Spare wheel options

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Post by UKDucatiman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 pm

Whilst at my local garage getting a slow puncture fixed I was informed never to use the repair kit gunk as this would leave the tyre unrepairable. This got me thinking about getting a spare wheel for the car. I did contact Mazda but was put off by their expensive offering! Has anybody looked at any alternative options?
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Post by jtonline » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:27 pm

I bought a full size alloy wheel, jack etc from Mazda. Not cheap, but convenient in the event of a puncture.
See write-up on my website here: http://www.jtonline.info/18-inch-spare-wheel/

If, however, you want to stick with the space-saver wheel kit, you may find some for sale online (ebay etc) that are cheaper than dealer prices.
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Post by 1Monty » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:55 pm

jtonline wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:27 pm
I bought a full size alloy wheel, jack etc from Mazda. Not cheap, but convenient in the event of a puncture.
See write-up on my website here: http://www.jtonline.info/18-inch-spare-wheel/

If, however, you want to stick with the space-saver wheel kit, you may find some for sale online (ebay etc) that are cheaper than dealer prices.
Hi jtonline

I have had a look at the space saver wheels on ebay which there are many at various prices. Unless I'm missing something here they are all 16". My wheels are 18", so how does that work. I would have thought it would be like driving with a limp. :D
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Post by jtonline » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:18 pm

Yep, the space saver wheel is 16" diameter and the recommended tyre size is T125/90D16 98M.
When fitted, you should only drive at max. 50mph for the shortest distance possible. Mazda recommend that you do not fit to the front axle.

N.B: If you buy the wheel & tyre from an ebay seller, unless you're buying the complete kit, you'll also need the two replacement polystyrene pieces, jack & bolt, & wheel nut wrench.
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Post by 1Monty » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:56 am

jtonline wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:18 pm
Yep, the space saver wheel is 16" diameter and the recommended tyre size is T125/90D16 98M.
When fitted, you should only drive at max. 50mph for the shortest distance possible. Mazda recommend that you do not fit to the front axle.

N.B: If you buy the wheel & tyre from an ebay seller, unless you're buying the complete kit, you'll also need the two replacement polystyrene pieces, jack & bolt, & wheel nut wrench.
Thanks for the info jtonline. That was going to be my next question regarding the polystyrene moulding. Do you know where I could purchase that from and roughly what price please. Would I also need anything else like any base padding for the wheel.

The wheel I looked at on eBay came with a jack and brace. I would go for a full size alloy wheel but don't want to loose the boot depth.

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Post by jtonline » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:55 am

The Mazda parts required (other than the space saver wheel & tyre) and part numbers are in my blog article. A call to your dealer will confirm current prices. The Mazda jack fits in the cubby hole behind the plastic panel in the boot and secures with a bolt that is a separate part. The wheel nut wrench doubles up as a jack handle.

With a bit of internet searching, you may find someone who's selling the whole kit of bits, but make sure to ask your dealer for their best price for the kit so you don't pay over the odds elsewhere. The Mazda kit part number is on the accessories section of the UK website - one kit for cars with and one for cars without Bose sub.
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Post by zoylander » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:19 pm

I would not leave home without a spare wheel.
I had the car delivered with the full space saver kit which cost £332.64 including VAT.
A small price to pay for peace of mind.
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Post by 1Monty » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:10 pm

jtonline wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:55 am
The Mazda parts required (other than the space saver wheel & tyre) and part numbers are in my blog article. A call to your dealer will confirm current prices. The Mazda jack fits in the cubby hole behind the plastic panel in the boot and secures with a bolt that is a separate part. The wheel nut wrench doubles up as a jack handle.

With a bit of internet searching, you may find someone who's selling the whole kit of bits, but make sure to ask your dealer for their best price for the kit so you don't pay over the odds elsewhere. The Mazda kit part number is on the accessories section of the UK website - one kit for cars with and one for cars without Bose sub.


Thanks jtonline
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Post by 1Monty » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:11 pm

zoylander wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:19 pm
I would not leave home without a spare wheel.
I had the car delivered with the full space saver kit which cost £332.64 including VAT.
A small price to pay for peace of mind.

I agree zoylander.
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Post by alanandlyn » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:19 pm

1Monty wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:11 pm
zoylander wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:19 pm
I would not leave home without a spare wheel.
I had the car delivered with the full space saver kit which cost £332.64 including VAT.
A small price to pay for peace of mind.

I agree zoylander.
Weird how we all think. My initial reaction was against the "no spare wheel" option but then I thought - hang on, I've run a VW Polo for 7 years and never used the spare wheel so what a waste of money that was. I've now had my CX-3 for 2 years and haven't missed the spare wheel so I'm not convinced by the "peace of mind argument".
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