Larger spare wheel into Mk1 boot recess?

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Larger spare wheel into Mk1 boot recess?

Post by G60MAT » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:22 pm

Has anyone tried putting a larger wheel with a low profile tyre as the spare in Mk1?

I have the 13" original with the "massive balloon" tyre on, I was wondering if a 15" wheel with low profile tyre would fit?
I don't have one spare with a tyre on at present to try.


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Re: Larger spare wheel into Mk1 boot recess?

Post by the edmundator » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:31 pm

If the rolling radius is the same (around 195/50 15) or less, you should be fine. You'll probably find it sits a bit proud though, as the originals are only 5.5j width.


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Re: Larger spare wheel into Mk1 boot recess?

Post by Nate » Tue May 01, 2012 8:02 am

i would offer to go and measure for you, but it's chucking it down with rain and i don't want to mess up my hair*




































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Re: Larger spare wheel into Mk1 boot recess?

Post by Ryan » Thu May 03, 2012 10:29 am

the edmundator wrote:If the rolling radius is the same (around 195/50 15) or less, you should be fine. You'll probably find it sits a bit proud though, as the originals are only 5.5j width.
Yep it does fit, but as ed points out - the carpet won't be perfectly flat - mine was a 15" BBS RA on a 45 profile tyre...


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Re: Larger spare wheel into Mk1 boot recess?

Post by G60MAT » Thu May 03, 2012 10:33 am

Ryan wrote:
the edmundator wrote:If the rolling radius is the same (around 195/50 15) or less, you should be fine. You'll probably find it sits a bit proud though, as the originals are only 5.5j width.
Yep it does fit, but as ed points out - the carpet won't be perfectly flat - mine was a 15" BBS RA on a 45 profile tyre...
Cheers Ryan, that's what I'll be going for as have a spare G60 BBS that should do the job! :thankyou:


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