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I know this has been discussed, but... I've started looking again for a spare tire kit. I do want a donut that will fit in the back properly. I'm seeing a lot of adds for kits that say "non-turbo only". When I was looking before I did not see this mentioned. Some kits do not mention whether or not they will work with the VT. I have seen no kits state specifically that they will work with a VT. Anyone have any experiences or suggestions to share? Thank you
 

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I wouldn't mind a spare kit but don't want to pay retail for it. And I also want a matching 5th wheel so if I do have a problem there is no urgency in replacing it if I am on the road.

My plan is to talk to the service manager at the dealer next time I'm there and see if they come across any take-off rims and check with some local junk yards to see if they get a wrecked VT. I'm less concerned about the jack and lug wrench because of the roadside assistance. I figure I'll get the tow truck to replace the flat with my spare instead of towing me in.
 

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check with some local junk yards to see if they get a wrecked VT. I'm less concerned about the jack and lug wrench because of the roadside assistance.
Great idea, I was thinking the same thing. I hardly use the back seats let alone the trunk anyways, i would just set a full size 5th wheel in the trunk
 

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its just a 5x114.3 lug patter steelie guys, research to see what cars use that pattern, go to a junk yard, and grab the spare from one of those cars. Along with the jack and such. The dealer is charging insane amounts for the kit, just make your own and save u the hassle. Or look on Craigslist which will probably be more expensive, here's one for example, same pattern (will probably expire at some point)

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pts/3376932443.html
 

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its just a 5x114.3 lug patter steelie guys, research to see what cars use that pattern, go to a junk yard, and grab the spare from one of those cars. Along with the jack and such. The dealer is charging insane amounts for the kit, just make your own and save u the hassle.
I'm wondering why the NAV spare kit will not work? Lug pattern and size are right. Maybe it won't fit over the larger brakes? I would be willing to go to pick-n-pull to get a compatible spare, but then would be compelled to replace the tire (if it's very old) and repaint the wheel.

Recent weather events have got me thinking about the requirement to have a spare. I would hate to be waiting for roadside assistance with the water rising around me (worst case) or a few hours instead of 15-30 minutes.
 

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I'm wondering why the NAV spare kit will not work? Lug pattern and size are right. Maybe it won't fit over the larger brakes? I would be willing to go to pick-n-pull to get a compatible spare, but then would be compelled to replace the tire (if it's very old) and repaint the wheel.

Recent weather events have got me thinking about the requirement to have a spare. I would hate to be waiting for roadside assistance with the water rising around me (worst case) or a few hours instead of 15-30 minutes.
Its because the non-turbo v spare are too small are it'll hit the vt's brake line.
 

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The NAV spare is a 15" so it wont fit. VT would be a 16" minimum. Genesis spare would fit, but its alot lower offset and will stick out. They look funny too 18" in diameter, but only about 4" wide. It looks like a wagon wheel lol.

I'll take a look at my spare when I get home. It should have a part number on it and you can get one from your dealer.

If you want an alloy, look for the 5x114.3 bolt pattern, an offset around 40-45 and a centre bore of 67.1.
 

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The NAV spare is a 15" so it wont fit. VT would be a 16" minimum. Genesis spare would fit, but its alot lower offset and will stick out. They look funny too 18" in diameter, but only about 4" wide. It looks like a wagon wheel lol.

I'll take a look at my spare when I get home. It should have a part number on it and you can get one from your dealer.

If you want an alloy, look for the 5x114.3 bolt pattern, an offset around 40-45 and a centre bore of 67.1.
Thank you in advance for the P/N. I'm going to try and stay away from the dealer due to the cost, but if that is the only way then so be it. The P/N may help me find one elsewhere too. I am looking for a standard ugly donut spare.
 

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A single 16" Hyundai steel wheel from a dealer here in Canada is only about $75. Id imagine that in the US they would be much cheaper.
 

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Hits the outside face of the caliper. I tried the 15" steel wheels from my Elantra and they were a no go. My spare is a 16 so thats prob what Hyundai is selling.
 

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I know this is an old post, but these comments were not true in my experience.

Its because the non-turbo v spare are too small are it'll hit the vt's brake line.
you mean the caliper? i don't see how the break line is the issue
my bad yea the caliper
Hits the outside face of the caliper. I tried the 15" steel wheels from my Elantra and they were a no go. My spare is a 16 so thats prob what Hyundai is selling.
I ordered a 15" Donut with a 125/80D15 tire on ebay (2011-2019 Hyundai Elantra Veloster Kia Forte - was what it was listed for) not knowing the NAV and Turbos had different wheel sizes. Then I read these comments and some others on this forum and I got nervous that my 15" donut wasn't going to fit on my 2016 Veloster Turbo with 18" original wheels. So I went out and took off a rear wheel, put on the donut, checked for clearance and its a pretty close fit but it doesn't touch the caliper or brake line. Now I am pretty sure the front wheel calipers are bigger than the rears by almost an inch (13" total estimated from front of the caliper across to other side of the rotor.) I don't think the 15" donut would fit on the front, but you should always put the donut in the rear anyway. Even if you had a bad front tire you would put the donut on the rear and put the good rear tire up front. Were you guys putting a 15" donut on the front? Did I just get a different wheel / get lucky?

So even though the one I ordered fits, if you have a Veloster Turbo get a 16" donut, and if you have a NAV get a 15" donut (this is what the owners manual calls for.)
 

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It has been known for a while that most 15" will not fit the front on a VT and 16" is the smallest that will fit. Therefore on a VT you want a 16" wheel at the smallest and a tire that closely matches the tire height of the other tires otherwise have the traction and stability control off.
 

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alot of newer cars out there have this same problem where the provided donut fits only the rear not the front. it's well advised that on FWD style cars the donut should always go on the back if possible, while replacing a bad front tire/wheel with a good rear tire/wheel.

also i'd be curious if you ordered a spare kit from an older elantra? one that fits a newer sport or GT model (11-18 MYs) should come in 16.
 
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