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Old 10-08-2008   #1
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Buckled Wheel

Apparantly I've managed to buckle the left front wheel on my 1.9 Sporting.
It must have happened when I hit a big pot hole about a week ago. I did notice some vibration in the steering at high speed after the incident but passed it off as my balance or allignment being thrown out as it all looked ok when I inspected the tyre etc.

Anyway driving home from work at about 11pm and had a flat tyre. Pulled over and gave the fix and go compressor kit a go but to no avail. Ended up getting the car towed due to no spare wheel and am informed the next day that my wheel is buckled. Tyre shop says that they can repair the wheel and I need a new tyre as well. Will be without my car for about a week.

Pulled over on the side of the road at 11pm after a hard days work trying to get the fix and go kit to work was not my idea of a good Friday night. Has anyone successfully used the fix and go kit? Also have any of you with a sporting put a spare wheel in? I'm thinking now that this is probably a good idea. Why is it that Fiat didn't include a spare wheel in this model? If anyone has any experience with retrofitting a spare wheel, mounting the jack and accesories etc. could they please share their experiences as I think that is the path that I want to go down.

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Re: Buckled Wheel

I know what you mean.

A Sporting wheel and tyre is too high and so would protrude into the boot floor pushing the carpet up and making it uneven.

Purchased a Fiat G. Punto 15" steel wheel that fits on an Active - had a Pirelli tyre fitted and purchased the jack, plastic thing that fits inside the steel wheel and the tools to go in it....you use the same wheel nuts that are already on the 'Sporting'.

Tried it on the car, very successful and because the wall of the regular tyre is higher there's hardly any 'drop' down to the car at the place where the wheel is fitted....certainly nothing like some of the space saver tyres you see.

You're lucky, gonna go for a Clio 197, looked at it the other day and they don't even give you a hole in the boot floor - just a can of 'goo'......
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Re: Buckled Wheel

Manthatkidisscrewed has fitted a full size spare in his GPS
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Re: Buckled Wheel

theres a guide showing you how to put a full size spare in a GP if u look lol
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