Toy Spare or sealant kit

mazda
miata

#1

Should I put a toy spare in the trunk of my Miata, or use the OEM sealant kit? Tires are low profile, aluminum rims.


#2

Get a doughtnut spare.

With the low profile tires, if you get rim damage or if the sidewall of the tire is damaged a Fix-A-Flat won’t work.

Tester


#3

It might depend on where you are driving it. How far from tire stores (that have that size), and suppliers that have replacement wheels, will you be?


#4

The biggest question would be, can you find a doughnut spare tire that will fit in the trunk AND clear the brake calipers?


#5

Carry the correct size spare or call a tow truck…


#6

What size came with the Miata? Use that.


#7

I assume you have an NC or 3rd generation Miata, 2006 on, since that’s when Mazda did away with the spare. The donut from a 3rd generation RX-7 will fit the NC hub. See the thread here. Scroll down to the last post.

http://www.delval.org/webwiz/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=437

Also, there are a number of posts on the forum at www.miata.net discusing other donuts that will fit. Apparently, the donut from the RX-8 and Mazda 3 will also fit. Take a look here.

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=355747&highlight=NC+donut+spare+tire