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I'm dissatisfied with Hyundai's Fix-A-Flat option that's supplied with 2022 Tucson Hybrid vehicles. I knew from a scary recent experience in our previous vehicle that HAD a spare that I had to have a REAL spare tire. I researched many options and finally decided to purchase a full-size spare tire from modernspare.com. From the options they offer, I purchased the Complete Kit Without Carrying Case for $389.95 plus $48 flat rate shipping. It was ordered on Dec. 19 and arrived on Jan. 10. I can now report that this tire DOES fit nicely under the rear cargo cover, even in the lower position.

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First, you remove the foam organizer tray and the Tire Mobility Kit.

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The only thing to be a little concerned about are some screws that protrude from the undercarriage into the area where the wheel will sit. More on that later.

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I'm going to visit my local Ace Hardware tomorrow to look for something to go over the screws. I'm thinking maybe some corks that I can drill a hole in to fit over the screw? If I don't find something that will work to my satisfaction, I will explore options. One would be to cut the screws off short and then put something over the shorter stubs (which might have sharp points from being cut). Another option would be to put some small pieces of styrofoam over the screws to cushion the tire from rubbing.

You can then replace the cargo tray into either the upper position (factory default) or the lower position. The tray in the lower position sits right on top of the spare and the spare provides support under the tray. That's ideal and gives you an additional couple of inches of height in the cargo area.

With the Complete Kit, you also receive a scissor jack with a ratcheting handle to raise/lower the jack, a extended length tire wrench, sockets to fit all sizes of Hyundai lug nuts, and five replacement lug nuts to use in case the factory installed lug nuts don't fit in the recesses of the spare. AND, you receive an oversize plastic bag in which to put your dirty flat when it comes off so you don't get your cargo area muddy or wet. I think Modern Spare thought of everything.

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This is a really slick fix for Hyundai's cheap offering. Not inexpensive, but the piece of mind in having a full-size spare is worth it to me (and especially my wife).
 

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I'm dissatisfied with Hyundai's Fix-A-Flat option that's supplied with 2022 Tucson Hybrid vehicles. I knew from a scary recent experience in our previous vehicle that HAD a spare that I had to have a REAL spare tire. I researched many options and finally decided to purchase a full-size spare tire from modernspare.com. From the options they offer, I purchased the Complete Kit Without Carrying Case for $389.95 plus $48 flat rate shipping. It was ordered on Dec. 19 and arrived on Jan. 10. I can now report that this tire DOES fit nicely under the rear cargo cover, even in the lower position.

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First, you remove the foam organizer tray and the Tire Mobility Kit.

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The only thing to be a little concerned about are some screws that protrude from the undercarriage into the area where the wheel will sit. More on that later.

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I'm going to visit my local Ace Hardware tomorrow to look for something to go over the screws. I'm thinking maybe some corks that I can drill a hole in to fit over the screw? If I don't find something that will work to my satisfaction, I will explore options. One would be to cut the screws off short and then put something over the shorter stubs (which might have sharp points from being cut). Another option would be to put some small pieces of styrofoam over the screws to cushion the tire from rubbing.

You can then replace the cargo tray into either the upper position (factory default) or the lower position. The tray in the lower position sits right on top of the spare and the spare provides support under the tray. That's ideal and gives you an additional couple of inches of height in the cargo area.

With the Complete Kit, you also receive a scissor jack with a ratcheting handle to raise/lower the jack, a extended length tire wrench, sockets to fit all sizes of Hyundai lug nuts, and five replacement lug nuts to use in case the factory installed lug nuts don't fit in the recesses of the spare. AND, you receive an oversize plastic bag in which to put your dirty flat when it comes off so you don't get your cargo area muddy or wet. I think Modern Spare thought of everything.

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This is a really slick fix for Hyundai's cheap offering. Not inexpensive, but the piece of mind in having a full-size spare is worth it to me (and especially my wife).
Have you put spare on car to see fit? Same exact diameter of real wheel and tire?
 

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I haven't actually mounted the spare, but it is the same tire size as the original tires. I realize you also have to consider the aspect ratio, which is more difficult to measure, but the rough measurements I took of the original wheels and this full-size spare are really close. From reading Internet articles, I was reminded that even spares that come with vehicles, especially donut spares, are smaller than the original tires. That's why the speed rating for spares is often around 50 mph. That size differential is more crucial on AWD vehicles, but this spare is rated at 80 mph. And I'm responsible enough that the spare isn't going to stay on the axle any longer than necessary. It beats being stranded many times over.
 

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P.S.-- Earlier, in the photos above, I mentioned screws that stick up. Bolt is a more correct term. I solved the problem by covering the bolt tips with wine corks. I took plastic corks, cut them in half, and drilled a small diameter hole in the center. With that pilot hole, the corks screw onto the bolts easily and completely cover the bolt tips. I thought that plastic corks might hold up better than real corks which might dry out and disintegrate from heat and age.
 

