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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #45 on: 24 November 2019, 08:37:04 »

When we had the 2.6 saloon & the 2.2 estate changed the steel space savers to matching alloys on both of them, my OCD could not cope with having odd wheels..😎
IME, you could just about get a 16" (225/55/16) in the saloon wheel well, though the cover didn't quite fit.  A 17" (235/45/17) will just about go in the well, but no chance of getting cover on. An 18" (245/40/18), no chance.

I always treated any spare on any car as a space saver in reality, as invariably it would be a different brand, old, and different tread depth, so care had to be observed when using it. And as soon as I got home, I'd get puncture fixed, and put it all back as it was :)
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #46 on: 24 November 2019, 11:18:44 »

There was a guy down the road from me that ran his Astra on the space saver for at least a month. ::)
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #47 on: 24 November 2019, 11:45:30 »

I'm well acquainted with the space saver spare on my Mundano having had to fit it at least 5 times in the 2 and a half odd years of ownership as the rims leak like fook, despite having had all the tyres removed and the rims cleaned up and even had a 'puncture' fixed recently.  ::)  >:(

Never had this trouble with any car before...  :-\
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #48 on: 24 November 2019, 12:55:40 »

Fix Or Repair Daily ;)
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #49 on: 24 November 2019, 13:10:16 »

When we had the 2.6 saloon & the 2.2 estate changed the steel space savers to matching alloys on both of them, my OCD could not cope with having odd wheels..😎
IME, you could just about get a 16" (225/55/16) in the saloon wheel well, though the cover didn't quite fit.  A 17" (235/45/17) will just about go in the well, but no chance of getting cover on. An 18" (245/40/18), no chance.

I always treated any spare on any car as a space saver in reality, as invariably it would be a different brand, old, and different tread depth, so care had to be observed when using it. And as soon as I got home, I'd get puncture fixed, and put it all back as it was :)
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OCD got to have matching brands , when I bought my Merc 4 years ago it had four virtually new Continentals on it the spare was a Michelin which looked in good shape overall but I changed it to a matching Continental asap..
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #50 on: 24 November 2019, 13:39:12 »

Fix Or Repair Daily ;)

Tried fixing without success, so repair at least weekly is the current programme.  ::)

Might just throw a can of goo in each tyre.  See how that goes ....  :-X  ;D
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #51 on: 24 November 2019, 14:28:04 »

update - i have managed to obtain two - one is a full size exact match to my original set, but takes all the space in the boot up. toyed with the idea of making a false floor making it level with the top of the wheel, but lost far too much boot hieght.   the other is a 16" space saver . (on its way still ) .that will do.  :y


stock GM 17" alloy wheels fit in the estate wheel well, and although the boot floor sits flat, it doesn't latch in place. Fortunately, gravity holds it down ;)


The 15" steel space saver was the stock wheel on the first, low spec, small engined Omegas.
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #52 on: 24 November 2019, 15:23:17 »

Just been having a look at the spare on my sons Punto and was surprised to see its a skinny 80km/h spacesaver. The standard tyres are only 165 (or was it 175 ?) x 13 ffs.
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #53 on: 24 November 2019, 15:33:18 »

Just been having a look at the spare on my sons Punto and was surprised to see its a skinny 80km/h spacesaver. The standard tyres are only 165 (or was it 175 ?) x 13 ffs.
astra H come with stupid space savers and a big spacer to fill the well void , ::)
yet you can fit a full size spare in , which I have on all ours  ;D

i think it's to reduce weight for better MPG
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #54 on: 24 November 2019, 16:03:52 »

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« Reply #55 on: 24 November 2019, 16:10:10 »

Morse code Andy ?
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #56 on: 24 November 2019, 16:14:17 »

Morse code Andy ?
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #57 on: 24 November 2019, 18:18:50 »

When we had the 2.6 saloon & the 2.2 estate changed the steel space savers to matching alloys on both of them, my OCD could not cope with having odd wheels..😎
IME, you could just about get a 16" (225/55/16) in the saloon wheel well, though the cover didn't quite fit.  A 17" (235/45/17) will just about go in the well, but no chance of getting cover on. An 18" (245/40/18), no chance.

I always treated any spare on any car as a space saver in reality, as invariably it would be a different brand, old, and different tread depth, so care had to be observed when using it. And as soon as I got home, I'd get puncture fixed, and put it all back as it was :)
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OCD got to have matching brands , when I bought my Merc 4 years ago it had four virtually new Continentals on it the spare was a Michelin which looked in good shape overall but I changed it to a matching Continental asap..


Somebody got a good car when you sold the 430.
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #58 on: 24 November 2019, 18:24:07 »

Morse code Andy ?

If so, translation: "I".

None the wiser... :-\
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Re: space saver wheels
« Reply #59 on: 24 November 2019, 18:48:43 »

When we had the 2.6 saloon & the 2.2 estate changed the steel space savers to matching alloys on both of them, my OCD could not cope with having odd wheels..😎
IME, you could just about get a 16" (225/55/16) in the saloon wheel well, though the cover didn't quite fit.  A 17" (235/45/17) will just about go in the well, but no chance of getting cover on. An 18" (245/40/18), no chance.

I always treated any spare on any car as a space saver in reality, as invariably it would be a different brand, old, and different tread depth, so care had to be observed when using it. And as soon as I got home, I'd get puncture fixed, and put it all back as it was :)
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OCD got to have matching brands , when I bought my Merc 4 years ago it had four virtually new Continentals on it the spare was a Michelin which looked in good shape overall but I changed it to a matching Continental asap..


Somebody got a good car when you sold the 430.
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It ended up back where I bought it from 4 years ago in Yorkshire, MTSV it's on the website no price as yet.
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