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Hi have read through all the posts on the spare wheel for the Antara, and am totally confused over which one to get. I have the following options or advisements

1> Post 2009 Astra Mk 6 1.7td, 2.0td, space saver wheel as this is supposed ot be the same as the antara i.e. 5x115 PCD , 41 - 41 deg offset and 70mm centre bore approx.

2> buy from vauxhall at a cost of £250.00 + quoted by local dealer.

3> Chevy Captiva wheel??

My question is what size do i really need, can some body please give a wheel/tyre size that is correct for the Antara. 2.2 TD FWD 2012. Just need for security when towing the van.

much appreciated all.

Chris.
 

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Hi Chris

Antara. 2.2 TD FWD 2012
I have the same spec as you.

My question is what size do i really need
I have written about this previously - but here is a shortened version

The Antara comes with 17" - 18" - 19" wheels.
A comparison of the actual diameters ( with tyres on ) they are all within about 1/4 inch of each other.

Vauxhall sells a full size steel rim ( "winter tyres" ) This is what I bought as a spare.
It is a 215 x 16 [ 6.5 J ]
Don't let the 16 inch put you off.
The profile of the tyres that fit the different rims brings the diameters to near enough the same.

The steel rim takes a 215 x 16 x 70 tyre.

Conveniently it fits straight into the well after you have removed the central part of the expanded polystyrene that is there at the moment.
You will need a Torx screwdriver to remove the central screw.

I made a simple clamp out of a piece of flat steel to hold mine down.

You will need a jack and a wheel brace.

This gives you a full sized spare for about £160
The steel rim cost me about £80 ( I got 10% discount )

Just a note - an alloy rim is wide by 20 mm or so.
This is just too wide to fit in the well and have the boot floor close.
Somebody here got an alloy as a spare and had to have the floor section raised.

For a spare - the steel rim is all you need.

Hope this helps.

 

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With regards the alloy not fitting not always the case ,as I have the 18 inch Captiva alloy as spare in my boot when towing and havent had floor raised. It touches the tyre but not excessively in my view as pic shows. I picked up set of 4 captiva alloys at good price and fitted winter tyres to them and when towing throw one in boot as spare and vice versa in winter




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aye more mud to hide the plastic :)
 

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Thanks for clearing that up Iain -
I was quoting from apost where the member had got the alloy spare at no charge from the dealers and had to have the floor panel altered in their body shop ( they did provide pictures )I can't remember who it was now.


EDIT:
found the thread ........... it was Dave47 ........about half way through this thread
click here



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KenB said:
Thanks for clearing that up Iain -
I was quoting from a post where the member had got the alloy spare at no charge from the dealers and had to have the floor panel altered in their body shop ( they did provide pictures )I can't remember who it was now.

 
EDIT:
found the thread ........... it was Dave47 ........about half way through this thread
click here
 
 
That's the difference between using an 18" and 19" alloy as a spare
 

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That's the difference between using an 18" and 19" alloy as a spare
Now I am confused.


The tyre width for all alloy sizes ( 17 - 18 - 19 inch ) is 235 mm.
The only thing that alters is the profile ( height ) of the tyre.


I don't see why an 18 inch should fit and a 19 inch will not - the overall diameter is virtually the same for all 3 and the width ( 235 mm ) is also the same.


Can anybody throw some light on this ?


Iain - what size is that Captiva tyre you are using ?

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Unless I'm dreaming, don't some tyres have rim protection, in the form of a slightly bulging profile, that prevent scrapes if you clip a kerb?

If the 19" tyres were like this, that could explain the extra width.


Might be talking out my.... of course.
 

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jon said:
Unless I'm dreaming, don't some tyres have rim protection, in the form of a slightly bulging profile, that prevent scrapes if you clip a kerb?

If the 19" tyres were like this, that could explain the extra width.


Might be talking out my.... of course.
Just guessing here, but could it be the 19" tyre bulges a little more between the rim and the tread than the 18" tyre due to the tyre wall being wider?

I use the 16" steel wheel so don't have any problem.
 
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