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Hi guys, new in town and needing advice. I have a 2012 Antara, had my first puncture and them kits are crap. My wheel size is 235/55 R18. I have the chance to buy a older model Antara alloy. Will this alloy fit on my car and will it fit in the boot compartment with the centre removed?

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Many thanks, just looking again, it seems that these are the correct spare wheels for the Antara "<h1 ="productDetailTitle" title="Antara 16" Steel Wheel, 4J X 16 Space-saver" style="margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 3px; font-size: 12px; font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Antara 16" Steel Wheel, 4J X 16 (Space-saver)" I can get one for £68.93, and then a cheap type on top. I presume these will fit in the spare wheel well? Also guys mines a manual with now 12k on the clock, I dont get more than 32.6 to the gallon whatever I do, is anyone getting anymore than that? BTW mines the 2litre</h1>

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Also guys what the difference between the two sizes of spares?<h1 ="productDetailTitle" title="Antara 16" Steel Wheel, 6.5J X 16" style="margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 3px; font-size: 12px; font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Antara 16" Steel Wheel, 6.5J X 16 Antara 16" Steel wheel 4J X 16</h1>
 

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Hi,i have just ordered the 6.5j x 16 full size steel wheel,i think the other is a spacesaver wheel.
 

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I believe so after reading the other forums on here.
 

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No true only the 19" alloys are a tight fit but even they fit with a bit of a squeeze. If you want to check and you have a jack etc take one of the alloys off and try it.Edited by: Grumps
 

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Well just had to have a new tyre fitted, none of the tyre places would repair the tyre with the stuff thats put in, whether its the slime stuff or that stuff that comes with the so called repair kit, so I am going to splash out on a space saver but not sure which one to get!

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I had a puncture a few weeks ago and called out Green Flag as I didn't want to use that stuff,they came out removed the wheel took it away repaired it and brought it back and fitted it,cost me £20 but a lot cheaper than having a new tyre,funny thing is I aint had a puncture for years when I carried a spare with me,my steel wheel should be with me in the next couple of days so hopefully that will be the end of that.
 

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Grumps said:
No true only the 19" alloys are a tight fit but even they fit with a bit of a squeeze. If you want to check and you have a jack etc take one of the alloys off and try it.
Yes 17,18&19 will all fit, in terms of rolling diameter they are almost all identical. But The width of the 235 tyre is too wide to get the hatch closed and locked. Given that the poster refers to a permanent solution I doubt he would want the hatch flapping about. I have tried a 17" exclusive wheel fitted with 235/65/17 tyre and it most definitely doesn't allow the hatch to close flat. Also bear in mind that some of the earlier antaras came with a 235 60 17 tyre and could mean you need to change that too.
 

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regiment739 said:
Well just had to have a new tyre fitted, none of the tyre places would repair the tyre with the stuff thats put in, whether its the slime stuff or that stuff that comes with the so called repair kit, so I am going to splash out on a space saver but not sure which one to get!

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You are unlikely to be able to find a space saver wheel for the Antara, although you might find a second hand one on ebay, at a scrap dealer or somewhere associated with the Captiva. People on here seem to have gone down one of two routes. Either just get another wheel and tyre identical to what is fitted to your car or go for a 16 inch steel wheel and get a 215/70R16 tyre fitted. Both these options will still allow the spare to fit below the floor if you remove the central part of the foam moulding.
 

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Have a look on Vauxhall Superstore,thats where I got mine.
 

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Thanks guys, to be honest its the Vauxhall Superstore that I am looking at. @Cadds, did you buy the 6.5J x 16 or the 4J x 16 ?
 
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