spacesaver for 197

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tyres' started by Foxspeed, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    its not too heavy - and the dished side is useful for storing stuff in

    as for "advice" mine was direct from the ruk website and dealer supplied

    like a lot of things in life you can choose to follow it or find an alternative - which there are in here
     

  2. Rishi

    Rishi Platinum Member

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    cheers, im looking forward to having it all sorted & having a spare wheel for the inevitable puncture... i've seen so many cars around recently with their space savers on, its like im being warned to sort it soon or else!
     
  3. Rishi

    Rishi Platinum Member

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    whats the price of this jack & where do you fit it in your boot?

    cheers
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  4. RalphyBMW

    RalphyBMW

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    Goes under the carpet in the polystyrene tray
     
  5. Rishi

    Rishi Platinum Member

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    :thumbsup:

    I like the look of the net that foxspeed has aswell, whenever i open my boot all my car cleaning stuff is thrown about everywhere i dont know why i even bother putting it back neatly each time
     
  6. Rishi

    Rishi Platinum Member

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    I have one of these spacesavers for sale, used once while i was having a wheel refurb done, incase anyone is intersted now or in the future :wink:

    Word of warning to anyone that uses the space saver, don't drive like your on your standard wheels! i kept forgetting i had a spacesaver on the n/s/r & eventually lost the back end on that side ;/

    .
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
  7. cliosport197iow

    cliosport197iow

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    clio sport 197
    tyre size

    hi there will a 155/80 r17 fit? thanks jason
     
  8. cliosport197iow

    cliosport197iow

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    clio sport 197
    have you still got your space saver for sale? if so how much? thanks
     
  9. stevechubb

    stevechubb

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    clio 197f1
    re 197 f1 need a space saver has any one got one for sale etc and jack 07778156418 help
     
  10. DevilDamo

    DevilDamo

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    I've been reading up on this thread a few times thinking the best way to deal with a spare. I asked Karl to get me some prices for the steel and I was then looking at prices for the tyre. All came back pretty much what has been quoted here, around the £130 mark. I've also been on eBay seeing what spare wheels are listed there. After trying for a few weeks, I looked lastnight and came across a company selling full size spares (including a tyre) for around £150!!! Here's the link...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271061894162?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    The tyre coming with the alloy is an asymmetric Conti with about 5/6mm tread so no worrying about what corner it'll need to go on.

    I've already got one on the way. Looks like they have a limited stock so if you are interested, get in fast :smile:
     
  11. deadmau5

    deadmau5

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    Don't forget to order a jack as well!
     
  12. DevilDamo

    DevilDamo

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    Already sorted :wink:
     
  13. thebadger

    thebadger

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    Still got some on ebay,think ill get 1 for £150 as not much dearer than the space saver and ill have an actual spare wheel incase.Is the normal jack for a MK3 Clio o.k.
     
  14. five5v

    five5v

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    I got fed-up of driving around with the paranoia of an unfoamable puncture, so I went with this solution for my 200 Cup. Espace spacesaver rim and Continental Van tyre. It fits nicely in the boot between the seats and the rear of the boot, so it won't move fore and aft. I'm still thinking of a way to stop it moving side to side as it isn't wedged tight, although it is quite heavy. I've also tried the spacesaver on the front driver's side and it works fine.

    Two 5 year old tins of tyre foam for sale :smile:
     
  15. Paddy_R

    Paddy_R Platinum Member

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    A full size wheel with a 225/45 tyre fits very snugly indeed. No movement what so ever!
     
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  16. 6705russell

    6705russell Paid Member

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    I have bought a spare wheel today, 185/60/17 but after getting it home it is 3cm bigger than my 225/40/18,s??
     
  17. dulevo666

    dulevo666

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  18. kipperfeet

    kipperfeet Gold Member

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    17" spacesaver on ebay as we speak. £99.
     
  19. turkie172

    turkie172 Paid Member

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    What you need to look for is a RENAULT VEL SATIS the spare is kept inside the car (good condition) and should have a 185/60/17 tyre which will work on a standard 197/200 suspension unsure about lowered Clio's, but if you want the size right 175/55/17 tyre I think it is a lotus Elise /vx220 tyre. Renault Espace spares are the same but stored under the car so not in as good condition 5.5/17 et45
     
  20. kipperfeet

    kipperfeet Gold Member

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    ive got one of these. they are spot on. fit in the boot nice and snug.
     

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