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    Default spare wheel or no spare wheel

    Thinking of raking out the spare wheel out the boot and just put one them cans in the boot that blow the tyre up temporary has anyone done this or not to save some weight

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    i'd rather a spare than save a little bit of weight

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    No good if you have a blow out or damaged wheel.

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    I ask as a lot new cars only come with a can in the boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by yessof View Post
    No good if you have a blow out or damaged wheel.
    That's very true

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    Why would you want to remove it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPCobra View Post
    Why would you want to remove it?
    To save weight, according to his first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    To save weight, according to his first post.
    Ah thank you, never seen that lol.

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    Dont think wath the weight of the car and the varying weight of driver / passenger, full or half tank, the spare removal will make any noticable difference to the car, drive or it's performance

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    Doesn't make sense to me.

    Yes the weight will be "saved" due to the spare being removed. However any damage to the sidewall or rim, no amount of foam will seal it.
    Then you have the hassle of cleaning the foam out if the wheel can be used again.

    Keep your spare (and remove the rear sear)

    My wifes Meriva VXR had a can of sealant as standard. It now has a 16" spare in the boot.

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