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    Space saver for 2.7 S type XS

    I have the Mercury 18" wheels on my 2007 2.7 S type XS and I don't have a spare and was looking online for one,
    I would like to know if I could get away using a 16" or 17" space saver or would it foul the brake calliper. has any one else tried ??,

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    You could probably pick up the kind used on the STR quite cheaply, which would clear any of the brakes.

    The reference I have is T115/85R18 for the tyre - someone may know the rim details.

    A full size wheel does apparently fit in the boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04str View Post
    You could probably pick up the kind used on the STR quite cheaply, which would clear any of the brakes.

    The reference I have is T115/85R18 for the tyre - someone may know the rim details.

    A full size wheel does apparently fit in the boot.
    I have a full size front wheel as a spare in my STR. Fits fine with its 245x 40ZR x 18" tyre
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    Yep, a full size alloy wheel + tyre (245/40/18 ) fits in the well. Had one in my s-type tdv6.
    Last edited by Robinus; 16-12-18 at 15:02. Reason: Added the word 'alloy'.

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    I've found other cars with a space-saver also have a big enough spare well for a full size wheel.

    The tight-arsed manufacturers just don't want to give you one. It would be a steel one in any case even if you have alloys.

    Some who just give you a glue can probably don't have a spare well in the boot at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_S-V6_2004 View Post
    The tight-arsed manufacturers just don't want to give you one. It would be a steel one in any case even if you have alloys.
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    Steel Wheels are generally lighter than their equivalent size "Alloy", the actual metals used in road car ALLOYS are not as light as those on race cars and require a lot more material than a pressed steel wheel.

    The space saver saves both SPACE and weight, so helps the manufacture reduce the overall weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    Steel Wheels are generally lighter than their equivalent size "Alloy", the actual metals used in road car ALLOYS are not as light as those on race cars and require a lot more material than a pressed steel wheel.

    The space saver saves both SPACE and weight, so helps the manufacture reduce the overall weight.
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    Thanks all for the usfull replies. managed to pick up a 18" space saver with jack kit on ebay just waiting for it to arrive.

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    I tried a full size mercury 18inch in the boot, wheel fits perfect, but the black insert that holds that tools doesnt fit, it would if you shaved some of the polystyrene off though.

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