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I am looking at getting a full size tire and rim. What do you recommend? I have an EX. It doesn't have to be anything expensive, just something to get back on the road. Also does a jack from a civic or one of the other models work with the Insight?
 

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Everything I've read and see says that the wheels should be the same as the 2018 Civic (and the 2017 Civic that I have - the tires are the same size). However, that's for a full size wheel. Here's a link for a thread for a compact spare (which will fit in the Insight trunk) - there's also parts info for the jack - and I think it is the same as a Civic jack.

https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/161-tires-wheels-suspension/314-compact-spare-tire.html
 

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I am wanting to get a full size spare tire. The Touring trim Insight has 17 inch wheels and I'm highly considering getting a wheel and tire off a 10th gen (17-18) Civic Touring from a salvage yard and throw that under the trunk when I go on longer trips. I've also looked at buying just a generic 17inch rim with a tire from Tire Rack... Cost about $200. Hope I never need to use it but it sure would be handy to have! Anyone have any idea as to how big the well is in the trunk? That will determine whether or not that I can get a full size spare vs. a compact spare.
 

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I am wanting to get a full size spare tire. The Touring trim Insight has 17 inch wheels and I'm highly considering getting a wheel and tire off a 10th gen (17-18) Civic Touring from a salvage yard and throw that under the trunk when I go on longer trips. I've also looked at buying just a generic 17inch rim with a tire from Tire Rack... Cost about $200. Hope I never need to use it but it sure would be handy to have! Anyone have any idea as to how big the well is in the trunk? That will determine whether or not that I can get a full size spare vs. a compact spare.
I have a 2016 Civic compact spare, jack, tool kit and foam holder. It fits the Insight perfectly. I doubt the tools and jack would fir the well with a full-size tire.

I got the compact spare, jack, toolkit and holder from a local wrecking yard for $120. The spare had never been on the ground - everything looked new.

I test fit the spare when I got it and it is perfect. Part numbers are the same as the Insight's temporary spare as well.

Pics forthcoming.
 

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I have a 2016 Civic compact spare, jack, tool kit and foam holder. It fits the Insight perfectly. I doubt the tools and jack would fir the well with a full-size tire.

I got the compact spare, jack, toolkit and holder from a local wrecking yard for $120. The spare had never been on the ground - everything looked new.

I test fit the spare when I got it and it is perfect. Part numbers are the same as the Insight's temporary spare as well.

Pics forthcoming.
Thank you for that info! Either way I go (full size or compact) I will be getting a spare tire. I'd really, really, REALLY like to have a full-size spare. Reason being, this vehicle is primarily my daily driver but also will be used to make many long distance (9-10 hour) trips and I would feel so much more comfortable knowing that I could get back on my way at normal speed with a full size spare. I'll have to wait and see what I can find. I'll keep you posted.

Time to share something I learned! Discount Tire has a warranty program. For $92 bucks I was able to purchase a warranty on the tires that came on my Insight. Should anything happen to them in the next 3 years or 70,000 miles, Discount Tire will either repair or replace the damaged tire(s) at no cost. They will also rotate and balance the tires for no additional cost during that time. I do not work for Discount Tire and am not getting paid by them, but that's pretty good piece of mind to have for what I consider a fair price. When I was talking with the associate on the phone at the location nearest my home (I didn't even take my car to them to purchase this warranty... Told them the year, make, model, and trim of my new vehicle along with the mileage and boom, done!) he stated that they rarely carry the Continental tires that are stock on the Insight Touring but should a tire need replaced, they would replace it with a Pirelli branded all season that they routinely have in stock at multiple locations. Not sure if you are able to choose what brand of tire you replaced it with but either way, it's better than having to pay out of pocket for the entire thing. The more you know! :smile:
 

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Thank you for that info! Either way I go (full size or compact) I will be getting a spare tire. I'd really, really, REALLY like to have a full-size spare. Reason being, this vehicle is primarily my daily driver but also will be used to make many long distance (9-10 hour) trips and I would feel so much more comfortable knowing that I could get back on my way at normal speed with a full size spare. I'll have to wait and see what I can find. I'll keep you posted.

Time to share something I learned! Discount Tire has a warranty program. For $92 bucks I was able to purchase a warranty on the tires that came on my Insight. Should anything happen to them in the next 3 years or 70,000 miles, Discount Tire will either repair or replace the damaged tire(s) at no cost. They will also rotate and balance the tires for no additional cost during that time. I do not work for Discount Tire and am not getting paid by them, but that's pretty good piece of mind to have for what I consider a fair price. When I was talking with the associate on the phone at the location nearest my home (I didn't even take my car to them to purchase this warranty... Told them the year, make, model, and trim of my new vehicle along with the mileage and boom, done!) he stated that they rarely carry the Continental tires that are stock on the Insight Touring but should a tire need replaced, they would replace it with a Pirelli branded all season that they routinely have in stock at multiple locations. Not sure if you are able to choose what brand of tire you replaced it with but either way, it's better than having to pay out of pocket for the entire thing. The more you know! :smile:
Interesting about the tire warranty. Just curious - is the replacement at no cost, or is it pro-rated? I have an EX with Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires. I would think the touring would have come with them as well. Are the Continental tires LRR tires as well? If so, are the Pirellis? I'm not as concerned with having a compact over a full-size spare. Most places stock the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires.
 

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Interesting about the tire warranty. Just curious - is the replacement at no cost, or is it pro-rated? I have an EX with Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires. I would think the touring would have come with them as well. Are the Continental tires LRR tires as well? If so, are the Pirellis? I'm not as concerned with having a compact over a full-size spare. Most places stock the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires.
Like Mr. Natural noted, the Touring comes with the Continental ProContact TX tires. To the best of my knowledge the Touring tires are not LRR. So far, they seem like decent tires and neither are the Pirellis. Me personally, I am not so overly concerned about LRR tires as we do get a lot of adverse weather here in Oklahoma and I have a significantly lengthy commute to work daily.... safety and confidence to me greatly outweigh the efficiency of the tires themselves.

As for the tire warranty, they replace at no cost! Not pro-rated. If they can't repair it, they replace it on their dime!
 

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the doughnut spare tire accessory is available for all trims except touring through dealers
All of my research shows the same wheel (42700-TBA-A52) and donut tire (42751-KEN-006) for all three trims including the Touring. I’ve got them from a Civic and had it on the Touring when rotating tires. It’s a slightly smaller circumference, but if you drive with it at <50 mph as stated in the manual you should be fine. Remember it’s only designed with a lifetime of 50-70 miles. All the other front wheel drive cars I’ve had instructed me to only use the donut on the rear wheels, but I couldn’t find any mention of that in the Inight manual.
 

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I just bought 2019 Honda Insight Touring - need specs on standard 17" wheel to help me locate a spare or full size spare.
I full size spare will not fit in the Insight spare well area - only a compact spare will fit. If you can find a 2016-2018 Civic spare, tool and foam holder setup, you'll be good-to-go for, like <$150. Check with a local wrecking yard. If you wait for Honda's Insight-specific setup, it's going to be quite spendy.
 

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All the parts are the same for all trims. The exception is that the touring has a different stick that goes on the drivers side door about tire pressure. I have had my touring kit on order for about 4 months now.
 

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All the parts are the same for all trims. The exception is that the touring has a different stick that goes on the drivers side door about tire pressure. I have had my touring kit on order for about 4 months now.
where did your order your touring kit from?
 

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