What size tyre for 17inch spare wheel?

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What size tyre for 17inch spare wheel?

Postby zarad38 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:24 pm

I have recently bought a Meriva with factory fit 225.40x18 alloy wheels and tyres. Can anyone tell me what size tyre I would need for the 17 inch spare wheelrim I have bought from Vauxhall . Why they dont supply it with a tyre I do not know but worst of all Arnold Clarke (who I bought the rim from) and even Vauxhall customer care can`t answer the question either. I would be happy if someone could help.By the way its the Meriva with the suicide doors. Cheers
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What size tyre for 17inch spare wheel?

Postby conner91 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:27 pm

A 225.45.17 tyre wil give you the same overall diameter as your 18" wheels and tyres, but whether there is room for it in the boot is another matter.
They don't supply with a spare wheel because this makes the vehicle lighter when they do the EU fuel consumption tests so it uses less fuel and emits less CO2 so it falls in a lower taxation category.
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What size tyre for 17inch spare wheel?

Postby milton59 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:37 pm

They don't supply it with a spare as punctures are so few and far between not it does not justify the cost, weight and space used. You no longer need a spare in the same way you do not carry spares of other vehicle components

If the tyre supplier cannot find out or work out the 17 inch size from the info of the alloys tyres then I suggest you go elsewhere as they are not worth dealing with.
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Postby duayne61 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:43 pm

You have been given the wrong size spare wheel as it should match the ones on the car. Alternativly it may be a space saver (much narrower than the others) in which case you should ask the tyre fitters for a tyre that will give you the same rolling diameter. They will achive this by fitting a tyre with a 65 height profile.
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What size tyre for 17inch spare wheel?

Postby yerucham100 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:47 pm

Try this calculator:http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

225 45 17 looks ok.
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Postby faegan98 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:50 pm

if its a 17 inch rim then you want a 17 inch tyre ?
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Postby devron69 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:53 pm

17"? if you are running 18"s you want an 18" Spare.
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