Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

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Jonblue
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Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by Jonblue » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:56 am

I know a lot has been said about this subject but the best price I can find for a spacesaver for my R Line with 18 inch wheels is £180 which includes tool kit and carriage. Can anyone provide details of a cheaper supplier? Also, I understand that legally you need a retaining fixing bolt screw clamp for VW T Cross space saver wheel which did not come with my car and does not come with spacesaver wheel as far as I can see.

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IWRA
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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by IWRA » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:04 am

You can do a lot better on eBay even if you have to buy the tool kit separately. There is currently a wheel and tyre advertised for £80.
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Jonblue
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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by Jonblue » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:44 am

Thanks IWRA -- I must have missed that as I looked at Ebay -- was it used by any chance?

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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by robby71 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:00 pm

Be careful buying used off ebay, etc - check the date code as some are old and could be dangerous
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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by IWRA » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:54 am

It can't be that old. Used but unlikely to have been used on the road.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-T-CROSS-S ... %7Ciid%3A1
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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by robby71 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:59 pm

IWRA wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:54 am
It can't be that old. Used but unlikely to have been used on the road.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-T-CROSS-S ... %7Ciid%3A1
Well first glance it's rusty so it's been sat outside for a while then looking at the tyre (enlarged) it has the date code 0206 which means the tyre was made in the 2nd week of 2006 - the tyre is therefore 14.5 years old - well past the recommended 5 year shelf life for a new tyre or 10 years recommended life when fitted to the car

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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by IWRA » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:18 pm

Well spotted, too good to be true
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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by BarryMac » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:24 pm

Be careful there’s a lot of non VW kits out there with skinny temporary wheels in the wrong size and jacks with the incorrect fitment. I checked all the part numbers with VW and found that i could get the full genuine kit cheaper through Seat as the same kit is used on the Arona. £120 for everything delivered with the correct jack, tool kit, holder etc. VW wanted nearly £200. Fits perfectly in the boot.
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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by robby71 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:55 pm

Do you have a pic of your spare wheel/ toolkit in the boot Barry? does the foam holder sit inside the wheel or around the outside?
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Re: Space saver wheel for T Cross R line - best price?

Post by BarryMac » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:00 am

The wheel sits face down in the well - you should already have a plastic screw thing to hold it down as it currently holds your tyre repair kit in place. The foam insert then sits inside the wheel held in place by a strap that’s passed through the holes in the spare wheel. I’ll take a picture later in situ. Very neat and identical to factory install.
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