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What does a being a truck have to do with anything if you're only driving it on the street? That's why I asked what his usage is of the truck. Do you know how many people own a pickup but never actually drive it off road? I won't be buying the spare because my usage won't need it. If I get a flat, I'm calling AAA.

Now if I was doing a lot of off-road driving, AAA obviously wouldn't be very useful and a spare is a no brainer.
My honest guess here is you have never owned a truck before. Otherwise what would you ask that question?

it’s ok though, lots of Lessons to learn at every turn.
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My honest guess here is you have never owned a truck before. Otherwise what would you ask that question?

it’s ok though, lots of Lessons to learn at every turn.
have a great day
Haha pretty funny. Yes I currently own and have owned trucks. And guess what? Never used the spare tires that came with them. And I’ll repeat it again, if you’re only using a truck on roads just the same as a car, what difference does a need for spare tire have between the two? Nothing.
 

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Seems to be a lot of blaming rivian here for something OP didn’t order. Info on the spare is on their public site. You can select it in the configurator. It boggles my mind people spend this much money and don’t take a minute to understand their config options.
 

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They refuse to tell me what sort of wheel they recommend!
Did they tell you what wheels would fit? Are the Rivian wheels standard setup where one can buy any wheel of same size and bolt pattern?

I can see them not recommending a particular wheel mfg but I would expect them to give you the dimensions to buy one.

Small pickups do come with spares so Rivian should be including it.
 

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I guess Sandy also has no clue about trucks according to some in this thread? Lol
Oh well, I guess if Sandy thinks that a spare tire is just using up storage space he must be right.
‘’next he will tell you to jump off a bridge and you would be fighting sciencegeek to be first in line. lol.

Buy a truck…. Get a spare. Save yourselves
 

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In speaking with my guide today, my truck wont have the spare delivered with it on the 27th. For me this is NO GOOD, as I drive 135miles daily roundtrip and I always carry a spare! AAA is garbage and I have no time to waste waiting on some idiot.

If the spare that I paid for is really weeks or months away I will be looking into an alternative solution.

Our Rivian wheels are spec'd like this:
20" Wheels Specs:

Weight: 88 lbs (with the AT's tires mounted)
Size: 20x8.5,
Offset: +48mm
Bolt pattern: 5 x 5.5
Construction: 20" wheels are forged. 21" and 22" wheels are all cast.

Dodge 02' - 09' 1500 RAM uses a 20" steel as a spare with the same bolt pattern! I just need to test fit the offset, and centerbore for fit.
 

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In speaking with my guide today, my truck wont have the spare delivered with it on the 27th. For me this is NO GOOD, as I drive 135miles daily roundtrip and I always carry a spare! AAA is garbage and I have no time to waste waiting on some idiot.

If the spare that I paid for is really weeks or months away I will be looking into an alternative solution.

Our Rivian wheels are spec'd like this:
20" Wheels Specs:

Weight: 88 lbs (with the AT's tires mounted)
Size: 20x8.5,
Offset: +48mm
Bolt pattern: 5 x 5.5
Construction: 20" wheels are forged. 21" and 22" wheels are all cast.

Dodge 02' - 09' 1500 RAM uses a 20" steel as a spare with the same bolt pattern! I just need to test fit the offset, and centerbore for fit.
I hear brother.
hey maybe you get a spare from sciencegeek.?
 

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I guess you can carry a can of fix-a-flat and some plugs, and use Roadside in the interim! You have the air compressor, so if it's a puncture, you could try plugging.
My spare wasn't cheap, $800 smackers, but worth every penny for the peace of mind when out in the backcountry
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Seems to be a lot of blaming rivian here for something OP didn’t order. Info on the spare is on their public site. You can select it in the configurator. It boggles my mind people spend this much money and don’t take a minute to understand their config options.
A couple of thoughts in summary to above. I also forgot to order a spare and am conflicted on whether to get one. I go off-road all the time, but am only 20 minutes from a recovery vehicle if needed. I have cycled 1000’s of miles on slimed mountain and gravel tires without an issue. That being said I ripped the sidewall out on my bushhog in the first 5 hours I owned it and it was game over. Slime shot out on every bump and I was dead until I bought a spare. The truck comes with a version of Slime which works on anything but those sidewall cuts. I’m going to run without, because my downside is low. If I go to Big Bend in the spring, I’ll be getting one!
 

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I felt dumb when I discovered my truck didn't come with a spare. There's a well for storing it, but no spare.

Since I have to buy one, any thoughts on which wheel I should get? Rivian won't sell me one. I just bought a matching Pirelli tire, but would love a suggestion as to a cheap wheel that would do the job.

The fact that Rivian doesn't make this easy is disappointing. They refuse to tell me what sort of wheel they recommend!

Thanks.
In my reading, a number of owners based on use (odds of a flat) are preferring and fix kit and using the tire well as additional storage space.
 

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Do you plan to go off roading often? Just curious because most EVs don’t come with a spare traditionally. Not only have I never needed a spare in the last 4 EVs I’ve owned in the past 8 years, I’ve only ever had to mount a spare tire once in driving for 25 years. I am not ordering mine with a spare.
We are huge longtime fans of fixaflat
Our Kona ev suffered a flat in the beltway while We were fancy suited for a friend’s wedding to which we were already late
I stripped into my jeans and t shirt, wife and I scrambled to install spare then discovered they instead supply a mini compressor and in line canister of high grade Dunlop solution -
Got us to next exit where we bought a large fixaflat
Faster than changing a wheel and far less work
We’re going to see about one of these in line kits for the T.
We’re keeping the wheel well available for its function as a cooler and later the supplemental battery that fits there.
Way too much usable space for things other than a doomsday spare we’re likely never to need.
Ok naysayers what if it’s a sidewall…..
THAT is an ever rarer case.
We made it to the affair in time to meet, greet, and eat, as well as the cigar and cordial bar, and gourmet creamery truck .
 

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A couple of thoughts in summary to above. I also forgot to order a spare and am conflicted on whether to get one. I go off-road all the time, but am only 20 minutes from a recovery vehicle if needed. I have cycled 1000’s of miles on slimed mountain and gravel tires without an issue. That being said I ripped the sidewall out on my bushhog in the first 5 hours I owned it and it was game over. Slime shot out on every bump and I was dead until I bought a spare. The truck comes with a version of Slime which works on anything but those sidewall cuts. I’m going to run without, because my downside is low. If I go to Big Bend in the spring, I’ll be getting one!
Our delivery guy said aftermarket spares are available from Rivian - and if you opt out of the spare you get a nifty ( though not that usable for bicycle tools) storage organizer
 

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I felt dumb when I discovered my truck didn't come with a spare. There's a well for storing it, but no spare.

Since I have to buy one, any thoughts on which wheel I should get? Rivian won't sell me one. I just bought a matching Pirelli tire, but would love a suggestion as to a cheap wheel that would do the job.

The fact that Rivian doesn't make this easy is disappointing. They refuse to tell me what sort of wheel they recommend!

Thanks.
Don't feel too dumb. I've driven trucks my whole life, and not just on the pavement. My trucks get nearly as much off road use as on road use. I was surprised as well when my truck was delivered without a spare. My guide never mentioned it, and frankly I don't remember seeing it as an option when I configured the truck. When the truck was delivered, I said to the delivery team something to the effect of "where the hell's my spare?", and one of them told me that on nearly every delivery they make they get asked the same question.
 
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