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Just curious....how many of you guys and gals opted for the spare tire (compact) and how many went with the Sealant and Inflator Kit...and why?
 

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I went for the inflate and sealant. Mostly decided this because it's less weight in the car, and because I could pick up the spare tire aftermarket, if I decided to, at a much lower cost.
 

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Mine came with the sealant but replaced it with the spare tire kit. I feel better knowing if I break down in the middle of nowhere with a blow out, I'll still be able to get home.
 

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I bought mine used and picked up the spare tire on my own. It was very simple for me: if anything happens other than a simple / small puncture you will be stranded. If you pick up the spare tire kit, note that it needs to be mounted / balanced and you do not need the extra strap that is mentioned in the thread on this board (the kit itself comes with a strap for holding down a bad tire).
 

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The spare tire has saved me twice from being stranded due to blowouts due to road hazards. I recommend it highly.
 

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Mine also came with the spare, however I do want the air pump! :alchi:
 

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mine came already equipped......my other GM car only has the inflator ....Pontiac Solstice....space and weight the issue with that one
 

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I pulled out the sealant kit and replaced it with the spare tire kit. When you complain about the added cost (mine was about $250) your dealer hopefully will mount and install it for you at no cost.
I know we have Onstar and cellphones. etc but if your tire is cut or punctured in the sidewall I don't think any sealant will help. Anyway, my best reason for the spare tire is that I have always had one and just feel better knowing I have it if I need it.
 

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Just curious....how many of you guys and gals opted for the spare tire (compact) and how many went with the Sealant and Inflator Kit...and why?
FYI
A similar thread in regards to removing the Selant/Inflator and installing a Spare Tire Kit can be found at:
Cadillac Forums: "Spare Tire Kit For 08 Cts"
Hope this may help.
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I have both but I usually carry the inflator since I do most of my driving around town. The spare is in my storage shed, I use it when I go on vacation or a long trip.
 

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My car did not have the spare tire kit. When I purchased, I insisted that it have one or the deal was off. The dealer ordered a kit for me and had it installed a week or so after I took delivery. I kept the inflator kit and use it often to adjust the tire pressure. I just keep it in my garage and use it as needed.
 

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my car did not have the spare tire kit. When i purchased, i insisted that it have one or the deal was off. The dealer ordered a kit for me and had it installed a week or so after i took delivery. I kept the inflator kit and use it often to adjust the tire pressure. I just keep it in my garage (storage shed) and use it as needed.
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Mine came with the car, already mounted, balanced, and aired up, ready to use when needed. would not have nothing else. Inflator kit does real good on a small puncture, but useless on a blowout or any thing you may hit in the road that may damage the tire. Just this did happen to me, and I was lucky that I did have the spare.The inflator kit would not have even come close to fixing it.Just like insurance, "would not leave home without it".
 

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Mine came with the spare tire and I must say it's the coolest spare I've ever seen. 18" black powder coated spare FTW!
 
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