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If you want a spare that you can drive on like normal you need to get a full size spare with a properly sized tire as well...
My gas cruze came with a compact spare, I sold it for $100 plus traded for the ECO trunk liner and inflator kit. I then used $75 of that money to get a closeout 16in rim from tirerack.com(same size as my cruze came with). I then just paid the tireshop to install one of my old tires when I got new ones.

I feel much better knowing I have no speed or distance limitations if I ever do get a real flat. If I did it again I would have bought a matching 1LT 16in rim so I would have had a spare matching rim as well. I also like having the inflator kit, I've used it a dozen times to air up a tire(goo bypassed).
 

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My gas cruze came with a compact spare, I sold it for $100 plus traded for the ECO trunk liner and inflator kit. I then used $75 of that money to get a closeout 16in rim from tirerack.com(same size as my cruze came with). I then just paid the tireshop to install one of my old tires when I got new ones.

I feel much better knowing I have no speed or distance limitations if I ever do get a real flat. If I did it again I would have bought a matching 1LT 16in rim so I would have had a spare matching rim as well. I also like having the inflator kit, I've used it a dozen times to air up a tire(goo bypassed).
I am not sure about the GM supplied tire "goo" but I can say with confidence that Tire Slime works well for holes in the tread area of a tire, even pretty large ones. Many desert racers run it in their tires to seal punctures as they race... One day I came out to my Duramax truck (on 37-inch Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires and true beadlock wheels) and the passenger side rear tire was completely FLAT!!! I don't drive the truck daily so I didn;t even notice until I went to drive off and felt it... Anyhow I start to inflate the tire expecting a small pinhole leak and they is a large hole near a tread block with air flowing out almost as fast as it is going in from my ARB dual head compressor. So I filled the tire with a bottle of Tire Slime I had in the garage for years and then inflated the tire and went for a drive as directed on the instructions. The tire has not leaked again since!!!
 

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Mega thanks if it has no interference, that's all I need, rather have it and not ever need it than need it and not have it. Those the cruze lug nuts or do I need different ones?
 

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Thanks Diesel, no caliper rub?.
No, seems to clear just fine. I rotated the tire and didn't hear anything that sounded unusual. I didn't drive it though.

They are the Cruze lug nuts.
 

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Great to know! This should be stickied...
 

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Great to know! This should be stickied...
I will sticky this thread once somebody has actually driven five miles on one.
 
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Tomko, let me get it and I will give it a test run next weekend. I to want to make sure it will work. unless Diesel does it before I get a chance
I probably won't have a chance before you do.
 

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Thought same thing on a sticky. I'm picking up one Monday. Salvage yard closed on weekends. Go figure
Gator, did you get the spare, did you try it out as well?
 

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Good to know, thanks for the test drive and updates!
 
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