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I would like to buy a spare wheel for my Tourer, but after doing research I'm actually more confused than before.

1. I can order at my Honda dealership an official set: space saver wheel, mounting kit, car jack and wrench. The wheel is 135/90 D15. They say they've installed couple of them in the past (probably mostly in hatchbacks, not Tourer) and they say it fits in the area under boot's floor.
However when I calculate the size of such wheel it's around 63 cm in diameter (so basically a replacement for the original 225/45 R17). And the space under the floor is less then 60 cm wide. So I don't understand how the wheel can fit there.
2. Official Honda set is very expensive so I thought to buy used space saver wheel. The car's manual say that spare wheel should be 135/80 D16 (so a different wheel then they're offering at the dealership, but still around 63 cm in diameter). Again I don't think that it will fit under boot's floor.

So I was wondering if there's someone here on the forum who has space saver wheel in IX gen civic (preferably Tourer although hatchback probably has the same dimensions of the area under boot's floor) and was able to fit it beneath the floor.

And if such wheel don't fit there then I was thinking about buying wheel from VII gen. It's 135/70 D15. It has around 57 cm so it should fit there, but what I'm afraid is if it wouldn't be a problem to ride on such wheel (6 cm lower then the others).
 

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I have a 9th Gen civic tourer. My spacesaver is the official 135/80 16. It fits easily.
I bought it for my 8th Gen civic hatchback and transferred it over when I replaced the 8th Gen with my 9th Gen tourer.

There is plenty of space around the spare wheel. It is a narrow tyre so that is not an issue either.
All models have the bolt thread integral with the boot floor, ready for you to fir and then insert the holding bolt. (I made a cross in the carpet with a sharp knife after feeling its location).

I can confirm the above is correct for a civic tourer.
 

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I have just calculated the diameters as follows:-

225/45 17 has a diameter of 63.43 cm
135/80 16 has a diameter of 62.24 cm

Without going out and measuring, I would guess there is a sub floor area capable of stowing a wheel with a way bigger diameter, even more than 65cm.
 

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I have a 9th Gen civic tourer. My spacesaver is the official 135/80 16. It fits easily.
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225/45 17 has a diameter of 63.43 cm
135/80 16 has a diameter of 62.24 cm
Thank you for answer. The full size wheel 225/45 R17 doesn't fit for sure because I've tried that. And all the used space savers 135/80 D16 are far away from me so I would need to buy them online without trying.

I measured the bottom of the sub floor area and it has around 60-61 cm.
So if you said that offical space saver fits then I believe the trick is as you said that the tyre is very narrow and storage is deep so it fits. That makes sense especially that in the car's manual it's clearly shown that this wheel is lying in subfloor area.

So thanks again. Your reply reassured me that I can buy the 135/80 D16 and it should be fine.
 

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I have just calculated the diameters as follows:-

225/45 17 has a diameter of 63.43 cm
135/80 16 has a diameter of 62.24 cm

Without going out and measuring, I would guess there is a sub floor area capable of stowing a wheel with a way bigger diameter, even more than 65cm.
I have just measured the sub floor and it is about 64cm. My 135 80 16 spacesaver has enough of a gap front an back to put fingers in. (The sides are where I stow little things and rags etc.).

So an official spacesaver wheel will fit.
 

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I have just measured the sub floor and it is about 64cm.
I don't know then how my measurements show around 60 cm :confused: I hope that Honda didn't change the subfloor area after car's facelift ...

But what's done is done :). I bought an hour ago used 135/80 D16 online. Now I have to wait until its gets to me and we'll see.

- you've said it fits in your tourer
- on polish civic forum one guy also told it fits his tourer
- car's manual also states that
- honda dealership also sells space saver kits so I believe they know what they're doing

All signs says that it will be fine so let's keep fingers crossed. I believe that after Sunday I should get the wheel so it'll be clear then.
 

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I don't know then how my measurements show around 60 cm :confused: I hope that Honda didn't change the subfloor area after car's facelift ...

But what's done is done :). I bought an hour ago used 135/80 D16 online. Now I have to wait until its gets to me and we'll see.

