Question....my Pacifica came with a vacuum and no air compressor kit. I pressed the dealer for the compressor and they gave me one out of another vehicle. Besides the emergency fuel funnel, was I supposed to get a scissors jack, lug wrench and tire sealant with the air compressor? Is their sealant TPMS friendly?My Pacifica has the vacuum which is where the spare is normally stowed. So I ordered the OE spare tire kit. You can get it online for 300.00 delivered. My dealer got it for me for 304.00. The tire tucks very nicely into the seat well of the second row of seats. The jack and the vacuum hose extension fit as well. When I need to stow the second row of seats for a long trip I will place the spare in the back along with my other belongings. I wouldn't mind a rear exterior hatch mount for the spare like some SUV's have but we can't have everything.
It seems like nearly everything about the tires/wheels on these vehicles (lug size/pattern, offset, even tire size) matches the prior Pacifica. As long as the spare from one of those will properly clear the brakes, you should be good there. I have no idea whether it actually will clear or not, however.Anyone with an alternative solution than buying the $300 kit? I have a jack and wrench that works (2010 Honda Civic/Lug 19mm). My logic is that some other FCA vehicle should fit the Pacifica. If so, then all I need is to pickup a spare out of a junkyard for one of those vehicles? I am just looking for something to through in the back or on the roof if I am on a long road trip.
The Pacifica's spare is fairly unique in that it is deflated to fit in a compact space. But if you don't care where you put it, I would think you could find a normal doughnut or even a full-size wheel from a junk yard that would fit.Anyone with an alternative solution than buying the $300 kit?
Yeah, I was surprised also when my spare didn't come with the compressor after seeing those pics everywhere. I bought the spare before the Pacifica was delivered so I didn't realize it came with the van either at the time.I can see why someone might think it comes with the air compressor because there's one or two vendors that keep posting this picture showing a compressor with the spare tire kit...
You can get the vacuum and put a spare tire in a Stow-n-Go well for about $300. Best of both worlds.I have on order Limited and included the vacuum delete option. A flat tire stopping you from getting to a service station is a bigger deal (too me) than having a built-in vacuum.
That would be an incorrect assumption.So there are no mechanic types here who have explored the parts and work that would be required to convert from the vac to the spare in the intended spot?
In the end, that's why I bought a specific Pacifica inflatable tire on ebay. ($170 USD) I think it was a salvage. The pictures of 17" wheels show a scary minimal degree of clearance....as long as the spare from one of those will properly clear the brakes...