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I'm aware that Scion is trying to get as much MPG's from the iQ as possible and iQ weight is fairly low (small car duhh) already so im curious if they will give us a spare tire or a tire patch kit. Since the iQ is clearly a small car and a spare tire would be small 14 or 15 inches, im not concern about the weight of that killing my MPG numbers.
 

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It comes with a small compressor and puncture sealant. There's a good video on the scion.com website under the iQ features section.

I did consider getting a set of run flats but the only one in that size I could find was a Dunlop snow tire.
 

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The Dunlap snow tire are the ones I am getting put on next weekend.
Assuming those are the run flats I'd be interested in hearing if the are noticeably harsher than the standard Goodyears that came on the car.

We had Bridgestone run flats on our Lexus GS and found them very unpleasant so changed to non-run flats when the opportunity came.
 

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I just put a spare in my IQ. Removed rear seat. (very easy) Got a factory 16" rim, put a Bridgestone 185/55/16 tire. Jack & tire tool from Harbor. 2 rubber straps to keep tire in place. Now I am comfortable on highway. Old skool, you know how we are. No fix flat can for this Cajun!
 

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I got a spare tire off a Corolla, remove the rear bin and the entire foam container. The spare tire fits right in the middle behind the rear seat with the seats up. Jack and tire tool from Harbor. All good to go now!!!
 

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I got a spare tire off a Corolla, remove the rear bin and the entire foam container. The spare tire fits right in the middle behind the rear seat with the seats up. Jack and tire tool from Harbor. All good to go now!!!
Sounds like a good solution to allow carrying a spare and using the rear seats. What size is the Corolla spare? Does the diameter match the other tires on your iQ so you can run it on a front wheel without causing drivetrain problems?
 

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So you call out and wait for road service. They find the flat unrepairable (sidewall puncture, blowout etc.) and they aren't carrying a matching new tire. So you need a tow, or a new tire found, mounted and brought to the scene - lots of time (and maybe money) lost. With a spare on board, 20 minutes to change and you're on your way. Seems like a good way to go, especially when your time is valuable, or when traveling. Apparently, those manufacturers who are eliminating the spare are not motivated by customer convenience?
 

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So you call out and wait for road service. They find the flat unrepairable (sidewall puncture, blowout etc.) and they aren't carrying a matching new tire. So you need a tow, or a new tire found, mounted and brought to the scene - lots of time (and maybe money) lost. With a spare on board, 20 minutes to change and you're on your way. Seems like a good way to go, especially when your time is valuable, or when traveling. Apparently, those manufacturers who are eliminating the spare are not motivated by customer convenience?
Scion also offers road side assistance for three years with the iQ. I'm sure they would need to tow you for a sidewall puncture but it's nice to know the assistance is there.
 

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Does anyone know where I can get another scion iq Emergency puncture repair kit? Mine has been used and in the manual it says it can only be used once. My dealer says they don't sell it which is very odd.
 

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Hi,
I have installed a spare tire in my IQ w/o giving up either rear seat, just involved removing the small rear compartment and the foam padding below it and placing a Corolla 1997 spare with rim in the space. Does not compromise rear airbags either. And has more space for storage after all is said and done :).


 

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Actually, the pump part is not reusable except if you have a replacement goo canister, for lack of a better term, as far as I tried using it with a spent goo can.
 
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