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    Small Spare.

    I just upgraded to some SRi wheels for my Sport, so the spare is just a 15" with the SRi's being 16's.

    Will I fail my MOT for this, seeing as tho there is not enough room to put a bigger one in the wheel well.

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    you shouldnt. my car doesnt have a spare wheel at all (as standard)
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    well i have 18s on the car and a 15inc spare wheel
    see your car with the 16's has smaller tyers that will keep the rolling radius the same.as the 15's that the car came with
    if you get what i mean

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    My Corsa comes with a 14" steelie spare, where as the other wheels are 15" alloys.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS
    My Corsa comes with a 14" steelie spare, where as the other wheels are 15" alloys.
    but the size or them will be the same as the tyers are diff size that will make the rolling radius the same

    my friends brothers Ferrari f430 dose not come with spare wheel at all
    you have to order one if you want one :0

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    Nothing to worry about Doomsnite. As Sten says some cars don't have spares as standard.

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    Yeah, but you're supposed to keep the rolling radius of any tyre/rim combo the same so that your speedo works properly. Doomsnite's 16" SRI rims will have lower profile tyres than his 15s, to keep the radius the same too.

    The Corsa rims are 185/55R15, but the spare is 175/65R14. Works out the same radius pretty much.

    There's no reason why you couldn't have a 13" rim with a really high profile tyre as a spare to 15" or normal rims.

    But then again, I've seen Beemers with the "bicycle wheel" spare on, and the car is leaning over because the spare is too small, even though the car is running factory fit alloys.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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    What style of SRi rims you got... I may have one availible you can use as a spare...?

    I bought two re-furbuished (like new) SRi rims for my car to give me a spare alloy. I will be fittig the re-furbished ones on the car, but will be put one of the un-used ones up for sale soon. Interested...? (they are from a T-plate SRi)

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    PLUS - The spare isnt even part of the MOT. If you declare before hand that you dont carry a spare, they wont even look at it. If you do say you have one, then it needs to have legal tread.

    I had my MOT a couple of months ago, due to the install it's very hard to get to the spare, so i just said I didnt have one. Passed with no comments.
    B.A.D.

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    Ah right cool. Just something my old man said when I had a puncture yesterday.

    Didnt think about the rolling radius being the same. Good point, lol.

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