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Have any of you owners explored the rear area where the mini spare tire is?

I'm wondering if a full size spare will fit in the area?

If it does, it may encroach on the storage ares or even the sub-woofer, but I would really like to get a full size spare tire and would love to put it under the rear deck as to opposed to having it on top of the deck?

Also, does anybody else plan to get a full size spare? If I'm on a long trip to the mountains, 300 miles from home, the last thing I want to do if I have a tire/wheel out of commission, is to put on a mini-spare that is good for 50miles at 55mph...
 

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I just bought a PP this week and will be putting 17" rims on because I need to travel on long and sometimes rough dirt roads. Modifying the storage area to fit a full height spare is on my list of mods to do. I'm thinking to cut out the plastic around that cargo area so it fits. I'll let people know how that plan goes...
 

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I remember a Honda rep in a review video saying that the plastic tub section below the cargo floor could be completely removed for cleaning. Maybe it won't need to be cut and instead a custom floor panel could be made to sit above (on top of) whatever full-size tire you have as a spare. Search for videos of how car campers modify the rear of their SUVs for camping storage and bed setups. It's doable.
 

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I just bought a PP this week and will be putting 17" rims on because I need to travel on long and sometimes rough dirt roads. Modifying the storage area to fit a full height spare is on my list of mods to do. I'm thinking to cut out the plastic around that cargo area so it fits. I'll let people know how that plan goes...
YES, good luck, hope it works...!
 

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I just bought a PP this week and will be putting 17" rims on because I need to travel on long and sometimes rough dirt roads. Modifying the storage area to fit a full height spare is on my list of mods to do. I'm thinking to cut out the plastic around that cargo area so it fits. I'll let people know how that plan goes...

Have you had any luck with this? If so, can you post photos and where you had it done?

A full size spare is also a concern to me as I often take long road trips in the middle of no where...
I changed out the spare on my CRV to a full size (never used it), but it looks great and give me a sense of security!
 

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PG, you can't put the Passport spare on the rear deck lid, it would not open.. only way to do it is to put it in a bag and keep it in the back. (you probably knew this...)
 

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I just bought a PP this week and will be putting 17" rims on because I need to travel on long and sometimes rough dirt roads. Modifying the storage area to fit a full height spare is on my list of mods to do. I'm thinking to cut out the plastic around that cargo area so it fits. I'll let people know how that plan goes...
Have you had any luck with this? If so, can you post photos and where you had it done?

A full size spare is also a concern to me as I often take long road trips in the middle of no where...
I changed out the spare on my CRV to a full size (never used it), but it looks great and give me a sense of security!
 
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You can buy a Yakima roof basket and the spare tire holder that fits into the basket. The only hard part is lifting the spare tire up into the basket.

https://www.rackattack.com/cargo-luggage-racks/cargo-baskets/yakima-spare-tire-carrier/

I have seen a couple of Q7's with this setup. Both had out-of-state plates and were vacationing on Cape Cod. Q7's do not have any spare tire. Worse yet, if you buy a Q7 with 21" wheels you get regular tires. (not run flats). So then your options are to carry your own spare tire or plan on having roadside assistance flatbed your Q7 to a tire place or Audi dealer.
 

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PG, you can't put the Passport spare on the rear deck lid, it would not open.. only way to do it is to put it in a bag and keep it in the back. (you probably knew this...)
Hey Steven,

I had a minute to call 714 Motorsports in Westminster today about this.

They put new heated leather seats in my CRV about two years ago and do some cool shit to cars, trucks and boats. He said he thinks they can do something with the cargo space to cut out the bottom or the top tray to put a full-size spare in there. I am back next week and will stop by, unless you beat me to it.

I think the only issue would be if there is something below it, like the gas tank, etc,
Have you ever seen a build drawing or schematic or whatever that’s called for under the Pasaport?

Heather
 

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Hey Steven,

I had a minute to call 714 Motorsports in Westminster today about this.

They put new heated leather seats in my CRV about two years ago and do some cool shit to cars, trucks and boats. He said he thinks they can do something with the cargo space to cut out the bottom or the top tray to put a full-size spare in there. I am back next week and will stop by, unless you beat me to it.

I think the only issue would be if there is something below it, like the gas tank, etc,
Have you ever seen a build drawing or schematic or whatever that’s called for under the Passport?

Heather
That's interesting, if they can do it, I'll try to stick me head under there this weekend, but otherwise, I'd love to hear what they have to say...

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That's interesting, if they can do it, I'll try to stick me head under there this weekend, but otherwise, I'd love to hear what they have to say...

thanks
I will for sure keep you posted. Remember those damn OEM wheels that took me 6 months to sell for $600! 🤣🤣 Don‘t try to offload yours before we figure this out.

and I will post a new thread to see if anyone has a schematic or whatever it’s called, and also call my Honda boyz tomorrow!
 

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How many others do you know of that with the pull of one pin allows you to do this..........
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to access the back hatch area, (it goes to either side) ,make it easier to take off the spare and remount the flat, and still leave you with a fully functional trailer hitch to carry something like bicycles or pull a trailer of some sort?

I just threw the idea out there for those that might actually need such things for their life style. Ain't no skin off my nose.
 
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