Spare Wheel or not?

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IanQ2
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by IanQ2 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:48 am

Alanmelon wrote:
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?
The wheel sits on the flange of the hub and that is what carries the weight, the wheel bolts merely secure the wheel to the hub. If the wheel bore is bigger than the hub bore then the wheel will not site central and will not carry the weight correctly. Should the bore be bigger on the wheel you will need to run spigot rings to centralise the wheel and avoid any wobbles or vibrations that are caused from running the wrong wheel bore as well as carrying the weight on the hub not the wheel bolts.


Alanmelon
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Alanmelon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:17 pm

This is so confusing. So does the space saver wheel and/or tyre differ depending on original wheel size? Or is there just one space saver size for all wheel configurations? An eBay search lists an 18 and 19 inch variation.


Graham
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Graham » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:54 am

Alanmelon wrote:
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?
Yes the wheel will go on, but keeping the wheel 'centred' would rely on the bolts alone. The weight of the car could put too much lateral stress on the bolts, especially if the wheel hits a pot-hole for example. The bolts might shear off and the wheel would fall off.
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Graham » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 am

Alanmelon wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:17 pm
This is so confusing. So does the space saver wheel and/or tyre differ depending on original wheel size? Or is there just one space saver size for all wheel configurations? An eBay search lists an 18 and 19 inch variation.
The Audi 'original equipment' space-saver spare is definitely 19". An 18" wheel would work fine as a spare, provided the tyre has a similar rolling circumference to the main wheels. But pay attention to the tyre width if you want to be able to stow the spare under the load floor in the lower position. The OE 125/70r19 tyre fits fine, but the 18" variant I've seen has a 145mm tyre which probably won't fit under that floor.

Also, the OE circular moulded tool holder is designed to fit inside a 19" rim.
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Alanmelon
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Alanmelon » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:13 am

Thanks for the reply, Graham.
My Q2 runs the 18" alloys, and I would want a compatible spare with the narrow tyre for lower floor position and room for the round tool holder. Did the spare you recently purchased meet these criteria? If so, I'd be grateful if you could share the product code. Thanks.


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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Graham » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:54 am

Alanmelon wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:13 am
Thanks for the reply, Graham.
My Q2 runs the 18" alloys, and I would want a compatible spare with the narrow tyre for lower floor position and room for the round tool holder. Did the spare you recently purchased meet these criteria? If so, I'd be grateful if you could share the product code. Thanks.
Yes my spare meets these criteria (although with the tool holder in place it's a tight fit under the load floor).

Another contributor has posted the Audi part number for the steel wheel: 8S0 601 027 A. The spec is 3.5x19 ET15 with 57.1mm centre bore.
Similarly, the part number for the tyre is stated as 8W0 601 308 RHK, and the spec is 125/70 R19 100M.

I got mine from https://www.thewheelshop.co.uk/audi-q2- ... wheel.html at half the price quoted by my Audi dealer.
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by gerdy252 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:41 pm

My S-Line Q2 came with no space saver wheel, but it did have the foam insert/jack and tyre repair foam with pump.

I have 18" tyres and therefore bought the 18" Q2 spare wheel from wheelshop.co.uk -£125 (after choosing to disregard the repeated advice to go with 19" on this forum!)

So the 18" space saver arrived (with a non-branded tyre - 'longlife' or something like that) It fitted into the boot space, but the foam insert provided by Audi, would not fit into the centre of the new wheel ; meaning the tyre could not be bolted in, and only the upper level for the floor boot would be available.

I ordered the 19" Q2 tyre £145, it fits perfectly AND has a Continental tyre on it.
I now have a spare tyre and the boot floor can be at it's lowest position.
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Re: Spare Wheel or not?

Post by Graham » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:54 pm

gerdy252 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:41 pm
My S-Line Q2 came with no space saver wheel, but it did have the foam insert/jack and tyre repair foam with pump.

I have 18" tyres and therefore bought the 18" Q2 spare wheel from wheelshop.co.uk -£125 (after choosing to disregard the repeated advice to go with 19" on this forum!)

So the 18" space saver arrived (with a non-branded tyre - 'longlife' or something like that) It fitted into the boot space, but the foam insert provided by Audi, would not fit into the centre of the new wheel ; meaning the tyre could not be bolted in, and only the upper level for the floor boot would be available.

I ordered the 19" Q2 tyre £145, it fits perfectly AND has a Continental tyre on it.
I now have a spare tyre and the boot floor can be at it's lowest position.
Glad you got the right one in the end!

The key take-out is that the rim size of the main wheels is irrelevant. All the wheel-size options for the Q2 have approximately the same rolling circumference (i.e. measured once around the tyre tread surface). Both the 18" and 19" spare wheel variants also have about the same rolling circumference, so either would be fine when fitted to a hub, but only the 19" spare fits with the tool holder under the load floor in lower position.
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