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    Default Anyone replace spare with full size tire?

    I'm looking for anyone who may have replaced the smaller spare tire (for Honda Pilot 2007 EX) with a full size tire. I just can't seem to find anyone at the local dealership who can answer that question.

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    Yes, most of us have and it fits under there with no problems, even with the OEM hitch there.
    2005 Pilot EX-L Sage Brush Pearl
    -->OEM Running Boards * OEM Crossbars * OEM rear mud guards * OEM Accord EX emblem * full size spare * Nifty CatchAll Mats


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    I have replaced the "doughnut" with a full size tire on mine and it is a perfect fit and like Humanoid said "Even with the OEM hitch".

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    Do you have any pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gara56 View Post
    Do you have any pictures?
    Glenn
    I can get some tomorrow after work and post them for you. Right now we are getting ready to drop our K frame out so when the pilot goes back in the air on our lift I will get a couple of pictures. It's getting work done to it so more pieces than I like are off right now.

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    Tunergirl,
    Thanks. That will help me decide whether or not to replace the spare in my 07 Pilot with a regular size wheel. I had read in a couple of other places that the regular size tire sticks out a little below the bumper. I'll never understand why Honda won't give customers the option of installing a regular size tire. Unfortunately, in most cases, the wheel compartment is not big enough to handle a larger tire with OEM rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gara56 View Post
    Tunergirl,
    Thanks. That will help me decide whether or not to replace the spare in my 07 Pilot with a regular size wheel. I had read in a couple of other places that the regular size tire sticks out a little below the bumper. I'll never understand why Honda won't give customers the option of installing a regular size tire. Unfortunately, in most cases, the wheel compartment is not big enough to handle a larger tire with OEM rim.
    If need be I can get you pick from looking at it from behind and not a side view
    That's what I have under there is an OEM tire and rim:

    http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa22/csmalser/Pilot%20rebuild/pilot003.jpg



    http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/pilot002.jpg
    Last edited by Tunergirl; 01-02-2008 at 03:34 PM.

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    wondering anyone done this with an after market wheel? i haven't looked under the pilot yet to see how this mounts but just wondering if it would fit.

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    Don't think it would make much of a difference, would it?
    2005 Pilot EX-L Sage Brush Pearl
    -->OEM Running Boards * OEM Crossbars * OEM rear mud guards * OEM Accord EX emblem * full size spare * Nifty CatchAll Mats


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    Quote Originally Posted by humanoid View Post
    Don't think it would make much of a difference, would it?
    true.... but i worry about how it mounts. how does it mount? i guess i should be lazy and just go out and look huh?

    does the stock spare come with a TPS in it?
    Last edited by Pilot Guy; 01-01-2010 at 12:28 AM.

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