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Old 07-01-2014   #1
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Spare wheel help please

Hello everyone

I appreciate there are a lot of spare wheel threads but I can't find one that matches my wheels.

I have a 60 plate Punto Evo with 195/55/r16 87h (4 studs) wheels. Can anyone tell me which full wheel or space saver wheel would fit OK on the car. I am hoping to buy a second hand one with a jack on eBay so any links would be really appreciated.

I can see stuff for 15 inch wheels but not 16s.

All help greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
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Re: Spare wheel help please

look on tyre sites to compare rolling figures.., as it's the circumference that matters while on the vehicle - could throw ABS errors otherwise,


195 is the width and the 55 is a percentage of that,
so 195 divided by 55 = @ 105 that is the actual height of the sidewall of the tyre,

as an aside the GP's , evo and 2012 punto are all on Vauxhall bolt pattern, ( 100mm pcd)
so a 16" er from Vauxhall may be cheaper..,


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look on tyre sites to compare rolling figures.., as it's the circumference that matters while on the vehicle - could throw ABS errors otherwise,


195 is the width and the 55 is a percentage of that,
so 195 divided by 55 = @ 105 that is the actual height of the sidewall of the tyre,

as an aside the GP's , evo and 2012 punto are all on Vauxhall bolt pattern, ( 100mm pcd)
so a 16" er from Vauxhall may be cheaper..,


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I have been looking on eBay and I keep finding things like "Genuine Fiat Punto 1999-2010 Spare Wheel Space Saver 135 80 R14" - which is the correct year for me but with a 14" wheel - would that work correctly given that the tyre is a 135/80?

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Re: Spare wheel help please

Hi Again,
I read that twice,

a 1999 to 2005 Punto is a FIAT and has a 98mm PCD

a 2006 to 2013 punto / Grande Punto is a GM ( Vauxhall) product with a 100mm PCD

so essentially the 4 wheel bolts are at different spacings and it will not fit BOTH vehicles !!

a ( grande)punto from 2006 on will fit perfectly as a wheel rim, you'll just need a tyre then to try and get the rolling diameter correct,
so what tyre you put on your 16" rim is down to you,
personally I would buy a "part-worn" tyre.. @ 15...the size will depend on the rim diameter,
buy that 1st , 15" or 16" = I think you'll struggle to get a cheap tyre with a 14" that will be the correct circumference??

as I said before there are some good comparison charts out there ( usually to aid in speedo accuracy..!!) that's what you need for ABS ..!!,
Charlie

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Re: Spare wheel help please

the grande /evo / 2012 spare

is a 175/65R15 84T tyre (as per the active spec car with steel wheels)



eg
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-GRAND...item43c42e4654

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or a new wheel rim and tyre

http://www.shop4parts.co.uk/?name=st...2817&sku=41217

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