The Right Spare Tire Kit Engineered Specifically For Your C5, C6, or C7* Corvette. (See Footnote on C7)
We guarantee the Modern Spare spare tire kit to be the highest quality and best choice for your Corvette. Here is why:
To make your Modern Spare Kit incredibly simple to use, we designed an aluminum alloy wheel that is significantly lighter and more capable than a conventional steel counterpart. As a result, our spare wheel/tire combination is easier to handle. The low weight improves your Corvette’s performance and fuel mileage when compared to a heavier full-sized spare. Also, to maintain excellent standards of quality, our alloy wheel meets or exceeds all the latest DOT highway safety standards.
In addition, each spare wheel is equipped with a durable space-saving tire with a DOT “M” speed rating indicating the tire is tested for a consent speed of 81mph. While it is wise to limit your speed to 50mph as some tire manufacturers state, we have chosen these “M” speed-rated tires knowing the tire’s strength and capability exceed that of normal use. This ensures that the tire is durable and well-built.
This, along with having the proper overall rolling diameter for your vehicle, will allow you to travel the needed distance to a repair shop you trust with your vehicle.
To make our Spare Tire Kit better for your Corvette, we considered the frustrations that come with typical spare tire tools and accessories.
As an example, most scissor jacks are difficult to use and do not provide the needed leverage to easily lift your car. We solved this problem by developing a custom low-profile scissor jack with a unique ratcheting handle mechanism. This handle provides the required leverage to easily lift your car and lower it safely.
If you find a stubborn or overtightened lug nut, our Modern Spare telescoping lug wrench provides nearly two feet of leverage. You’ll be able to easily remove and retighten your lug nuts to quickly get back on the road.
And something worth noting, modern vehicles have very specific lift points for proper jack placement. More importantly, your vehicle requires a specific jack type to properly lift the car. In other words, the type of head on the jack is critically important for proper use, whereas a typical generic or universal jack will simply not do. We design our scissor jacks in-house and specific to each make and model we support.
As a forethought, we included a full-size, thick plastic tire bag. Transporting a full-size flat tire and wheel can be messy. Therefore, placing the large plastic tire bag over the failed tire will help protect your car’s interior.
By now, you’re aware that your Corvette has an outdated spare or the spare is missing altogether. Many carmakers are no longer providing this important lifesaver. Modern Spare wants to be the best manufacturer and provider of complete spare tire kits hands-down. We have approached our Modern Spare designs from every angle. This ensures that our customers have the best user experience possible with the best product possible.
*The overall diameter of our spare tire and wheel combination is sized to be right and correct for your vehicle’s drivetrain. This is a critical design feature for proper function and use. As such, if your vehicle has an existing spare tire storage space, the spare may not fit in that space. Please consider our carrying case option as a convenient alternative.
Convertible Corvette owners, please note: Depending on your convertible Corvette model year, there may not be adequate trunk space to store the spare tire kit when the soft convertible top is retracted. Dimensions of the Modern Spare wheel and tire combination are 26.5″ inches in diameter and has a width of 6 inches. Please check your trunk dimensions and plan accordingly.
*Please Note – For C7 Corvettes with the J57 carbon-ceramic brakes, please select the kit with the included machined aluminum wheel spacer to allow the needed clearance of the spare wheel.
Please reach out to any of our helpful staff for questions and assistance.
How Is Our 18″ Spare Tire Fully Compatible With All Wheel Sizes Offered On Your Chevrolet Corvette?
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