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If they keep the current design (with the underbed storage cubby compartment) then it doesn't look like a full spare tire compartment is in the plans. I just came across this image today, hadn't seen it before.

Tesla-Cybertruck-Electric-Pickup-Truck-In-Bed-Trunk-Cubby-Hole-Storage.jpg

Understood.. but brainstorm (lol) not really.. Here's an idea to have Full Spare and Storage.. see image..
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Then it would be nice to have dual function tailgate..

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I like the idea until I have a flat with a load in the bed. It is frustrating in my SUV to get the stuff out of the back to get the spare out, would be worse with a full load in the vault. Having said that this is the best option I have seen so far as I will not be loading the vault up with heavy stuff and leaving it there all the time. The storage space will have all my fire resistant clothing and other work gear in it. I will use the frunk for storing the small things that normally get thrown in the bed of a truck to run across town like sports gear or groceries. The bed will be loaded with camping gear, wood or other short term storage needs.
 

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It's too bad the skateboard chassis eliminates the undercarriage as a mounting place for a full size spare. I've always thought that was an efficient place to put the spare on a pickup.
 

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I don't see the skateboard as completely eliminating space for a spare underneath. Have you seen CYBRTRK next to a Model 3? There's lots of room for batteries, and still plenty leftover for a spare.
I did see something about it's completely smooth underneath for "laminar air flow"- not to mention ground clearance- but that could mean you simply unhook a panel and the spare is clean and dry in it's own compartment.
Pretty sure most if not all states do not require a spare. At least two manufacturers today simply toss in a can of Fix-A-Flat on their lowest price cars.
 

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If they keep the current design (with the underbed storage cubby compartment) then it doesn't look like a full spare tire compartment is in the plans. I just came across this image today, hadn't seen it before.

Tesla-Cybertruck-Electric-Pickup-Truck-In-Bed-Trunk-Cubby-Hole-Storage.jpg
This is an easy modification. By doing a little mod and fab with an "off the shelf" spare tire vertical mounting bracket I hope to install inside the bed along one of the sidewalls, as far forward as possible with the tire touching against the cab with the bottom bolt thru the floor and the top bolt anchored via the Ltrack strip on the top edge of the bed with a "U" shaped stand-off if necessary. (Retired Aircraft Structural Mechanic 21 years USCG)

If the wheel will fit one of these "universal" off the shelf brackets, easy peasy, and you guessed it, the bracket popped up on amazon and the anchor on US CARGO CONTROL website below.

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B017MJCUH2/ezvid02-20


https://www.uscargocontrol.com/L-Track-Double-Lug-Threaded-Stud-Fitting


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It's too bad the skateboard chassis eliminates the undercarriage as a mounting place for a full size spare. I've always thought that was an efficient place to put the spare on a pickup.
I’m so glad it won’t be on the undercarriage!!!! As someone who lives in the Rustbelt, that setup sucks. The cheap little cable rusts into place in nothing flat. I’ve been burned twice already with flat tires and unable to free up the spare.
 

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Pickup trucks today are very front-heavy, with engine and passengers towards the front., Rear-Wheel-Drive pickups quickly get squirrely in slippery conditions unless the bed is loaded. I looked around and did not see a lot of discussion about exactly why this is. I suppose it's to leave more capacity for loading the bed, but could just as easily be that it's simply a poor design decision that has persevered for decades.

Do you suppose Tesla will keep the status quo on the front-to-back weight distribution?
I figure if there is a good reason that pickups are front-heavy, they will stay with that, and batteries will be placed mostly towards the front, leaving space for an undercarriage compartment holding a spare tire.
If Tesla goes for something resembling a 50-50 front to back weight distribution, the spare can't be there.

Cybertrucks will be delivered in RWD configuration.
How much longer will the cybertruck's battery pack be, compared to a model S?
 
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When towing a trailer, we recommend that you carry a full-size spare wheel and tire for both your vehicle and trailer. If you use the compact spare tire that came with your vehicle, it could adversely affect vehicle handling.


If you take a lot of road trips, routinely drive in places with long distances between service stations, or travel a lot on rougher roads, you need a spare tire. Getting a flat in rural areas means you could be a hundred miles or more to the nearest repair shop. If it’s after business hours, you could be looking at being marooned for hours, paying for a hotel for a night (or more if it’s a weekend), leaving a vehicle loaded with gear or belongings on the side of the road, and paying a hefty towing fee over a long stretch of highway.

Get a spare tire if you travel with small kids, especially if you're taking occasional road trips. Getting stranded with a flat and no spare can mean several hours of waiting for a tow, even in an urban area. This is sure to be stressful for parents and possibly unsafe for tots, especially if it’s a really hot or frigid day.


If you have medical needs that need daily attention, better have a spare.
 

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Those of you who own Teslas know that they do not come with spares as is the case with many modern cars. I'm pretty much in sympathy with #13. If I go on a long road trip or venture out into the country side I carry a spare. Around town I do not.
 

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When towing a trailer, we recommend that you carry a full-size spare wheel and tire for both your vehicle and trailer. If you use the compact spare tire that came with your vehicle, it could adversely affect vehicle handling.


If you take a lot of road trips, routinely drive in places with long distances between service stations, or travel a lot on rougher roads, you need a spare tire. Getting a flat in rural areas means you could be a hundred miles or more to the nearest repair shop. If it’s after business hours, you could be looking at being marooned for hours, paying for a hotel for a night (or more if it’s a weekend), leaving a vehicle loaded with gear or belongings on the side of the road, and paying a hefty towing fee over a long stretch of highway.

Get a spare tire if you travel with small kids, especially if you're taking occasional road trips. Getting stranded with a flat and no spare can mean several hours of waiting for a tow, even in an urban area. This is sure to be stressful for parents and possibly unsafe for tots, especially if it’s a really hot or frigid day.


If you have medical needs that need daily attention, better have a spare.
Well stated on all points. Only a fool would venture out into the wild without proper protection and it's always good to have a "Plan B" instead of depending on "someone else" to come in and save the day.
 
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