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#1 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 06:06 PM
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Has anybody tried to put a full size wheel tire in the spare tire well on a 2012 optima EX ??? Since they don't come with a spare and I do not like the Idea of running the tire inflation kit. Looking for opitions. Also does anybody know where I might find a paper shop manual for the same. Thanks
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if the space is the same as a 2011 a full size spare should fit. You just have to remove the foam blocks that are there to support a "donut" spare. assuming those blocks are there of course. I have a full size spare in my 2011 SX
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Looking for a full size wheel? Still trying to get rid of mine..

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Thanks for the come backs guys, I did some checking on my2012 and It seems to be the same size well for the spare. So I am looking for a 17" 6.5 5 lug 115mm pattern 2011 or 2012 wheel, The tire size is 215/55R17. If anybody has one they want to sell.
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I'd like to find a wrecked 2011 and pull the donut and jack out of it... and drop it in my 2012... I may never used it but the inflation kit is a joke...
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I know some of you have replaced your factory rims with after market ones... If you are willing to break the set I am sure there are many many 2012 owners who would buy a single rim and slap a tire on it for a spare then just buy a jack from Kia or what ever.... it may be cheaper for us than buying a 2011 donut from Kia.. well most certainly would..... last time I checked I think it was over 300.00 and I don't think that included a tire...

anyway.. if the factory rim and standard tire will fit in the wheel well it seems like a plan to me for those with the cash..

I may still hope to find a totaled 2011 that I can get the spare and jack for next to nothing...

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I found a stock Kia wheel online and I am now going to install a full size tire on it. You can buy a small scissor jack at walmart for $ 22.00. Kia priced the same wheel for over 500 dollars, We really like the Optima , But I think Kia really has their head up their butt on the spare tire deal.
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Amen Brother!
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If anyone wants my spare you are welcome to it...I don't ever plan on getting a flat tire

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20,000 clowns out of work and someone is trying to be funny :-o .
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