Spare Wheel or not?

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StephanT
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Spare Wheel or not?

Post by StephanT » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:22 pm

hi All,

I recently purchased a used 2.0 TDI, late 2017 model. It came with the Tech pack and the digital cluster entertains me to no end :)

I know that these don't come with a spare wheel as standard, ..but... Mine came with the higher load floor, and room for the spare wheel (with that black styrofoam insert that holds the jack, security wheel nut, and tyre lever etc.). I didn't see this in the other models I looked at - it was just and empty load bin underneath,... that makes me wonder whether this specific model might not have been equipped with that optional extra from the get go.
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Is there a way that I can check whether this car was supposed to have a spare wheel? Maybe a dealer can look it up on the vehicle database? Any other way to tell...

Naturally I would like to be sure before contact the selling Dealer and ask him for my spare wheel :shock:

best
Stephan


Ramage
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Ramage » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:30 pm

Doesn’t come with a spare! It was in the options list at £100 I think. Mine has the same space for a spare.


StephanT
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by StephanT » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:09 am

thanks for the clarification!




Graham
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Graham » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:28 am

I got a Q2 Sport from new, and like yours it had no spare wheel, but on mine the tools were in a compact round styrofoam insert designed to fit inside the rim of a spare wheel. It was held in place with a central floor-mounted bolt and wheel-nut which would also secure a spare wheel. I bought a wheel for £80 on ebay and everything fits fine. What's more, with the tool-holder sitting inside the wheel it all fits under the floor even with the floor in the lower position, maximising load space!

I suspect the tool-holder arrangement in your car might have been designed for the wheel space to be occupied by a Bose sound system. In any case, to get the most space-efficient arrangement you will need to fit a central floor-mounted bolt and wheel-nut to hold the wheel, and find the right kind of tool-holder, as well as buying the wheel.

The spare wheel spec for all versions of the Q2 is the same as for an A4 (2008-16) or A5 (2008-17). The tyre spec is T125/70 R19 100M. These space-saver wheels are quite easy to find on ebay etc. You can get a 'used' one, which probably means it's been carried in a car for a few years but this is fine if it's never been fitted and run on the road.
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StephanT
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by StephanT » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:49 pm

Graham wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:28 am
The spare wheel spec for all versions of the Q2 is the same as for an A4 (2008-16) or A5 (2008-17). The tyre spec is T125/70 R19 100M.
there seem to be these, which are 19" and there are also 18" and 17" ones..

I know there is only a small set of space saver spare wheels, hence the rolling circumference is hardly ever the same as your original tyre..., and as this is meant for short emergency trips it should not matter too much...

just looking at the original tyre: real tyre : 215/50 R18, it has a 2110mm circumference (if my maths was correct) and the circumference of the space saver spares are:
125/70 R19 : 2065mm circumference , thus 45mm less than stock (-2.1%)
145/80 R18 : 2164mm circumference, thus 55mm more than stock (+2.6%)

My feeling is to go with the 125/70 R19 as it has the least difference, but it will also have an ever so slightly smaller diameter and will fit in the trunk space better...


IanQ2
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by IanQ2 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:29 am

Graham wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:28 am
The spare wheel spec for all versions of the Q2 is the same as for an A4 (2008-16) or A5 (2008-17). The tyre spec is T125/70 R19 100M. These space-
The actual wheel spec is different, the A4/5 (B8 chassis) is 4x19 et 29 the Q2 is 3.5x19 et15.

The A4/5 has a centre bore of 66.6 and the Q2 has a 57.9.

Tyre spec is however the same.

Part number for the Q2 space saver wheel is 8S0 601 027 A and the tyre is 8W0 601 308 RHK

Only parts listed on ETKA is a 19" space saver, no 18" or 17"


StephanT
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by StephanT » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:04 am

Excellent, thanks Ian!


Graham
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Graham » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:02 am

IanQ2 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:29 am
Graham wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:28 am
The spare wheel spec for all versions of the Q2 is the same as for an A4 (2008-16) or A5 (2008-17). The tyre spec is T125/70 R19 100M. These space-
The actual wheel spec is different, the A4/5 (B8 chassis) is 4x19 et 29 the Q2 is 3.5x19 et15.

The A4/5 has a centre bore of 66.6 and the Q2 has a 57.9.

Tyre spec is however the same.

Part number for the Q2 space saver wheel is 8S0 601 027 A and the tyre is 8W0 601 308 RHK

Only parts listed on ETKA is a 19" space saver, no 18" or 17"
You're right Ian, and my earlier post was incorrect. I hadn't appreciated that the Q2 wheels had a smaller central bore - to be strictly accurate it is 57.1mm.

I've now re-sold the ex-A4 spare that I bought before, and bought one with the correct spec for the Q2 (£145 from thewheelshop.co.uk, brand new Audi wheel with Continental tyre).
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Alanmelon
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Alanmelon » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:23 am

Is there any consequence in using a wheel with a larger bore. Presumably it'll still go on?


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