any experience with how it fits on an '01?
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Yes, the 01-06 has a different bolt pattern (5 x 114.3 versus 5 x 120) than the 07+.
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