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Chrysler Crossfire, Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6, Coupe, Convertible
Nov 01, 2009 (12:24 pm)
I bought a used (2005) Crossfire, but it has no spare tire. What does one do here? Are there small (temporary) spare tires available like other cars? Thanks. Ron
#1509 of 1538 Re: Spare Tire [ronlaw777]
Nov 01, 2009 (12:52 pm)
Good Afternoon Ronlaw777,
To the best of my knowledge none of the Crossfires have spare tires. I am going to speculate that they don't as the front tires are 18 inch and the back are 19 inch and if there were room for a spare tire, one would technically need two of the different sizes.
I believe I read in this forum that they are run flats (do I have that worded correctly? or is that flat runs?). I can't verify this but I am sure one of the forum contributors will clarify. Additionally, beneath the carpeted area in the trunk you should find a couple of cavities that contain a canister/applicator that is for use when you get a flat. Exactly what the canister contains is beyond me. Having said that, I am curious if tires that are filled with nitrogen can accept the contents of the canister? Perhaps someone can clarify this.
Something of note: My tires are filled with nitrogen and they came with a warranty. This summer I ran over a screw and took it to the dealership immediately. They repaired the tire and the fee was covered under the nitrogen warranty - a lovely surprise. (footnote- you have to take your car to the dealership where you purchased the nitrogen warranty or it will not be covered).
I hope this information is helpful,
#1510 of 1538 Re: Spare Tire [tooshay]
Nov 01, 2009 (5:07 pm)
They do not come with Run-Flats.
#1511 of 1538 Re: Spare Tire [zq8]
Nov 06, 2009 (2:39 pm)
I have not been able to find run-flats in the sizes the Crossfire requires. There is a doughnut type temporary spare on the Mercedes counterpart but have never been able to confirm it could be used on the Crossfire. The only answer to a flat I have found is the pump/gunk Chrysler provides with a cell phone and AAA as back-up.
Nov 06, 2009 (3:11 pm)
I have my awesome crossfire I LOOOOOOOOOVe it , "Bad Idea" except for the cup holder.
The pluses about the car are so many that it would take too long to list.
Nov 10, 2009 (10:08 am)
im trying to do an oil change and I bought an oil extractor but no hose will fit into where the oil filter goes in. Any help or suggestions?
#1515 of 1538 Re: oil extractor [vprosser]
Nov 11, 2009 (5:42 pm)
It is to be put in the dipstick tube. I would NOT do it that way if I were you. Just drain it, I do on mine. EASY.
#1516 of 1538 Re: oil extractor [zq8]
Nov 13, 2009 (12:30 pm)
Why not? I know several Crossfire owners (including myself) that use
the oil extractors. I know the big debate is that the extractors really don't
remove all the gunk on the bottom of the pan, etc. But since I learned that
all the Mercedes dealers are using the extractor, I figure that's O.K. with me.
#1517 of 1538 Re: oil extractor [riddlebox]
Nov 14, 2009 (8:26 pm)
Will not get it all out. Not for me.