User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  1
Likes Likes:  1
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Different size rims on same axel

  1. #1
    VIP-Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    BIRMINGHAM
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C

    Trim : Life

    Engine : Z19DT

    Year : 07

    Default Different size rims on same axel

    I'm about to fit my new refurbed 17" alloys to replace my 16" steel wheels.
    I hadn't put any consideration in to the fact that the spare wheel I've got is 16" so now I'm stuck. I can't find a 5 x 110 steel wheel in 17" so I think my options are to get another 17" alloy (which cost almost as much as a set and I'm not sure would fit in the boot) or to put the same size tyre on the 16" spare wheel.

    Would the second option work, it obviously wouldn't be on the car for more than a week or so whilst the original is fixed but could I have a 215 50 17 on the same axel as a 215 50 16?

  2. #2
    North West - RO bonehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Warrington-ish
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    86 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : VXR!

    Engine : Z19DTH+

    Year : 57

    Default

    I have 235/35/19's on the snowflakes, the factory alloy, yet there's a space-saver in the boot.

    if you HAVE to have the spare on, make sure it's on the back!

    because........SIGNUM!


  3. #3
    Regular Member puppet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    East Ayrshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    1
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia 1.8 SRi

    Trim : VX Line Red

    Engine : 1.8VVT

    Year : 2011

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    I have 235/35/19's on the snowflakes, the factory alloy, yet there's a space-saver in the boot.

    if you HAVE to have the spare on, make sure it's on the back!
    +1 for this.

    Best practice is if you get a puncture on the front, swap a correctly sized wheel from the rear to the front, and put the space saver/smaller wheel on the rear. Just keep your 16" spare and do this if required.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    uk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra C

    Trim : sri auto estate + design auto x 2

    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

    Year : 08/07

    Default

    My 2008 1.9cdti sri estate has 17" alloys 215/50/17 as standard and it was supplied with a 15" space saver ( it's madness ). On the estate you can't fit a fullsized 17" alloy in the wheel well so as i had a vectra B as well which had a full size 16" spare with a 195/?/16 i tried this on front and back wheels and it's a very good fit both in tyre height and offset and clears the standard front brake caliper.Also as a added bonus it just about fits in the estates wheel well. If i were you i would look online at the tyre heights charts and fit a tyre to your 16" steel rim that is closest to your 17" tyres in height.I think it should fit in your wheel well ok if yours is a hatchback.
    Last edited by autov; 8th November 2018 at 23:31.

  5. Thanks Drogen24 thanked for this post
    Likes Drogen24 liked this post
  6. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Remember that the sole purpose of a space saver is to get you to the nearest garage to enable you to get the damaged tyre repaired or replaced. It is not meant to be used as an everyday wheel and tyre.

    You should also moderate your driving style and not go above 50 mph while the SS is fitted.

  7. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    uk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra C

    Trim : sri auto estate + design auto x 2

    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

    Year : 08/07

    Default

    [QUOTE=Big Dave;2505268]Remember that the sole purpose of a space saver is to get you to the nearest garage to enable you to get the damaged tyre repaired or replaced. It is not meant to be used as an everyday wheel and tyre.

    You should also moderate your driving style and not go above 50 mph while the SS is fitted.[/QUOTE

    Thats how it should be with a ss but how many have i seen being thrashed on front axels ,loads . My thoughs are i would sooner run with my 16" full size on a wet sunday night 300 mls from home and fully loaded ,running at moderate speeds rather than a 110 15" ss and trying to find a tyre fitters that is open in a unknown part of the world. What gets me is many cars can carry a full size wheel in the wheel well or cradle but are supplied with a ss.

  8. #7
    Regular Member fatfred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Bristol
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 1.6D

    Year : 2018

    Mileage : 1 hundred

    Default

    Buy a new car!. Spend 26 K and get a tin of f ing spray. ...

  9. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by autov View Post
    What gets me is many cars can carry a full size wheel in the wheel well or cradle but are supplied with a ss.
    People want cheaper road tax and also weight saving, which is why the manufacturers fit SS's in the boot, or even a can of glue and a mini compressor (or so they tell us).

  10. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Hastings
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C

    Trim : Exclusiv with Plus Pack

    Engine : 1.8i VVT

    Year : 2006

    Default

    [QUOTE=autov;2505314]
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Remember that the sole purpose of a space saver is to get you to the nearest garage to enable you to get the damaged tyre repaired or replaced. It is not meant to be used as an everyday wheel and tyre.

    You should also moderate your driving style and not go above 50 mph while the SS is fitted.[/QUOTE

    Thats how it should be with a ss but how many have i seen being thrashed on front axels ,loads . My thoughs are i would sooner run with my 16" full size on a wet sunday night 300 mls from home and fully loaded ,running at moderate speeds rather than a 110 15" ss and trying to find a tyre fitters that is open in a unknown part of the world. What gets me is many cars can carry a full size wheel in the wheel well or cradle but are supplied with a ss.
    My sentiments exactly. The guy that owned my car before me threw out the space saver and replaced it with a 16" steely.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 2 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 2 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. axel stands
    By nokiaman1978 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17th October 2010, 17:05
  2. Where to put axel/jack stands?
    By hkp_octb in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21st March 2010, 14:49
  3. found some rims....please let me know what tye size i need????
    By vectra_c_wannabe in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16th June 2009, 18:42
  4. axel weight and lowering springs
    By animal22 in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23rd April 2009, 04:48
  5. what size tires are on the VXR 19" rims..?
    By Rockster in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 28th September 2007, 18:01

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •