Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

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Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by greycross » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:36 pm

Anyone got a SEL running on standard 205/55 R17 rims who specified a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

If so, I would be extremely interested in the size of the tyre fitted to the Spare Wheel ?

My SEL Spare Wheel has a 16" rim with a 205/55 R16 tyre on it, which will give a reduced rolling circumference if ever I need to fit it, and I just wondered if this was normal ??
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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by Halin9 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:58 pm

Hi...My SEL is on the upgraded 18 inch wheels and the factory supplied spare, is, as you say, 205/55/16..!.. If I'm unfortunate enough to have a puncture, I would be inclined to put the spare on the rear and keep two 18 ,s on the front.

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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by greycross » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:50 pm

Halin9 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Hi...My SEL is on the upgraded 18 inch wheels and the factory supplied spare, is, as you say, 205/55/16..!.. If I'm unfortunate enough to have a puncture, I would be inclined to put the spare on the rear and keep two 18 ,s on the front.
I don't think you will have to bother putting the spare on the rear if you have a puncture in the front..

I think you will find that even though the 16" wheel is smaller, that due to the higher profile of the tyre that the diameter is almost exactly the same !!

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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by rarrar » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:52 pm

But compared to the standard 205/55 17" fitted to the SEL the spare is 3.9% smaller rolling circumference.
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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by IWRA » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:57 am

rarrar wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:52 pm
But compared to the standard 205/55 17" fitted to the SEL the spare is 3.9% smaller rolling circumference.
Yes, but that's what VW supply, as I believe do Audi and Seat so they should know what they are doing!
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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by Jonblue » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:16 am

So has anyone an idea of what this 16 inch spare wheel (suitable for an 18 inch R line) would cost?

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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by Topcat » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:00 pm

Hi Jonblue I brought the 16 inch rim a 205/55/16 tyre Perilli P7 same tyre as on the RLine.I have all the tools and the insert to sit them in from my VW agent £234:00, it’s half the price if you factory order it £115.
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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by Jonblue » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:12 pm

Thanks for useful info Topcat! Two questions: My car is also an ex demonstrator from VW dealer so would I have to order ex Factory via them -- what did you do? And secondly did all the tools come with the wheel/tyre or did you have to buy them separately and cost? I am assuming looking at another thread this would fit as I have a Subwoofer fitted next to wheel sump area.

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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by Topcat » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:43 pm

Hi Jonblue this was what they ordered the lot was £234 with VAT . Others on this site have the same in there boot and with the Beats speaker and amp. Hope this helps. Yes to your last question all order after delivery as ex demo like yours.

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Re: Anyone got a SEL with a factory Option Spare Wheel ?

Post by Jonblue » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:02 pm

Thanks again Topcat.

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