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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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Hi flymuck: don't be confused...... first, SPARE tire means the temporary, small tire that is stored in the bottom of the cargo hatch. This tire size is 115/70R14. The spare wheel, or rim, is yellow in color and is a beautiful piece of casting/machining. Very high quality. Is THAT the one you purchased from Majestic Honda?

If you mean an additional wheel and tire (normal size) the wheel size is 5 1/2 by 14, and the tire size 165/65R14. If you want the highest fuel economy, be SURE to get the original, Bridgestone Potenza RE 92. They can be found for about $52 each, if you search. They have a hard rubber compound and low rolling resistance rating.
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