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Will Passport come with full size spare or at least have space for full size spare?
 

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Without a full size spare if you get a sidewall puncture and you are on a rocky 2-track road, you might not have the clearance to get back out again without the height of a full size spare. In my 2003 Pilot I could replace the original smaller tire spare with a full size tire in the same place under the car. Also no need to unload the car to drop down the spare. As someone who has gotten a sidewall puncture, this is a real concern and lessening the risk with better AT tires with stronger sidewalls doesn't appear to be a current option with the 20" tire size.
 

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Without a full size spare if you get a sidewall puncture and you are on a rocky 2-track road, you might not have the clearance to get back out again without the height of a full size spare. In my 2003 Pilot I could replace the original smaller tire spare with a full size tire in the same place under the car. Also no need to unload the car to drop down the spare. As someone who has gotten a sidewall puncture, this is a real concern and lessening the risk with better AT tires with stronger sidewalls doesn't appear to be a current option with the 20" tire size.
Agree. I always felt that no having a spare applies to those driving within city limits aka on ideal road conditions and within range of most roadside assistance services. Without you're on the losing end.
 

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Since the Passport has greater ground clearance over the Pilot there may be room underneath for a full size spare mount. Space saving wheels have become all too common in the industry, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for something that's being marketed as an adventurer.
 

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Since the Passport has greater ground clearance over the Pilot there may be room underneath for a full size spare mount. Space saving wheels have become all too common in the industry, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for something that's being marketed as an adventurer.
rear mounted wrangler/tacoma style is what i'm after which also suits the Passports offroad character.
 

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Not sure if there is room underneath, since the Passport has that "trunk" in the rear area and mounting in on the rear door would prevent it from opening.

But I was think about getting a full size 20" tire & rim from either a Pilot or Ridgeline that someone has upgraded their set up, and carrying it in a bag when I do long/camping trips.

Does anyone know if the Passport 20" wheels will have the same bolt pattern and off-set as either the Pilot or Ridgeline?
 

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I would be happy with any spare tire. That was the deal breaker for us not buying the new Q7. Run flats are useless if you get a flat tire in a rural area, such as on the way to skiing in VT. Plus the Q7 came with an oddball tire size that nobody has on hand. And I guess I'm spoiled by our LR4 having a full size spare. (Which I just used when a rain-filled NYC monster pothole blew out a sidewall)
 
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