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Spare tire replacement?

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The spare tire on my 2000 Insight has a slow leak. I need to pump it up about every week. I have tried to get a replacement tire from two local Honda dealers and a Firestone place, with no luck. The dealer that currently has the car for a battery replacement (more on that later) said they weren't able to order one from Honda and actually called a few junk yards but weren't able to find one. Their only suggestion was that they could get us a full size spare for several hundred dollars which probably wouldn't fit under the cargo area. Firestone tried to order one, but after about a month said they wouldn't be able to get it.

Surely we can't be the only Insight owners who need to replace their spare tire! Any ideas where to get one?
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The spare tire's made by Dunlop I think. I know I've seen people use full size spare tires. It looks iffy, but a full size spare will fit in the rear well.
Look up HAP auto recyclers in California, I know they have a couple of totaled Insight's they're parting out. Let us know though, I think the ones they have were all rear ended so the spare may have been lost in energy absorbtion. Still worth a shot.
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