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Hi all, I'm thinking of carrying a spare wheel on my Seight which I havent done before, I thought a space saver might be a good idea due to size weight etc, only thing is I'm not sure which donor car wheel would fit, pleanty of them on e bay but which one?

Anyone point me in the right direction?

Cheers

Dave

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Thrustyjust

Its not just a spare wheel though , its a wheel brace and a scissor jack too. So, thats a lot of space taken up. Hopefully the car has the bolt bar on the back of the rear end , to bolt it in place and also the spare wheel carrier ? A pot of foam and some motorbike 'sardines' is what I currently carry and a breakdown card. 

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4 minutes ago, Thrustyjust said:

Its not just a spare wheel though , its a wheel brace and a scissor jack too. So, thats a lot of space taken up. Hopefully the car has the bolt bar on the back of the rear end , to bolt it in place and also the spare wheel carrier ? A pot of foam and some motorbike 'sardines' is what I currently carry and a breakdown card. 

Agreed, I currently carry tyreweld and a small jack as a "just in case" but thought a space saver might be an option, just thinking out loud really. Thanks though.

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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

Ford Ka spare is what I’ve got. If you look on eBay, you can pick up old Porsche aluminium jacks for not too much, if you’re concerned,

I didn’t bother with a jack at all for the first year or so of having the spare. I just figured at least the AA guy/recovery guy would actually have a wheel to fit, rather than having to put me on a low loader due to an unrepairable flat.

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6 minutes ago, Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary said:

Ford Ka spare is what I’ve got. If you look on eBay, you can pick up old Porsche aluminium jacks for not too much, if you’re concerned,

I didn’t bother with a jack at all for the first year or so of having the spare. I just figured at least the AA guy/recovery guy would actually have a wheel to fit, rather than having to put me on a low loader due to an unrepairable flat.

Probably the same as a Focus space saver Dave ?

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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

It could be, I’d guess all small and medium Fords with four stud wheels potentially use the same space saver? (Presuming Mondeo’s and upwards are five stud?)

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BigSkyBrad

I’m about to ditch my full size spare and go to a space saver type as one of my winter projects, so had a good look into it. To keep the same (or nearest to) rolling circumference/tyre height, you’ll need…

195/50-15    Ford Ka space saver rim, with original 135/80-14 space saver tyre

205/50-15    Ford Ka space saver rim, but replace tyre with a 145/80-14 standard tyre

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Just be careful when fitting a space saver that the wheel studs dont end up too long and screw through the bracket behind the tub and through the petrol tank too. There's not much of a gap .

Had my spare fitted by a tyre centre and only found this out a month later when i filled my tank over half full! 

I subsequently welded a plate to the bar behind the nuts so i can't happen again.

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Vogalogue

Is a smaller steel space save much lighter than a full sized alloy?

 

I'm note sure my OCD could cope with the miss match.. Unless there are easily obtainable covers for them?

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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

It looks much neater on the car, full size spares look oddly miss-proportioned on the back of the car. The standard Westfield vinyl cover fits fine.

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Thanks as always everyone, I'm always suprised by the quality of the answers you get on here to the most random of questions :-) I know what to look for now.

Cheers

Dave

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