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  • #123753
    9designs
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    Any MOT testers here ?   Does a spare wheel need to bolted in to pass ?



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    #123756
    elliot
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    Only spare wheels that are slung underneath the vehicle need to be secure.



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    #123795
    brembo
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    @1234enough

    Nice job mate!! I applaud your effort!! 👍. Where did you get the jack kit and if you don’t mind me asking, how much was it??

    Cheers, Marc.



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    #123798
    1234enough
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    good point on bolting, i thought as long as its secured to stop it flying around would of been good enough.

    jack kit £24 & wheel £60 was off fleabay, foam / ratchet strap / low tack protector free via work.

    if anyone else fancy doing it with expanding foam be warned it still wasn’t fully set in 8 days, very soft on bottom, another day in sunshine and it cured.

    #133338
    ziggmike94
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    Hi All,

     

    Decided to ask the question here instead of creating a new topic… been doing a bit of resarch and understand people are using the 18inch Jag (orange) spare wheel on 115/85/18 but wanted to ask the question regarding the black steel version.

     

    It has the same tyre and 18inch so would this work as space saver or am I barking up the wrong tree?

     

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-XF-08-15-SPACE-SAVER-WHEEL-T115-85-R18/254248618396?fits=Car+Make%3AJaguar&hash=item3b3266099c:g:L4UAAOSwhL9c7~3k

     

    I would upload a pic but still learning the fourm.

     

    Thanks

    #133349
    bobcat
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    One for bda, possibly?

    #133351

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    I had the orange Jag space saver, but with MT’s springs was too big to fit.

    Anyone else experienced the same?

    Regards

    #135600
    9designs
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    I was running wheel and tyres sizes on a spread sheet, the jag wheel is quite bit bigger on diameter and rolling circumference.  The Kuga 17 inch works out the correct size, but you can only fit on the rear due to calliper clearance. Means if you get a front puncher you would have to swap a rear to the front.

    I’m currently machining up a stowage and boot conversion kit to bolt a spare in and then support the boot carpet. The prototype seems to work, just making a production version for trial and testing by Dr RS…. let me know if anyone’s interested.



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    TracTive Suspension kit  – Demo possible, POA   

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    #135605

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    Morning Steve,

    Amy photos of wheel in situ?

    Regards

    #135606
    coastliner
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    @9designs

    Sounds interesting, I am not a fond lover of the gunk repair kits and would love a solution to carrying a spare. Not keen on adapting the current foam liner but always looking for any idea that looks neat.



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    71-bda
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    er NO, the correct jag space saver wheel tyre combination is NOT ”  quite bit bigger on diameter and rolling circumference” thats fake news ‘designed’ to scare folk into spending money with a certain someone.  The facts are … the std 235/35×19 has an overall diameter of 25.48″/80.05cm , the Jag space saver 115/85×18 has an overall diameter of 25.7″/80.74cm  so as you can see, the Jag combo is MERELY 6.9mm bigger on the diameter, or 3.45mm ‘all the way round, ie you could say has 3.45mm more tread than the std 19″ combo !! I fail to see how that would stop it being fitted to a MT springs equipped car?  That would mean that the std 235/35x19s were less than 3mm from whatever it is supposed to be stopping the space saver from being fitted!?

    Who on a dark wet night at the side of the road/motorway wants to swap front to back before fitting the space saver if they get a front puncture (which is more likely than a rear puncture) ??

    Coast, there are plenty of written off Focus RS’s now , and its fairly easy to hunt one down and buy the boot foam and cut it down to size like I and others have done, its a very neat solution.

    UKjon, are you sure you were not trying to fit a 135/80×18 or whatever the next size bigger Jag space saver is? because that will be bigger !



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #135614
    coastliner
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    @71-bda

    I am not criticising your solution, I think it is neat and tidy and functional. I have a motorcycle and for obvious reasons carrying any type of spare is a none starter. I carry a puncture repair glue solution and rubber plugs, but also need a compressor to inflate said flat tyre. This is the route I am thinking for the RS, only issue is its only feasible on a straightforward puncture that you can locate. But yes your solution is an excellent one, if someone comes up with something that purpose made and maybe cut with some sort of specialist machine then I am open minded.



    Coastliner

    #135615
    71-bda
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    Hi Coast, no problemo mate, I know you were’nt, thing is, a lot of rims get hit, damaged, buckled etc by hitting big debris/kerbs at speed and in those cases any type of puncture repair system will not work and will leave you stranded, if  you get a cut or slash or big hole then you will be in the same position. Thats why I went for the jag space saver and ebay boot floor foam insert, it fits front and rear without having to do the hokey cokey at the roadside, and is well hidden under the boot mat.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #135620
    kr1s
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    #135621
    9designs
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    The Jag spare I had seen was, 135/80/18 …   ahh so there is a more skinny one, that yes matches the size… will search for one.
    Does the Sub still fit in the 115 wide version?



    Magnetic Grey with all the best bits

    FPM375/DreamScienceU2+, Quaife LSD,  DSC/Tractive  Suspension,  HJS200 cell sports cat and MT Cooler.

    UK seller for DSC & Tractive  Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules In stock, next day dispatch. £1090

    TracTive Suspension kit  – Demo possible, POA   

    Jacking Blocks  £20 

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

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