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Wheel info

Does a full size 15(?)inch alloy and tyre
Fit in the wheel well.

Contemplating picking up a 5th for our 2013 TA.

WARY as our 2013 punto seems fussy for this

Anybody got an alloy in the boot?
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Re: Wheel info

Simplest answer, remove one of the road wheels, drop it into the boot. (Gently, so as not to knock the car off the jack)
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Re: Wheel info

I don't think it will fit, but interesting to know.
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Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
Simplest answer, remove one of the road wheels, drop it into the boot. (Gently, so as not to knock the car off the jack)
Sound advice.

But currently I cant lift:reach

Main driver can't reach
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Re: Wheel info

And currently, I suppose, in Wales.

I assume you'll be in Didcot all week.
Tomorrow we have an appointment at the Swindon hospital around 4pm, so should be home by 5:30. I could scamper across and try it, or you could scamper here.
Tuesday timings are unknown, as I will be in Chippenham late afternoon, not sure when I'll escape, but could text when avaialble.

Or might @werdna be able to assist perhaps?

Other than that, what does a simple tape measure suggest? Presumably the space saver is in the way?

From your experience, how many times have you ever needed a spare? Would the space saver be ok?
Although a space saver on motorways or dual-carriageways are frightening if you stay below the legal 50mph. Even trucks arrive behind very quickly.
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Re: Wheel info

Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
Simplest answer, remove one of the road wheels, drop it into the boot. (Gently, so as not to knock the car off the jack)
How about I take a picture of the one in my boot ? Simples !!
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Re: Wheel info

Pictures of my 14 inch wheel in the wheel well. I reckon you might just do it. Approx 15mm on either side.
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Re: Wheel info

Thanks both

I might just try the puntos wheel..
As it is at least not holding @250 kg of FIAT off the ground
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Re: Wheel info

Tried that, no it doesn’t fit, in fact it doesn’t fit in the boot at all with the parcel shelf in place...
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Re: Wheel info

Read post 1! Does a full size 15(?)inch alloy and tyre
Fit in the wheel well ? Not in the boot ��
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Re: Wheel info

Quote Originally Posted by werdna View Post
Read post 1! Does a full size 15(?)inch alloy and tyre
Fit in the wheel well ? Not in the boot ��
Read it.... and if you read my post, no it doesn’t fit ( in the well ) neither does it fit in the boot with the parcel shelf in place. So not at all then.
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Re: Wheel info

Will depend on tyre size.
Teh 15" on the Panda should be a lower profile tyre so rolling diameter should be similar to the 14". However, space saver may be smaller diameter.
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Re: Wheel info

Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
Will depend on tyre size.
Teh 15" on the Panda should be a lower profile tyre so rolling diameter should be similar to the 14". However, space saver may be smaller diameter.
Standard 175x65x15 on alloy rim does not fit in the spare wheel well, I assume there must be some technical reason why it cant be big enough, on the other hand it is Italian and therefore logic would not be applicable.
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Re: Wheel info

No it doesn’t fit Charlie @varesecrazy

I managed to get one in the 4x4 TA by letting the tyre down, but then I couldn’t get it back out. I honestly thought I wouldn’t be able to remove it - much swearing later I did finally. Don’t bother trying!

As an aside a full 18” alloy and tyre will fit in an Abarth Punto (despite everyone saying it wouldn’t!), so I was convinced I’d get the Panda one to fit!
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@varesecrazy have you spacesaver already?! £60 maybe for new one. And one of these too, think I'd be reassured. Friend used to keep full size trolley jack in sports bag in his car, settled for footpump in the end.

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