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#1 Stu711

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 02:03 PM

I recently hit a kerb an burst my tyre which could not be inflated, therefore i have even looking for a space saver wheel and jack to get me sorted, however even my local ford dealer cannot give me the correct size needed, so if anyine knows what u need please let me know.
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Posted 14 September 2020 - 07:27 PM

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According to the owners manual, the spare is either a T125/80 R 16 or T125/90 R 16

However, This list says T125/80 R 17

If you go for the 16" wheel then you need to check whether your disks/callipers fit inside a 16" wheel

 

The exact rolling diameter isn't too important as you are restricted to 50mph [ :biggrin:]

 

Your best bet is to try some local scrapyards for the jack/wheel-brace/holding screw/polystyrene packing etc set out of a scrapped car.


Edited by Master-of-none, 14 September 2020 - 07:45 PM.

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 08:34 PM

If you specify different wheels on the car to the "Basic" options when purchasing. I don't think it changes the space saver installed in the boot.

 

The space saver is designed as a "get you to the garage option" only. Not to drive around for weeks. So the laws on all tyres on axles being the same has an exemption for the purpose of that trip.Hence the speed limit warning.

 

What matters is that the Rim fits on the hub.

 

16inch with a different profile to your 18 inch are common.

 

There is often instructions for Back or front only fitment in the handbook.

 

Personally i would look for a full size steel spare from a scrapyard and put a proper tyre on it.


Edited by stonekeeper, 14 September 2020 - 08:38 PM.






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