: Thoughts on eurotek designs spare tire kit



sotxmike
09-21-10, 12:25 AM
I bought the Eurotek spare tire kit on Ebay...I think it was the first one offered. My 2009 V is NOT a daily driver, but used on long distance out of town trips. Texas back roads can be isolated enough, but earlier this year we were driving out to Scottsdale AZ on some two-lane no shoulder roads miles between very small towns. Thank God for On-Star, but it got me to thinking about the inconvience and trauma of waiting for a wrecker (and hoping it was a flatbed) just for a flat tire. Didn't make sense to me. The cost of the kit for me was totally justified. Now I have never had a flat on any of my cars, but I like being prepared. After I put non run-flats on my V1 I outfitted it with a full size spare and jack with tools.
The kit is complete with a space-saver spare, jack, adaptor plate and Sears Craftsman 1/2 " drive breakover bar with socket for the adaptor lugnuts and more. I mounted the spare on the right front to try it out. NO clearance problems, drove fine, slight pull to the right on braking which is to be expected. Everything stores in the spare wheel well in the trunk (including the factory supplied 12 volt compressor w/sealant). Bottom line: this is high quality and it works. It can truly be a lifesaver. :thumbsup:
(I did not ask nor receive a discount for this endoresment)

neuronbob
09-21-10, 11:26 AM
I can confirm this. I reviewed and placed pics in the original spare tire kit thread. I hope I never have to use mine, but if necessary it is there. Yes, it is more than GM would charge, but the peace of mind was worth the cost for me.

In my personal case, my aftermarket wheels are a (temporary) problem. The stock lugnuts are recessed deep in the wheel and so I had to buy an "extra-thin" 22 mm socket to access them. This will be rectified during the winter when I purchase long lugnuts for the aftermarket wheels....I have to change to my stock wheels with winter tires at that time.

Link to my pics:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2009/204511-full-spare-tire-kit-anyone-interested-8.html

Ross Racing
09-21-10, 01:14 PM
I get my kit on Thursday

HEDP-V
09-21-10, 01:32 PM
I also bought the spare tire kit, and can say that it is the most valuable aftermarket part I haved purchased for my V. I use my V as a daily driver and drive in New York City streets that are riddled with pot holes and road debris from road and building construction, so having a spare tire is a must. My commute takes me into New Jersey as well, and the roads there are the same as NYC. Before buying the kit ,I was taking a chance and rolling the dice on getting a flat,that I decided to buy a OEM front rim and wheel as a spare tire. But that didnt solve the problem, and took up too much trunk space. With the kit , it freed up all the trunk space and also gave me peace of mind knowing that I dont need to call Onstar for a tow. The kit comes with the tools needed and fits perfectly in the spare tire wheel well. Fellow Forum member M5Driver takes all the credit for finding the shop (eurotek Design)and spending the time and money making this kit possible. He went through some trail and error but made the kit possible to fit on both the front and rear wheel wells as well as in the trunk. A task that GM till this day has not addressed with its V customers. KUDOS for M5Driver and EurotekDesigns!

GMX322V S/C
09-22-10, 01:15 AM
Can anyone with the kit simply place the spare tire right next to one of the stock tires and take a picture that shows the difference in diameter? Thanks!

HEDP-V
09-22-10, 07:08 PM
Here are the pics hope it is useful.

Mikevette
09-22-10, 09:06 PM
What' cost for this spare tire kit? thanks

Mike

HEDP-V
09-22-10, 11:01 PM
Mike the spare tire kit costs $665, but I did not pay for S&H because I was able to pick it up in the garage that Eurotek has in the Bronx,N.Y. If you are interested, look them up on google . I payed via Paypal and it only took 1 week to get the kit.

neuronbob
09-22-10, 11:51 PM
What' cost for this spare tire kit? thanks

Mike

Purchased on eBay for $569+shipping.

GMX322V S/C
09-23-10, 06:46 AM
Here are the pics hope it is useful.

Thanks, much appreciated! Near as you can tell, how much shorter is the spare than the stockers?

6104696
09-23-10, 07:35 AM
anybody interested in trying to set up a group buy?

sybersport
09-23-10, 10:38 AM
anybody interested in trying to set up a group buy?

There were quite a few of us that responded in a previous thread that we wanted in on a group buy.

I'm definitely in :)

IBNR
09-23-10, 03:56 PM
Group buy, YES!

Ross Racing
09-23-10, 06:34 PM
I just got my kit and it looks great. I must have missed the part about the tire not being mounted. Kinda weak IMO

neuronbob
09-23-10, 07:48 PM
I received mine with the tire mounted. To make sure that would be the case, I emailed the request when I purchased...just in case.

Ross Racing
09-23-10, 08:03 PM
I was just told by them that they stopped mounting because of complaints that the wheel had been scratched during the mounting process

HEDP-V
09-24-10, 12:06 AM
Mine came mounted with no scratches. I wanted to purchase for a group buy, but not too many people replied ,so I had to buy it on my own. Also the vender is not an authorized forum vender, and really doesnt follow up on our forum. They mostly deal with imports, tuning and fabricating.

HEDP-V
09-24-10, 12:31 AM
Thanks, much appreciated! Near as you can tell, how much shorter is the spare than the stockers?

the size on the tire is T135/70R 18, so I figure it is an 18 inch rim machined down on the inside and fitted with a spacer. And it looks like its supposed to be OEM Stock.

chopmeat
09-24-10, 01:57 AM
Does the regular CTS have a spare tire kit and does it fit our V's???

GMX322V S/C
09-24-10, 10:50 AM
Does the regular CTS have a spare tire kit and does it fit our V's???Yes and no--it won't clear the calipers. It looks like the custom kit contains a modified version of it.

dry sump
09-24-10, 10:26 PM
http://http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/drysump17/?action=view&current=Sept122010240.jpg

dry sump
09-24-10, 10:27 PM
http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/drysump17/?action=view&current=Sept122010240.jpg

dry sump
09-24-10, 10:29 PM
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dry sump
09-24-10, 10:34 PM
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dry sump
09-24-10, 10:36 PM
<a href="http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/drysump17/?action=view&current=Sept122010240.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/drysump17/Sept122010240.jpg" border="0" alt="2011 ctsv coupe"></a>

Tuna
12-30-10, 10:01 AM
I got my spare tire kit from Eurotek Designs this week also. With the sub-woofer speaker in the spare tire well of the Wagon, the installation is a little different but it all fit and I'm glad to have it. Bought it direct from Eurotek, Phil took care of me.

IBNR
12-31-10, 03:04 AM
It's a brilliant bit of kit, and I'm still a bit put off that it didn't come directly from GM. I received mine in late November and immediately installed (in the trunk; no flats since then). I feel much better having it along for the ride!

neuronbob
12-31-10, 09:33 AM
Has anyone actually had to use the spare yet? I am personally thankful for the peace of mind of having a spare in the trunk. Hopefully GM will see the error of their ways and the next CTS-V will come with one, at least as an option.

Tuna
01-02-11, 03:06 PM
Either that or install a good set of run-flat tires like the V1.

Here's the V Wagon spare tire well as it came from GM:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=71225&d=1293746708

Here's the Eurotek Designs spare tire kit installed:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=71226&d=1293746708

HEDP-V
01-06-11, 02:13 AM
That looks like a perfect fit,where did you put the airpump?

Tuna
01-06-11, 10:11 AM
That looks like a perfect fit,where did you put the airpump?

The spare tire well has it's own cover and above that is the floor of the wagon. I put the air pump between the wagon floor and the spare tire lid along with my cargo tie downs, umbrella, and some other stuff.