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There I was on the Bank Holiday Monday evening, nursing a well earned drink with t'missus and minding my own business, when the doorbell rang.  A bloke with a Vectra says he has blown his front tyre and the spare is flat - can I help him.

So I dig out my pump but the tyre isn't seated properly on the rim and the useless pump shoves out so little air at each stroke that it won't pump up.  I fetch a can of what-ever-it-is-that-inflates-a-punctured-tyre and the label says it won't work because the tyre is off the rim.

"Any chance I could borrow the spare from your Omega?  It should fit and I swear on my mother's grave I'll bring it back tomorrow - promise".  He looked me straight in the eye and shook my hand.

It was late on a Bank Holiday and I felt for him.  He looked honest, we talked about how it was nice to do favours to people in need and he waved a jovial goodbye as he drove off.

Yep.  You guessed it.  That's the last I saw of it.

Thieving b*stard!

So, if anyone in the Bristol area has a spare they don't want I will gladly take it off their hands and even offer a small renumeration as long as it's a 205 65 R17 tyre.  Otherwise it's about 30-40 on fleabay by the time I've coughed up the postage.

I'm still bemused about how people can do things like that.  And whether I am just a fool ...
« Last Edit: 30 August 2019, 20:01:53 by Darius »
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #1 on: 30 August 2019, 21:19:34 »

I am in Midsomer Norton, near you, and I have spare Omega wheels, but no 17". For a spare, does size matter?
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #2 on: 31 August 2019, 09:03:52 »

a 205 65 R17 tyre. 

not an omega size surely  :-\

205/45/17 or
205/50/17 =195/65r15 =225/55r16 for similar rolling radius as a spare
my spare is 195/65r15

what size wheels and tyres do you have fitted  :-\
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #3 on: 31 August 2019, 10:44:07 »

Aren't the standard spare wheels always 195/65/15 94V on 7J steel rims?
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #4 on: 31 August 2019, 11:43:36 »

Aren't the standard spare wheels always 195/65/15 94V on 7J steel rims?
that's what I thought
205 wide would be a tight squeeze in saloon
I assume the estate spare can be wider  :-\

"205 65 R17 tyre" would be over 22mm ride height gain 7% speedo error over standard
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #5 on: 31 August 2019, 12:12:24 »

Just checked mine and its 205/55/16 ..Pity you are a fair way away as have a spare "spare" which has a un used Michelin tyre fitted...yours FOC if you cant source elsewhere :y
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #6 on: 31 August 2019, 13:55:24 »

Rob G comes to mind  . . .he used to break omegas . . .but not sure he's still about on here . think he's  or was  . . . . near Southmead area of Bristol   :-\ :-\
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #7 on: 31 August 2019, 15:58:10 »

So a man with a Vectra borrowed Darius's Omega spare wheel (steel presumed) to get him home. He clearly presumed that an Omega spare would fit his Vectra, and presumably it did. My Vectra has horrible 17" wheels, giving me a harsh ride. I have lots of 15" and 16" Omega wheels, some steel, some alloy. Will they fit on my Vectra, or is the offset or something else wrong?
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #8 on: 31 August 2019, 16:48:36 »

While I sympathise with the OP,s story about having his wheel nicked, I think its a bit cheeky to pop up on here and ask for one for free, or as near free as possible. Or is it just me ?
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #9 on: 31 August 2019, 17:05:15 »

Don't encourage stupidity.
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #10 on: 31 August 2019, 17:05:38 »

So a man with a Vectra borrowed Darius's Omega spare wheel (steel presumed) to get him home. He clearly presumed that an Omega spare would fit his Vectra, and presumably it did. My Vectra has horrible 17" wheels, giving me a harsh ride. I have lots of 15" and 16" Omega wheels, some steel, some alloy. Will they fit on my Vectra, or is the offset or something else wrong?
check what you have tyre size Terry
the 195/65/15 steel spares example would be ok
what you got ?

before you give any away  ;D

While I sympathise with the OP,s story about having his wheel nicked, I think its a bit cheeky to pop up on here and ask for one for free, or as near free as possible. Or is it just me ?
I doubt the OP will have any joy with the size he wants anyway even off ebay for 40  :D
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #11 on: 31 August 2019, 17:33:58 »

So a man with a Vectra borrowed Darius's Omega spare wheel (steel presumed) to get him home. He clearly presumed that an Omega spare would fit his Vectra, and presumably it did. My Vectra has horrible 17" wheels, giving me a harsh ride. I have lots of 15" and 16" Omega wheels, some steel, some alloy. Will they fit on my Vectra, or is the offset or something else wrong?
check what you have tyre size Terry
the 195/65/15 steel spares example would be ok
what you got ?

before you give any away  ;D

While I sympathise with the OP,s story about having his wheel nicked, I think its a bit cheeky to pop up on here and ask for one for free, or as near free as possible. Or is it just me ?
I doubt the OP will have any joy with the size he wants anyway even off ebay for 40  :D
That's good news. I have a set of steel wheels with winter tyres on. SWMBO liked them, but she's stopped driving.
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #12 on: 01 September 2019, 09:36:42 »

I have found that most of the Omegas in my local breakers still have the steel spare in the boot - usually because it's not a common size of wheel and tyre.
Many were unused or had only been on a short while as a 'get me home'.
As because of this the last ones I bought (for a car to stand on because I had sold the alloys) were only 15 each.
Must be worth a visit to check...
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #13 on: 01 September 2019, 09:43:07 »

If there are any Omegas in the scrappies......   :-X  :-\
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #14 on: 01 September 2019, 13:32:44 »

Got a pair of steels 205/65/16 sat here, but it's a bit of trip from brisool to hoof'land. :)
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