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Isn't that like $500? Seems pretty pricey. Mine came with free assistance.
Yes, all Hyundai vehicles come with roadside assistance, ASSUMING THEY CAN FIND YOU!! In another thread, I related the whole scary scenario in which my wife and I were while on vacation last year. We were in a wilderness area in a national monument area when we had a sharp rock go through the sidewall of the tire, ruining the tire beyond repair. Not exactly off-road, but definitely off-map. We called our free roadside assistance and they were unable to send anyone because they couldn't find us on their map. :LOL: Even sending them GPS coordinates didn't help. If we had not had a spare, our bones might still be there. We'll never own another vehicle without a spare. Pricey is better than stranded.
 

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P.S.-- Earlier, in the photos above, I mentioned screws that stick up. Bolt is a more correct term. I solved the problem by covering the bolt tips with wine corks. I took plastic corks, cut them in half, and drilled a small diameter hole in the center. With that pilot hole, the corks screw onto the bolts easily and completely cover the bolt tips. I thought that plastic corks might hold up better than real corks which might dry out and disintegrate from heat and age.
 

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Thank you so much for your photos and your tips. After a 3 a d a half month wait, my Tucson Limited Hybrid has arrived. Like you, I’m beginning to think that that the hefty price tag of the Modern Space spare is worth it for piece of mind. Does the spare need to be secured somehow so it doesn’t move around as you drive? Also, can you post photos of your cork screw solution to the bolt problem?
 

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Apologies if in order with the trimming (for space savings), and it sounds almost like you may be from my son's alma mater ;)

Just as you for your hybrid, I was irked upon finding the measurably 'undersized' donut spare even in my wife's new gasser model, where there's plenty of room to furnish something larger and more appropriate. The current spare is over 3" shorter dia. (and commensurate shorter rolling circumference) than the Conv. Package 19es, which appear the same as yours (the only pic I left for reference). I used your link (confirmed with a tape) to find the correct dia. for the 19's is 28.7", which equates to their 155/85-18 donut spare. So, the oem T135/90-17 that's provided at 25.5" dia. simply has to go, as that much mismatch can't do anything but promise to bind up and strain the drivetrain.

But I'm not needing any of the rest of the contents in that pricey kit. So, I'll be going after just the wheel/tire for a 5x114.3 bolt center and hopefully the correct offset. Maybe from the larger Sante Fe. I just wanted to rep your work and research. flashbang has a thread running a similar vein on the Hyundai Forum. But the solution there was also to provide a spare for the hybrid, but matching closer to the dia. of his 17es instead.

I'm dissatisfied with Hyundai's Fix-A-Flat option that's supplied with 2022 Tucson Hybrid vehicles. I knew from a scary recent experience in our previous vehicle that HAD a spare that I had to have a REAL spare tire. I researched many options and finally decided to purchase a full-size spare tire from modernspare.com. From the options they offer, I purchased the Complete Kit Without Carrying Case for $389.95 plus $48 flat rate shipping. It was ordered on Dec. 19 and arrived on Jan. 10. I can now report that this tire DOES fit nicely under the rear cargo cover, even in the lower position.


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This is a really slick fix for Hyundai's cheap offering. Not inexpensive, but the piece of mind in having a full-size spare is worth it to me (and especially my wife).
 

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I decided to take my spare out and use the space for some light items and storing something on trips that I want well hidden. For us, we have AAA, cell phones of course and it would be rare to be going to a remote area. If we do, I'll throw the spare back in.
My last two new cars did not have a spare, the first one I was a little apprehensive but now not so much.
 

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I haven't actually mounted the spare, but it is the same tire size as the original tires. I realize you also have to consider the aspect ratio, which is more difficult to measure, but the rough measurements I took of the original wheels and this full-size spare are really close. From reading Internet articles, I was reminded that even spares that come with vehicles, especially donut spares, are smaller than the original tires. That's why the speed rating for spares is often around 50 mph. That size differential is more crucial on AWD vehicles, but this spare is rated at 80 mph. And I'm responsible enough that the spare isn't going to stay on the axle any longer than necessary. It beats being stranded many times over.
The website is incorrect, there isn't a compact spare tire out there rated for 80MPH.

It's KM/H

Which is 50 MPH and that is Maximum.
 

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I was told yesterday, even if I had a spare tire, there is not a proper place to put a Jack. The frame is to light to place a jack it would bend or break. So it sounded like the only solution if I have a flat is to call on star road assist. And be towed to a garage with a car lift????
 

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I'm dissatisfied with Hyundai's Fix-A-Flat option that's supplied with 2022 Tucson Hybrid vehicles. I knew from a scary recent experience in our previous vehicle that HAD a spare that I had to have a REAL spare tire. I researched many options and finally decided to purchase a full-size spare tire from modernspare.com. From the options they offer, I purchased the Complete Kit Without Carrying Case for $389.95 plus $48 flat rate shipping. It was ordered on Dec. 19 and arrived on Jan. 10. I can now report that this tire DOES fit nicely under the rear cargo cover, even in the lower position.

