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I don't have my Hybrid yet but I'm in the process of configuring a true tire/wheel combo for a spare. Could someone with a Hybrid measure the diameter of the spare tire/wheel cutout in the rear of the vehicle? It would be greatly appreciated.
 

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There is no spare tire cutout per se. There is a large foam item with storage cube cutouts in that space. At least for the US Limited trim.
 

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There is no spare tire cutout per se. There is a large foam item with storage cube cutouts in that space. At least for the US Limited trim.
Was the vehicle you referenced a Hybrid? I took a photo of a YouTube image where the narrator specifically mentioned that the Hybrid had a cutout for a spare - photo attached.
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Was the vehicle you referenced a Hybrid? I took a photo of a YouTube image where the narrator specifically mentioned that the Hybrid had a cutout for a spare - photo attached. View attachment 149
The foam storage area is removed and the compact spare cutout is right below it. Compact spare tire size isT135/90 D17. There is no tie-down however. Other owners have used zip ties.
 

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I don't have my Hybrid yet but I'm in the process of configuring a true tire/wheel combo for a spare. Could someone with a Hybrid measure the diameter of the spare tire/wheel cutout in the rear of the vehicle? It would be greatly appreciated.
I believe when you buy a spare tire from the dealer, you get a new foam cut out that accommodates the tire and that replaces the one you have now
 

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I just installed my compact spare tire today. It's a T135/90D17 I got on ebay and it came with a standard scissor jack and handle. There are several screws 6hat stick up on the spare wheel well which you can see when you remove the floor cover, and then the foam. I put rubber pieces from a gym mat over the screws, so as not to damage the tire. Then this size spare for fine. A little snug against one of those exposed screws, but I feel ok with the rubber covering. I cut the little bumps 9ff the bottom of the foam tray so 8ncould reuse it. I squeezed the jack next to the tire and put the jack handle 8nbthe foam tray. 9nce you fill up the foam tray it settles into place. Then the cargo floor panel on top and good to go. Just can't lower the floor board anymore. It's at it too position.
 

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I just installed my compact spare tire today. It's a T135/90D17 I got on ebay and it came with a standard scissor jack and handle. There are several screws 6hat stick up on the spare wheel well which you can see when you remove the floor cover, and then the foam. I put rubber pieces from a gym mat over the screws, so as not to damage the tire. Then this size spare for fine. A little snug against one of those exposed screws, but I feel ok with the rubber covering. I cut the little bumps 9ff the bottom of the foam tray so 8ncould reuse it. I squeezed the jack next to the tire and put the jack handle 8nbthe foam tray. 9nce you fill up the foam tray it settles into place. Then the cargo floor panel on top and good to go. Just can't lower the floor board anymore. It's at it too position.
I followed the same approach. I was able to get a new tire and wheel from eBay. I used Styrofoam to cover the protruding screws. I was tempted to just cut them off but I didn't. however, I was able to use the lower track for the floor board. When you give up this space you lose 3-4 inches. I had no problem using the lower track and still had room for the jack, lug wrench, quart of oil and even the tire inflation kit that came originally with the Hybrid.
 

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Here in Europe the 135/90 17 spare tire has been replaced by a 155/90 17 and still the floor board can be positioned at lower position.
The protruding screws could be protected by fixing on them blind nut (I suppose 6mm thread)

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Here in Europe the 135/90 17 spare tire has been replaced by a 155/90 17 and still the floor board can be positioned at lower position.
The protruding screws could be protected by fixing on them blind nut (I suppose 6mm thread)

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I like your solution to the protruding screws. very elegant!
 

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I just installed the compact spare/jack kit that I purchased on Ebay from "blacklabtire1" ($215, free shipping, arrived in 7 days, nice Continental temp. tire).

For anyone considering this, in my Hybrid and I assume gas only Tucsons, the lower position for the cargo floor is still available. In fact, the cargo floor rests exactly on the top of the wheel and is thus supported well in the center. (y) cheers, roger



 

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So, I'd like to see if I'm summarizing everything that's been said:
  • These photos and the information are for a 2022 Tucson Hybrid.
  • The Styrofoam insert is under the cargo floor.
  • If the Styrofoam insert is removed, there is an indentation in its place large enough to hold a donut spare.
Questions:
  • I'm interested in a Hybrid with SEL Convenience pkg. That model has 19" wheels. Is the space under the cargo floor large enough to hold that size of spare?
  • I don't understand what's being said about the upper/lower position of the cargo floor. Can someone please explain? Photos would be helpful.
  • Would any 19" spare tire kit & jack kit fit the Tucson? Nothing special about the arrangement of the wheel lugs, etc?
Thanks. I just wish ALL car manufacturers would still include a spare tire. My wife and I just returned from a trip where we had a blowout in a remote park area. Without a spare tire, our dead and decaying bodies would probably still be there. I won't purchase a car that doesn't have a spare tire!!! It only takes once.
 

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So, I'd like to see if I'm summarizing everything that's been said:
  • These photos and the information are for a 2022 Tucson Hybrid.
  • The Styrofoam insert is under the cargo floor.
  • If the Styrofoam insert is removed, there is an indentation in its place large enough to hold a donut spare.
Questions:
  • I'm interested in a Hybrid with SEL Convenience pkg. That model has 19" wheels. Is the space under the cargo floor large enough to hold that size of spare?
  • I don't understand what's being said about the upper/lower position of the cargo floor. Can someone please explain? Photos would be helpful.
  • Would any 19" spare tire kit & jack kit fit the Tucson? Nothing special about the arrangement of the wheel lugs, etc?
This image might help a bit- this is a Hybrid with the foam insert removed, you can see the spare tire depression and on the right side in the red oval, there are two supports for the cargo cover, the difference in height is 4.125". In the upper position, the cargo cover is at the same level as the rear bumper.

As you can see in an image earlier in this thread, with the cargo cover in the lower position, it rests right on the center wheel part of this temp. spare. So in the upper position, you could definitely have something closer to a full size spare. cheers, roger

 

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I have found a source for a donut spare for the 2021-22 Tucsons (including Hybrids) from Modern Tire. You have the options to purchase the wheel and mounted tire only; the wheel, tire, and a scissor jack and tools set; or the wheel, tire, a scissor jack and tools set AND a carrying bag for the entire spare tire assembly. Prices range from $319.95 to $409.95. This option would make me feel much better about taking my Tucson out on the open highway. Has anyone ordered this spare and seen if it fits the wheel well?
 

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This image might help a bit- this is a Hybrid with the foam insert removed, you can see the spare tire depression and on the right side in the red oval, there are two supports for the cargo cover, the difference in height is 4.125". In the upper position, the cargo cover is at the same level as the rear bumper.

As you can see in an image earlier in this thread, with the cargo cover in the lower position, it rests right on the center wheel part of this temp. spare. So in the upper position, you could definitely have something closer to a full size spare. cheers, roger
Thanks, rogerdodger. That photo helps a lot.
 
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