Having a background in product development, I was curious as to why no aftermarket options were yet available and wondered; why can’t a spare tire be as modern and advanced as the modern cars they fit?
I soon learned there are significant challenges in developing a proper and practical spare tire kit. To design a truly modern spare tire solution, there are dozens of factors we had to consider. There is more to it than simply bolting on a wheel that happens to fit. A wheel design must have adequate brake clearance, have precisely accurate bolt patterns, have the correct wheel and correct tire diameters, just to name a few.
The challenge: Can we take all these factors into consideration, build exceptional quality into a space-saving spare, and ensure that our design is safe for the sophisticated drive train of your modern car? Not wanting to back down from this challenge, a team of automotive engineers and wheel experts came together and we got busy.
We began by assembling a variety of vehicles and over the course of 9 months. We used them to test and tweak our design for a viable space-saver wheel. After many variations and months of testing, we ended up with an ultra-strong 18×4 aluminum alloy space-saver wheel that fits as it should and is right for your car.
Because we strive to build exceptional high-quality into our products, we partnered with an industry leading alloy wheel manufacturer. They produce our exclusive Modern Spare space-saver wheel to hold the stringent DOT and European TUV certifications and exceed our rigid quality-control standards.