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PostPosted by 4raver » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:16 am

Which space saver wheel will fit my Rav 2010.....someone said one from a 17 inch avensis will do the job....I am going to France and Switzerland soon and would like the added reassurance of a spare. Thanks in advance.
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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:44 am

4raver wrote:Which space saver wheel will fit my Rav 2010.....someone said one from a 17 inch avensis will do the job....I am going to France and Switzerland soon and would like the added reassurance of a spare. Thanks in advance.


Don't forget a spacesaver will only get you 50 miles at 50MPH max, so if you're going stick a spare in the boot, might make sense to go for a full-sized spare which will be much more useful IMO.
The diameter of a spacesaver and a full-size is the same, so the only extra space taken is the height, and if you place the wheel upside down, you'll have that big wheel well to use for storage of bits and pieces to compensate.
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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by Metal Mickey » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:54 am

Hoovie wrote:
4raver wrote:Which space saver wheel will fit my Rav 2010.....someone said one from a 17 inch avensis will do the job....I am going to France and Switzerland soon and would like the added reassurance of a spare. Thanks in advance.


Don't forget a spacesaver will only get you 50 miles at 50MPH max, so if you're going stick a spare in the boot, might make sense to go for a full-sized spare which will be much more useful IMO.
The diameter of a spacesaver and a full-size is the same, so the only extra space taken is the height, and if you place the wheel upside down, you'll have that big wheel well to use for storage of bits and pieces to compensate.


Hi....i gotta agree with David here as i feel to go for a long trip abroad without a full sized spare is risky. I just wondered if, understandably you don't want to buy one perhaps you know a local fellow club member that could loan you theirs. I went the whole hog when i bought my Rav4, it wasn't even a year old then but i ended up buying a full sized spare and new tyre, total cost around £460, yep heaps of dosh but in my case i'm pleased i did as i got a puncture and all the usual grief that goes with it but simply fitting a proper wheel made the situation much easier.......incidentally a full size spare wheel and tyre just lays flat in the boot and the door closes but yes takes up lots of space.
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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:14 am

Also ... If you manage to find a matching alloy and full-size tyre, then with tyre rotation, the tyre itself will become "free" and its just the cost of the wheel itself (occasionally found on eBay for £70 ish)

Not the cheapest, but its for sale and lot cheaper then brand new ....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Rav-4- ... 58b057aa83
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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by 4raver » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:53 am

Yep I'm going to have to bite the bullit and buy one...I might go see Motorsport wheels and buy a generic lookaliky....should be able to get wheel and tyre for about £120.00. Unless I can find one on the eBay.
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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:56 am

4raver wrote:Yep I'm going to have to bite the bullit and buy one...I might go see Motorsport wheels and buy a generic lookaliky....should be able to get wheel and tyre for about £120.00. Unless I can find one on the eBay.


Just a little note... Remember to check the PCD (60.1) as well as the stud pattern (5 x 114.3) - many vendors and most buyers disregard that and end up with potentially unsafe wheels :s_sad
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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by Davrav » Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:39 pm

A full second set of wheels is also an option - use them for winter tyres and keep one in the boot.
Not sure if these are correct size but:
[ebay]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SET-OF-4-GENU ... 4622af3d9d[/ebay]
or:

[ebay]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOYOTA-RAV4-RAV-4-ALLOY-WHEEL-WITH-TYRE-225-65-17-17-INCH-2006-2007-2008-2009-/251548278430?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET&hash=item3a91721e9e[/ebay]

for a singleton.

Do check sizes are compatible if you go this route :s_thumbsup
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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by dave.m » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:20 pm

Store it this way and it will only use 20% of your boot space -

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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by 4raver » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:56 am

Now that's neat and I could still use the boss for storage....thanks again.
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Re: space save spare

PostPosted by bobbymcleish » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:03 pm

I have a full size 18" spare and tried storing it the way you have shown in your photo, yes it does take up less room in the boot, but takes up a fair bit of the rear seats and my daughter does not like it (neither do I). It's a shame that it does not slot in where you store yours without having to push the rear seat forward !!!

It's a great piece of mind having a full spare whilst driving, but it's a REAL pain having it laying flat in the boot taking up all that space, not to mention carrying all that extra weight around.

Now have I have it, I'll probably never have another flat !!!!
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