- you've said it fits in your tourer
- on polish civic forum one guy also told it fits his tourer
- car's manual also states that
- honda dealership also sells space saver kits so I believe they know what they're doing

All signs says that it will be fine so let's keep fingers crossed. I believe that after Sunday I should get the wheel so it'll be clear then.
The 64cm I measured is at the bottom of the subfloor. It looks like it tapers down and increases at the bottom. It's probably 60cm at the aperture and 64cm at the lowest point where the wheel sits. When fitting, it angles in then sits flat. You'll be fine.
 

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Finally, yesterday I've got the wheel.
Fits beautifully just like you've said :).

That's good to see. Thanks for letting us know.

If you don't have a wheel-retaining bolt, it shouldn't move about much, especially if you store a spare rag etc strategically placed. I keep a clean old towel with the spare wheel for emergency use. I have the retaining bolt but just find it handy.
 

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Yes, that's exactly what I did for now - a towel and some other useful stuff, to make sure it won't move much.

The guy I bought the wheel from didn't have the mounting bolt, however I noticed that there are plenty of them for sale from other sellers. So I will buy one to have my equipment complete, but I'll do it in January as now postal services are crazy before Christmas.
 

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Good idea.

To locate the threaded hole, lift out the spare wheel, then feel for the small ridge with your finger.
Mark it, then carefully cut a cross into the carpet where X marks the spot using a Stanley knife.

You can then ease the flap of carpet back enough to screw the mounting bolt into after putting the wheel back in.
 

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Morning

sorry for dragging up an old thread, but I wish to follow on from this.

yesterday I picked up my 2015 tourer :smile3::smile3:

Fantastic car.

I knew it didn't come with a spare and jack etc so I have just done a quick dig on fleabay.

can anyone , who knows more than me on the subject tell me if this item be acceptable?

ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Civic-mk8-2006-2011-15-Spacesaver-Wheel-115-70-D15-plus-Jack-and-Toolset-/252551772298?hash=item3acd42388a:g:yL4AAOSwLF1X44uS]Honda Civic mk8 2006-2011 15" Spacesaver Wheel 115/70 D15 plus Jack and Toolset

as I am under the impression an 8th gen and 9th gen has the same wheel stud configuration

Thanks in advance

Ken
 

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Thanks for getting back to me Steve

so should this one be OK

ebay.co.uk/itm/282030414148?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

and does it sound like an OK price?
 

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Why do people worry about a spare wheel? I have been driving best part of 25 years and never needed one but will admit that I do fit good tyres etc. I have always found the pump is more than enough to sort aby problems.
 

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Dunno

but I too have been driving for 25 years, and in all that time I don't remember changing a wheel at the side of the road

(I've always woke up to a flat on the drive)

Am i panicking needlessly?????????????????

Probably, but I would rather be looking at a solution when my tyre is completed shredded in the middle of no where

than listen to my wife nagging
 

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Why do people worry about a spare wheel? I have been driving best part of 25 years and never needed one but will admit that I do fit good tyres etc. I have always found the pump is more than enough to sort aby problems.
My last 2 punctures, OK not that recent, would have left me stranded at the roadside as they both destroyed the tyre.
Both on a motorway where by the time I got to the hard shoulder that was it.

Peace of mind.
 

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Peace of mind.
Exactly. Me personally I've never ever had a flat tire as long as I have a driving license. However my father for instance had flats at least couple of times for the last few years. So basically now as I have my spare tire I feel much safer when driving. Hopefully I'll never need it, but I know I've got it :)
 

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Why do people worry about a spare wheel? I have been driving best part of 25 years and never needed one but will admit that I do fit good tyres etc. I have always found the pump is more than enough to sort aby problems.
Ive been driving for 5 years and I've had two punctures which could not be repaired by any kind of patch kit. Bearing in mind I've done more mileage in two years than most people did in 10 years so my chances of picking up a puncture were quite high.

Always had good tyres as well and not ditch finders. I am religious in checking my pressures as well and both times i picked up a puncture it ruined the sidewall as it went down so quick and i drove on it for around half a mile before i heard it flapping about in the breeze.
 
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