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I am embarrassed to have persuaded my sister to buy a steel spare wheel for her Mokka, only to discover it will not fit in the hole in the boot floor. Hole has plenty of depth, but not diameter. Are space saver wheels smaller diameter?
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Yes...usually 15 or 16.
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I am embarrassed to have persuaded my sister to buy a steel spare wheel for her Mokka, only to discover it will not fit in the hole in the boot floor. Hole has plenty of depth, but not diameter. Are space saver wheels smaller diameter?
Generally not, as with most cars that would upset the ABS/Stability. Not to mention one corner being dangerously lower than the other 3.

The wheel itself might be smaller diameter, but would have a higher profile tyre to make rolling diameter approximately equal.
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I am embarrassed to have persuaded my sister to buy a steel spare wheel for her Mokka, only to discover it will not fit in the hole in the boot floor. Hole has plenty of depth, but not diameter. Are space saver wheels smaller diameter?
Generally not, as with most cars that would upset the ABS/Stability. Not to mention one corner being dangerously lower than the other 3.

The wheel itself might be smaller diameter, but would have a higher profile tyre to make rolling diameter approximately equal.
The space savers on Vauxhalls are all 16 as far as I know. They fit into the spare wheel well where a full size wont. So they must have a smaller rolling diameter. Ive used mine on the astra and they are fine to get you to a repair shop, not dangerously lower at all.
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From the manual:
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Learn something new every day :y

Its a stupid, wanky idea though.
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Learn something new every day :y

Its a stupid, wanky idea though.

No, not a bad idea really.  Not only for space saving reasons, but I'm sure people get the full sized tyre fixed quicker to avoid going round on the space saver for too long.  ;)

Before the days of space savers, I wonder how many people had a punctured tyre in the boot that they hadn't got round to fixing.  ::)
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The wife had to drive home from Sheffield in the dark after the AA man put her space saver on the Captur. The fickin thing was lit up like a Christmas tree. ABS, TPMS, TC, ABS and every other acronym were going mental.  ;D
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I am embarrassed to have persuaded my sister to buy a steel spare wheel for her Mokka, only to discover it will not fit in the hole in the boot floor. Hole has plenty of depth, but not diameter. Are space saver wheels smaller diameter?

Get her to place it on the boot lid like the old Rover 2000/2200/3500. :)

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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #10 on: 13 January 2018, 17:21:43 »

I am embarrassed to have persuaded my sister to buy a steel spare wheel for her Mokka, only to discover it will not fit in the hole in the boot floor. Hole has plenty of depth, but not diameter. Are space saver wheels smaller diameter?

Get her to place it on the boot lid like the old Rover 2000/2200/3500. :)


Or on the bonnet like a Landy
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #11 on: 13 January 2018, 17:50:04 »

I am embarrassed to have persuaded my sister to buy a steel spare wheel for her Mokka, only to discover it will not fit in the hole in the boot floor. Hole has plenty of depth, but not diameter. Are space saver wheels smaller diameter?

Get her to place it on the boot lid like the old Rover 2000/2200/3500. :)


Or on the bonnet like a Landy

Yep.......so problem now solved. :)

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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #12 on: 13 January 2018, 18:09:13 »

On an expat forum recently there was a long thread about a fellow driving from uk to malaga and back via various stop offs. His car did not have a spare wheel as standard. I read somewhere bmw decided the aveage puncture occurred every 93 k miles. He bought a fullsize spare and had two punctures in 4000 miles.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #13 on: 13 January 2018, 19:49:06 »

Spare wheel in the XJ6 I used to have was a space saver.A full size spare would fit in but raised the boot floor height to do so.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #14 on: 13 January 2018, 19:53:11 »

Spare wheel in the XJ6 I used to have was a space saver.A full size spare would fit in but raised the boot floor height to do so.
I reckon my XJ would take a full size front spare, rear might be a bit too much of a squeeze.
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