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    My 2012 Optima Ex came with no spare and one of those chemical flat fixing kits. Any one have experience with it and does it work? I contacted my dealer to try to get on spare tire and wheel the small temporary ones and they told me they couldnt get them. I asked about a full size wheel and he said he didnt think it would fit in the wheel well in the trunk. I have looked on line trying to see about getting the small temp kind and couldnt locate any.
    Any ideas? I am in N.J. Thanks

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    That is very odd.. i have a 2012 and i have a donut spare.

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    There is no spare tire kit (yet).

    The chemical kit included with the car will not fix tires with major damage.

    So, some folks here have bought full sized wheels and mounted a tire on it. You can then put it in the spare compartment. You may need to remove the foam blocks to get it to fit right. You'll also need to get a jack and lug wrench.

    I have not done this yet but will probably do so soon.

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    My LX came with a temp spare and Jack.

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    2012 EX, also no spare. That kit seems like bs to me, I need to stop messing around and buy a spare.

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    I put a full size spare in my wheel well, it kind of sort of fits. It sticks up slightly so the mat that lays on top of the well wobbles a little bit (even after removing the foam blocks that hold the donut in place), but not enough for me to take the wheel out. https://www.optimaforums.com/forum/8-...e-warning.html

    I just bought a wheel from another forum member that changed his wheels. Or you could buy a donut spare off of someone who has replaced their spare. Another thing to keep in mind, did you get a jack? Or are you going to have to buy one of those to.
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    IMO I would much rather have the donut. I hit something in the road once and had a major blow out and their high speed kit would not be able to fix that.

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    Fix-a-Flat ruins tires and sometimes can eat the coating of a rim if left in long. This no-spare issue should be filed under BS. There is no excuse to not include a spare tire.

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    my sx has a spare
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    I didn't get a spare; no donut just the kit. I immediately called the dealership who told me Kia didn't release the 2012's with donuts. Afterwards I did a search on the forum bc I didn't believe it but found a confirmation.

    Now u guys saying u got one have me wondering

    *2012 lx btw

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