Got stuck with a puncture the other day and the foam wouldnt work. £200 to get towed away for a budget tyre. Does anyone car a spare wheel or a space saver? Thinking of just keeping a spare wheel in the bootspace.
A spare alloy won't fit in the recess as it's too wide, but Honda sell a spacesaver (and they are often available second hand) that fits in there.Got stuck with a puncture the other day and the foam wouldnt work. £200 to get towed away for a budget tyre. Does anyone car a spare wheel or a space saver? Thinking of just keeping a spare wheel in the bootspace.
No, but it's the "thickness" of the alloy that means it won't fit, as it ends up poking up too far.Would it have to be 18'?
Here you are:-The space saver is 135/80 16, and is available for around £120 I believe. I'll look for the link.
As far as I'm aware, the space saver doesn't fit on the front, only the rear, so means a bit of faffing around if its a front puncture you get.
I had a puncture just a few weeks back on a run with my club, civic5.com. We were away on a sinlge track road, middle of nowhere (St Mary's loch) and I too tried the foam repair stuff the car comes with, which was useless IMO. Luckily, one of the members had an ep3, and kindly loaned me one of his wheels (he used his space saver, which wouldn't fit the fn2) which got me out of a hole! I have now bought an ep3 alloy, and if you remove the false boot floor, it fits in the wheel well nicely mate. Only 4 bolts and the floor is out. The alloy is a 17, and due to the larger profile, its around the same size as the 18's in overall profile when fitted. And weight wise, I agree with above post. Would rather have a slight bit of weight in the boot and know that if I get a puncture, I'm safe. For what minimal difference in performance the wheel weight gives, I think Honda should have given us a spare wheel as standard! Deffo recommend having a full size spare mate
No probs mate, I'll post up some pics tomorrow mate as at work just now. It's a doddle though, and means the boot is still useable. I'm looking for a spare "false boot floor" from another fn that I'm gonna modify so it can cover the wheel and all sit level. Will post pics of that too once I find a spare one, don't want to chop up the original ;-)
The false boot floor, that you can drop down into the wheel well mate. Thye part thats towards the rear seats is made of plastic, and it's shape stops you fitting a spare wheel in the spare wheel well. The photos show the 4 bolts you need to remove to be able to remove the false boot floor from the car. Once removed, you can easily fit a spare wheel in the boot ;-)don't get which part of the boot floor you removed with those bolts?