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most people from previous discussions say they keep it still where it is at present...
a few remove it but then have that fear that they'll need it once it's removed...and just stay with a can of fill... also talk about whether anyone has installed it under the vehicle, but really---no good answer on that...
i'd keep the spare at all costs...
'05 xB TCM
16" Konig Holes (Graphite) w/205/50 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport + Progress Tech rear sway bar + GTSpec front chassis brace + H&R Sport Springs
Fujita F5 short-ram intake
GReddy SP2 exhaust
Koni rear shocks/KYB GR-2 front struts
Watch out for bicyclists and motorcyclists (I'm both)!
I fought with the idea of removing the spare so that I could mount subs in back, but since I just couldn't deal with the thought of being stranded on the road for no other reason than a flat tire, I left the spare tire intact. I then decided that it was either cargo space or subs in a box and the subs in a box won
It is only worth while if the spare is the same diameter as your 18" tires. Even then I would only drive it to the nearest tire shop. Otherwise you are just as good carrying fix-a-flat, and a tire plug kit. Even better if you have a spot you can carry one of those little cigarette lighter compressors.