Spare wheel or full size wheel?

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m112
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Post by m112 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:24 am

Hello,

I have a spare full size 215/55 r18 tyre. Started to think about getting a spare space saver wheel.

I found R16 space saver on ebay but having a spare tyre is not going to be cheaper to by full size rim? I have had a quick look but I can only find alloys.

Could somone please recommend where could I get a steel wheel rim for 215/55 r18 - so I could have a think what option will be cheaper?

Cheers

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Post by MikeGC » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:55 am

Something to beware of, perhaps ?
If you buy a full size spare wheel, don’t forget that you will struggle to store it in the car.
The spare wheel well is designed for the space saver and I suspect that a full size spare will be pretty inconvenient to carry round in the car, taking up valuable space which is already in short supply.
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Post by m112 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:21 pm

Thanks I will buy the space saver, Just need to figure out why sellers sell 125 90 r18 on ebay. I thought 145 are compatible with j11

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Post by MikeGC » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:34 pm

m112 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Thanks I will buy the space saver, Just need to figure out why sellers sell 125 90 r18 on ebay. I thought 145 are compatible with j11
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Ring your local dealer and ask for a price and casually ask for the wheel/tyre size.
Only costs a phone call to get the correct information
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Post by DaveBerlin » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:05 pm

Take a look at this old post, this is one of many you will find under “Search” - Dave 🤨

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