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I'm just going through my manual & noticed page 226 refers to the TIREFIT tire repair kit. I was aware that there is no spare tire that comes with the vehicle, and was told by the dealer in the event of a flat, we were to call road side assistance.

The manual says this kit contains:

1. Air pump hose
2. Power plug & cable
3. Air pump switch
4. Pressure gauge
5. TIREFIT sealant bottle
6. TIREFIT sealant hose

This kit is supposed to be located on the left side of the trunk under the access panel. Mine is not there & I'm wondering if any of you who have taken delivery have noticed this as well. Perhaps it was an ommision just on my car. :mad:
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Got it, and used it already (for my son's bike tire).

When you lift up the floor of the trunk, there's a large, gray, formed styrofoam piece. It has a large, empty space in the center. On the left, there's a self-contained unit. It was a lighter adapter cord wound up in it, and an air hose wound up in the bottom. One end of the unit, is actually a removable canister of fix-a-flat. There's an on-off button on the top to run the compressor.
 

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Off topic Rambit .. but did you see my post about having the manual and needing the required Oil weight? Please help! (I'll check my tire thingy when I get to Philadelphia .... )
 

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Maybe it's one of those Canadian government things, kinda like the Satellite Radio restrictions... :D
 

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JMatt said:
Got it, and used it already (for my son's bike tire).

When you lift up the floor of the trunk, there's a large, gray, formed styrofoam piece. It has a large, empty space in the center. On the left, there's a self-contained unit. It was a lighter adapter cord wound up in it, and an air hose wound up in the bottom. One end of the unit, is actually a removable canister of fix-a-flat. There's an on-off button on the top to run the compressor.
Thanks jMatt:

Mine is definately not there. All there is, are two empty recesses in the styrofoam piece. My salesman has already reported it as missing the day I picked it up. Apparently they have only 24 hours to do this. He had no idea what the kit contained though. I sent him an e-mail listing the contents. Thanks for checking. :)

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need4speed said:
Off topic Rambit .. but did you see my post about having the manual and needing the required Oil weight? Please help! (I'll check my tire thingy when I get to Philadelphia .... )
I recall seeing a post referring to that. The 6.1L comes with synthetic oil from the factory and has Mobile 1 on the filler cap. The manual recommends 0W-40 for both extremes of temperature. Schedual "B" recommends a change every 3000 miles (5000 km's). The capacity is 7 quarts (US) or 6.6 liters (Metric). I've been told the cost is well over $100 for an oil change. I have it as part of my extended warranty. Hope this helps. I'll also send you a PM to ensure you see this.

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need4speed said:
Off topic Rambit .. but did you see my post about having the manual and needing the required Oil weight? Please help! (I'll check my tire thingy when I get to Philadelphia .... )
your tire pump is in the car, I saw it. just make sure it has the patch sealant is in there. Take care.
 

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It would be interesting to see if this could be retrofitted to a C.
 

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E55 KEV said:
somebody post some pics. thanks.
Here you go.

1st pic: Area under the flooring of the trunk. Unit is on the left.
2nd pic: Unit sitting up on the area in which it was stored.
3rd pic: Unit sitting on floor next to tire. Power switch and pressure guage on top; lighter adapter coils into left end; round canister on right is fix-a-flat.
4th picture: Air hose uncoils from under unit; fix a flat unwraps from around unit; lighter adapter comes out of side.

Hope this is helpful.
 

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excellent pics Jmatt..thank you!
 

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JMatt said:
Here you go.

1st pic: Area under the flooring of the trunk. Unit is on the left.
2nd pic: Unit sitting up on the area in which it was stored.
3rd pic: Unit sitting on floor next to tire. Power switch and pressure guage on top; lighter adapter coils into left end; round canister on right is fix-a-flat.
4th picture: Air hose uncoils from under unit; fix a flat unwraps from around unit; lighter adapter comes out of side.

Hope this is helpful.
I need to get one of these for my Corvette, I don;t have run-flats anymore.........this kit is nice and neat.
 

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I have at least once blown a tire by clipping a curb at about 20 mph. The tire sidewall had a big gash, so a pump was useless.
I am not sure this new paradigm shift away from a spare tire is a good idea.
 

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joey said:
I have at least once blown a tire by clipping a curb at about 20 mph. The tire sidewall had a big gash, so a pump was useless.
I am not sure this new paradigm shift away from a spare tire is a good idea.

I hope my kids are not in the car when the "fix-a-flat" doesn't work. They will likely learn a few choice words. :eek:
 

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Did I miss something? This is the first that I’ve heard that there’s no spare. Does anyone have a plausible reason why?
 

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Did I miss something? This is the first that I’ve heard that there’s no spare. Does anyone have a plausible reason why?
Has to do with the size the spare would have to be, especially with the bigger brakes on the SRT 8. I would also gather losing valuable trunk space was also a concern.
 

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20" matching spare tire will not fit in the tire well in the trunk therefor you get a inflator and a nice big chunk of stryrfoam so it does not move around

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Hemi2NV said:
20" matching spare tire will not fit in the tire well in the trunk therefor you get a inflator and a nice big chunk of stryrfoam so it does not move around

Hemi2NV
Now we just gotta figure out what to put in that spare tire space. You'd think they could have fit a spare in there if they had used a different piece of styrofoam with a bigger cut out. Even a space saver one.

Rambit :)
 
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