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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 20-10-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Spare wheel


Getting my car next week.Do not fancy the idea of having no spare, so i was looking to buy a second hand wheel to go in the boot.A steel one would do the job.
Does anyone know if a full size wheel would go in the boot? and if any wheels off other Volvo models could be used? as there will not be many second hand ones available for the new v40 yet.
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Getting my car next week.Do not fancy the idea of having no spare, so i was looking to buy a second hand wheel to go in the boot.A steel one would do the job.
Does anyone know if a full size wheel would go in the boot? and if any wheels off other Volvo models could be used? as there will not be many second hand ones available for the new v40 yet.
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Getting my car next week.Do not fancy the idea of having no spare, so i was looking to buy a second hand wheel to go in the boot.A steel one would do the job.
Does anyone know if a full size wheel would go in the boot? and if any wheels off other Volvo models could be used? as there will not be many second hand ones available for the new v40 yet.
A new spacesaver wheel only costs 67euros !

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RE: Spare wheel

Guys,.
I thinks there are no spare on cars is becoming more common - run flats or gel packs seem to be the way most people are going. Apparently it is progress..i havent got one with my civic either, bit of a bummer really ,.
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RE: Spare wheel

Call me old fashioned, but I spec'd the spare wheel in mine.
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Call me old fashioned, but I spec'd the spare wheel in mine.
How much higher does it make the boot floor?
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Call me old fashioned, but I spec'd the spare wheel in mine.
How much higher does it make the boot floor?
I believe it's the same as the difference of the boot floor height when you choose the car with two level load floor, something like 7 cms or 3 inches (maximum). I say this since when the car is supplied with two level load floor can also accomodate the spare wheel below this kind of floor (at least this is valid for the D2). In terms of boot volume, this means that total volume "falls" from 0,335 cubic meters to a bit below than 0,3 cubic meters (if my calculations and approximations are right!)
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Getting my car next week.Do not fancy the idea of having no spare, ..................
This is my reason for wanting a spare, and not a can of gloop.
(Plagiarised, not my composing.)
"These repair kits are a bit wasteful and expensive. Not only do you have to buy a new canister of ‘gloop’ once you’ve repaired a puncture (often £30-£50), but many tyre places don’t like to repair (plug) tyres that have been sealed and insist on replacing them, instead. A new tyre is much more expensive than having a tyre plugged (although not all punctures can be plugged, anyway)."

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RE: Spare wheel

Purchased the spare metallic wheel as well.
I can confirm that a full sized wheel cannot fit inside the spare wheel compartment at least for a 18 alloy (outer diameter of the compartment to small) since i've tried it with no luck and you have to inevitably raise the lower cover for it to fit.

Speaking out of personal experience the tyre repair kit is completely useless for anything above a small hole caused from e.g a spring that you may step onto(provided of course it is still in place inside the tyre, if it is removed you are pretty much done).

Had an incident with a flat tyre in the country side 2 hours away from anykind of tyre repair shop. With a proper spare i would have been again on the road in 20mins instead i wasted 4 hours,2 waiting for road assistance to get on the spot and another 2 travelling to the repair shop.
Lesson learned.
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Call me old fashioned, but I spec'd the spare wheel in mine.
What did a full spare wheel cost?

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Call me old fashioned, but I spec'd the spare wheel in mine.
What did a full spare wheel cost?
UK price list says £150 which includes a jack, plus it has to be specified in conjunction with a flexible load floor with grocery bag holder @ £100, making a total of £250. It isn't a full size spare.

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