Spare Wheel & MeisterR Coilovers

Spare Wheel & MeisterR Coilovers

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Osmoliver

Original Poster:

174 posts

67 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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I fitted a set of MeisterR coilovers recently. The downside to this and something I didn't anticipate is that the spare wheel no longer fits in its usual location.

I tried drilling a new hole in the spare wheel holder thing to offset the bolt hole, but it still fouls on the adjuster of the coilover.

Is there a common solution to this problem? Anyone got any creative ideas?

Osmoliver

Original Poster:

174 posts

67 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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I've decided that my solution is to remove the spare wheel.

I always carry a small air compressor and have just bought a tyre puncture repair kit (strips, not an aerosol) to keep in the boot too.


Scrump

11,874 posts

119 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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I had read that in order to keep the spare wheel you need to put the retaining bolt through one of the wheel stud holes instead of the centre bore hole.

Osmoliver

Original Poster:

174 posts

67 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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Scrump said:
I had read that in order to keep the spare wheel you need to put the retaining bolt through one of the wheel stud holes instead of the centre bore hole.
I have also read that, but the spare wheel doesn't sit flush to the boot floor when you line up one of the wheel stud holes with the hole in the boot floor on my car. There's a 'ridge' on the boot floor that locates the spare wheel in the correct place. This results in the bolt being unable to reach the hole in the boot floor.

I could get a longer bolt, but I think I'm happy to accept the risk of not carrying a spare wheel.


geordiepingu

116 posts

22 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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A can of tyre weld and tyre compressor weighs significantly less than a spare wheel, should net you faster lap times of your local Tesco's car park