Is it possible to replace the space saver spare wheel with a full size wheel and still have it fit under the boot floor?
The tires are the main issue, half width, double pressure(guess it is needed to offset the width), very low tread(I have never used mine and it is low(less than 5mm) so it is useless in the wet or to suit my high cornering speed style of driving.You can fit one in but as androo said above you need to build a false floor to raise the boot level up so a fullsize spare will fit.
All comes down to how much driving you do and how much the limited speed a thin-spare wheel would inconvenience you.
Indeed - normal driving with any 'skinny spare' is sharply limited regarding speed and handling and load ......don't see why if Grayfox had to use a spacesaver he couldn't refrain from his "high cornering speed style of driving" for a day or so ... recently someone wrote that he had a frightening time driving along the inside lane of a motorway after a spacesaver had been fitted ... Marlburian
Not surprised. Why were they on the motorway with a spacesaver wheel??Must confess I don't see why if Grayfox had to use a spacesaver he couldn't refrain from his "high cornering speed style of driving" for a day or so until he gets a new tyre. :smile:
In one of the weekend newspapers recently someone wrote that he had a frightening time driving along the inside lane of a motorway after a spacesaver had been fitted; he observed the 50mph limit, as required when using a spacesaver, but was tailgated by impatient drivers.
But a spacesaver is better than no spare wheel at all, and I fear it would take me a while to work out how to use the gunge etc supplied with the car in the event of a slow puncture. I would have thought that the great number of potholes would have led to an increase in gashed tyres, where the gunge is useless.
When i was at TAFE(kinda like Uni) I saw a Holden Barina(Opel Barina) with a space saver fitted for 1 whole year and the car was used everyday.because they got a puncture on the motorway and was driving off to get the puncture repaired - probably