Full sized spare replacing donut spare


#1

I just bought a 98 Saturn for my daughter. The car came without a spare tire so I picked up a full sized used spare from a local junk yard (185/60R15 on car w. 185/65R15 tires). However it doesn’t fit in the well made for the donut spare tire. My question is what is the best way to secure the spare in the trunk?


#2

Lots of duct tape?

There really is no good way to secure it. And it uses up a lot of trunk space which is limited in any case. My suggestion is that you admit your mistake and get her a normal donut spare like everyone else.


#3

I secure my full sized spare with a strong bungee cord and a rope made for climing. Here is a diagram.