View attachment 510

First, you remove the foam organizer tray and the Tire Mobility Kit.

View attachment 511

The only thing to be a little concerned about are some screws that protrude from the undercarriage into the area where the wheel will sit. More on that later.

View attachment 512

I'm going to visit my local Ace Hardware tomorrow to look for something to go over the screws. I'm thinking maybe some corks that I can drill a hole in to fit over the screw? If I don't find something that will work to my satisfaction, I will explore options. One would be to cut the screws off short and then put something over the shorter stubs (which might have sharp points from being cut). Another option would be to put some small pieces of styrofoam over the screws to cushion the tire from rubbing.

You can then replace the cargo tray into either the upper position (factory default) or the lower position. The tray in the lower position sits right on top of the spare and the spare provides support under the tray. That's ideal and gives you an additional couple of inches of height in the cargo area.

With the Complete Kit, you also receive a scissor jack with a ratcheting handle to raise/lower the jack, a extended length tire wrench, sockets to fit all sizes of Hyundai lug nuts, and five replacement lug nuts to use in case the factory installed lug nuts don't fit in the recesses of the spare. AND, you receive an oversize plastic bag in which to put your dirty flat when it comes off so you don't get your cargo area muddy or wet. I think Modern Spare thought of everything.

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This is a really slick fix for Hyundai's cheap offering. Not inexpensive, but the piece of mind in having a full-size spare is worth it to me (and especially my wife).
Have you tried using the scissor jack yet? I was told it could not be jacked up??
 

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I was told yesterday, even if I had a spare tire, there is not a proper place to put a Jack. The frame is to light to place a jack it would bend or break. So it sounded like the only solution if I have a flat is to call on star road assist. And be towed to a garage with a car lift????
Who ever told you this story you should not be taking advice from.

Calling On Star will get you very disappointed to find out your Hyundai doesn't have On Star for starters, and the rest of the story is just gibberish.
 

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I'm dissatisfied with Hyundai's Fix-A-Flat option that's supplied with 2022 Tucson Hybrid vehicles. I knew from a scary recent experience in our previous vehicle that HAD a spare that I had to have a REAL spare tire. I researched many options and finally decided to purchase a full-size spare tire from modernspare.com. From the options they offer, I purchased the Complete Kit Without Carrying Case for $389.95 plus $48 flat rate shipping. It was ordered on Dec. 19 and arrived on Jan. 10. I can now report that this tire DOES fit nicely under the rear cargo cover, even in the lower position.

View attachment 510

First, you remove the foam organizer tray and the Tire Mobility Kit.

View attachment 511

The only thing to be a little concerned about are some screws that protrude from the undercarriage into the area where the wheel will sit. More on that later.

View attachment 512

I'm going to visit my local Ace Hardware tomorrow to look for something to go over the screws. I'm thinking maybe some corks that I can drill a hole in to fit over the screw? If I don't find something that will work to my satisfaction, I will explore options. One would be to cut the screws off short and then put something over the shorter stubs (which might have sharp points from being cut). Another option would be to put some small pieces of styrofoam over the screws to cushion the tire from rubbing.

You can then replace the cargo tray into either the upper position (factory default) or the lower position. The tray in the lower position sits right on top of the spare and the spare provides support under the tray. That's ideal and gives you an additional couple of inches of height in the cargo area.

With the Complete Kit, you also receive a scissor jack with a ratcheting handle to raise/lower the jack, a extended length tire wrench, sockets to fit all sizes of Hyundai lug nuts, and five replacement lug nuts to use in case the factory installed lug nuts don't fit in the recesses of the spare. AND, you receive an oversize plastic bag in which to put your dirty flat when it comes off so you don't get your cargo area muddy or wet. I think Modern Spare thought of everything.

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This is a really slick fix for Hyundai's cheap offering. Not inexpensive, but the piece of mind in having a full-size spare is worth it to me (and especially my wife).
Very glad to hear that ModernSpare seems to fit. Have one reserved on backorder. Did you secure the tire, etc.? If so, can you post photo(s)? Thanks.
 

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Had a flat a few weeks ago, and tried the Hyundai Roadside. That was just BS. Sat there for 5 hours because the first towing company never dispatched someone and they (Hyundai) considered the case closed once they informed a tow company. I called back 3 times and had 2 towing companies not dispatch anyone. The last call was to cancel them and I called my own tow company which was there in 15 minutes.

Long story a little shorter, the tire company I had it towed to (not a dealer like their roadside wanted) put a floor jack under and jacked it up. I wasn't too far from my parent's house and my dad came by with a jack we couldn't find a jack location, but it is farther under than what we are accustomed to.

PS. their fix-a-flat didn't do anything other than help find the hole (but I found that without it).
 

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The website is incorrect, there isn't a compact spare tire out there rated for 80MPH.

It's KM/H

Which is 50 MPH and that is Maximum.
You are incorrect. Why dont you actually go to the website, where they specify the tire is a continental tire, DOT M rated to 81 miles per hour. It is taller and wider than an average compact spare.
 
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