Interesting! Do you think you could post pictures of it in the upper and lower positions from the same angle for a close comparison?
Yup. I'll post more Picts tomorrow.Interesting! Do you think you could post pictures of it in the upper and lower positions from the same angle for a close comparison?
It's not completely wasted space as long as you don't mind having an unfinished area for your stuff. With the spare in a level position and the load floor in the lower position, I was able to get the floor completely level. There is a fairly large gap between the load floor and the rear seats when in the lower position though.I thought I recalled seeing this topic being touched on in one of the interview video's... Where one of the engineers had mentioned that...the space below that load floor was basically due to the size of the larger spare tire.. and them not having anything "on the shelf" to fit better than the current setup. So, the result was that wasted space. I can't recall where I saw that. A little disappointing to leave I as seemingly an afterthought... But I guess if you're going to cut costs/corners somewhere.... That is better than some of the alternatives.
Neat that you were able to fit it though, was it actually level/flat when you squeezed it into the lower setting? Or did you end up with a bulge from the tire?
If only the back seats folded flat... That would make me happy.
They put carpet under seats in cars? Why?Am I right on seeing in the first pic that there is no carpet under the rear seats?
Looking forward to some pics of what you come up with as I am looking for a way transport a bike inside without laying it downThat's awesome - thanks for the pictures. That looks like an extra few inches of room - which might be perfect for me... I'm removing the 60% backrest and installing a custom bike rack there. Maybe that will give enough height to not have to take the rear wheel off.
It doesn't move around. It is held into place by friction and the tight fit.Thanks for the snaps. Is the load floor "locked in" in the lower position or can/does it move around a bit?
It's a full sized spare, so you can't really get it to go in any further.How much work did it take to get the spare tire in all the way? I can't for the life of me get it far down enough that the floor will sit flat.
I am glad to hear that.It will go ALL the way down. It took some work, but once I got everything aligned it works well. It does sit on top of the spare, but is level and a tight fit!