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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 26th August 2020, 22:28 Thread Starter
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Spare wheel too big?

Hi all, I picked up my 62 plate Antara 2.2 4x4 last month. It didn't have a spare wheel, just an inflation kit which I'm never happy with so I purchased a matching alloy wheel with the standard 235 55 18 tyre from a breakers, however I've put it into the wheel well and the boot floor is sitting up on it by half an inch or so!?

Does anyone else have a full size spare?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 27th August 2020, 12:37
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I have.

Use the search facility for 'spare wheel' and you will see what others have done - not all the same. In my case I took the moulded foam tray out of the boot (easy) and stored it away. Bought a spare wheel bag on eBay. I cut a plywood lid to match the template of the boot tray top lid, painted it matt black then loose-laid it on the wheel with some foam pads at the corners. I already had a GM Antara tough plastic boot tray and this covers everything over. Pack around the wheel with waterproofs, tools, first aid kit and the usual junk we carry around. Job done. Don't forget a jack and wheel brace.

Remember - if you tow a trailer/caravan you should use a matching spare for the car, not a spacesaver or an odd-size spare. The only time I needed the foam repair kit it was hopeless and I learned a lesson from that.

2015 2.2 CDTi SENav 163ps manual 4x4 in Carbon Flash with 19\" alloy spare towing a Bailey Unicorn III Madrid @ 1500kg.
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Cheers for that! I've taken out the carpet and that's let the wheel sit down a touch lower and I think I'll make up a bit of trim to take up the small gap that's left!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 9th September 2020, 15:06
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Hi My steel spare is 215/70 R16. Fits perfectly, I bought it from a guy who bought it for his Antara. Just needed to remove the polystyrene spare wheel well infill. Richy
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