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Author Topic: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?  (Read 691 times)

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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #30 on: 03 September 2019, 11:04:27 »

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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Thanks.  I have sent you a message.  Any chance I could pop over today and see if one fits? I am not looking to scrounge it and am happy to buy it! 

I am sorry about my typo of 17 - the spare, like the road wheels, is R16.  I put it down to old age, approaching senility and general decrepitude.

It is no wonder Mrs Google was of little help is telling me what to buy off eBay as there seem to be so many variants.  I half remember reading what was on the spare as 205 65 R16 and some post here say that later saloons were fitted with 205 65 R16 as spares, while other posts say it won't fit in the well and I am better to go for 195 65 R15.

I doubt I will ever need to mount the thing but, if I do, I would like to know I wasn't damaging the car because it was the wrong rolling radius, so working the diff rather hard if on the back; or the wrong offset, which might stress things or mess up the steering geometry if on the front, or even crunch into the bodywork.

I'll send my phone number.

Thanks
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #31 on: 03 September 2019, 13:19:18 »

Terry came up trumps and I now have a 205 65 R16 steel spare which fits nicely in the spare wheel well of my 2001 saloon.

Reading the thread convinces me that selecting a spare for a car when you don't know the size makes rocket science look easy!

Thanks to all who replied.
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #32 on: 03 September 2019, 18:05:02 »

do you mean 205/55 r16 or 205/65 r15  ???

because 205 65 R16 is a bigger radius ::)
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #33 on: 03 September 2019, 19:11:33 »

do you mean 205/55 r16 or 205/65 r15  ???

because 205 65 R16 is a bigger radius ::)
You're asking someone who gave their spare to a random stranger with a completely different car simply because they had the gall to ask :-X
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #34 on: 04 September 2019, 09:49:29 »

do you mean 205/55 r16 or 205/65 r15  ???

because 205 65 R16 is a bigger radius ::)
205 65 R16

There's not that much difference.  The normal 225 55 R16 has a sidewall height of 225 x 0.55 = 123.75 mm.  The spare 205 65 R16 has a sidewall height of 205 x 0.65 = 133.25 mm.  It's a few mm more than the difference between a new and a worn tyre. 195 65 R16 would be better as it has a sidewall height of 126.75mm and gives 10mm more space in the boot and the wheel well. 

But beggars can't be choosers - I asked for a quote from one of those "we'll get quotes from scrapyards for you" websites and I received no quotes.
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #35 on: 04 September 2019, 09:55:20 »

do you mean 205/55 r16 or 205/65 r15  ???

because 205 65 R16 is a bigger radius ::)
You're asking someone who gave their spare to a random stranger with a completely different car simply because they had the gall to ask :-X
It's called being a good Samaritan to someone in need.

It was 8pm on a Bank Holiday Monday evening and he was miles from home.

I am sure that had your wife got a puncture at 8pm on a Bank Holiday Monday evening when she was miles from home and I had refused to help her, you would be incandescent with rage.

I treat others the way I would like to be treated by them.  Sometimes, but not often, it goes wrong. 
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Re: Anyone near Bristol have a spare wheel and tyre for a 2.2 DTI?
« Reply #36 on: 04 September 2019, 12:25:57 »

She would have breakdown cover :-X
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