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Old 29-08-2006, 13:42   #1
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spacesaver tyre and wheel

Apologies if this has already been covered but I am trying to find some definitive information on the spacesaver spare for an 06 model year Leon.

I bought this car (2.0 TDI Reference Sport) 10 days ago, It is a pre registered 06 model and therefore does not have a spare wheel. I have asked the parts dept. at the dealer what the part numbers and prices are, this is what I was told :-

There are two versions of spacesaver wheels for the Leon, an 18" one and a 16" one, both apparantly will fit my car ?
The 18" wheel with tyre is readily available from Seat for approx £173.68
The 16" wheel is not currently available as Seat do not have any suitable tyres available.
I then asked if the 16" rim was available without the tyre, it is for £39.55, the idea being to source the tyre myself. I therefore asked what the spec of the tyres was, and was told that the 18" version is a 125-70-18 and that the 16" version is a 125-70-16
I am assuming that the '70' in both cases is the aspect ratio, so how can a 16" rim with a '70' aspect ratio tyre fit a car that has 205-55-16 tyres as standard? Even more worrying, how could a 125-70-18 ever fit?.

The dealer later phoned me back and sail that they could source and fit a brigestone tyre to the 16" rim for an all in price of £99, which I guess isn't bad, I am just worried that what he is telling me is wrong.

If anyone has a new Leon with a spacesaver spare, could they confirm the tyre and rim size for me please, and the size of the standard wheels on the car. Thanks
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Old 31-08-2006, 16:23   #2
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At the time I tried to get a space saver for our Altea there where two different sizes available in Europe, 16" and 18", but only 18" in UK (as far as I know). The tyre size for the 18" was T125/70 R18. From the thread below there are links to the German Seat forum (provided by Klawit) which seem to confirm that the tyre size for the 16" wheel is T125/70 R16 (subject to my best German translation)

http://http://www.seatcupra.net/foru...ht=space+saver

The dealer may actually be correct for once

Edit: By the way, welcome to the site and enjoy your new car!
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Old 31-08-2006, 16:40   #3
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Do the tyres go in your boot, or under it?

If they go in the boot, surely it'd be cheaper to find a full size steelie and tyre from eBay? If I was in your shoes, I'd do that as space savers can really ruin a day, especially when you're in a rush.
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doesnt come with a spare wheel? is it like the gilf with a repair kit to get you home then?
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Old 06-10-2006, 22:42   #5
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The original Mk2 Leons came with a tin of foam etc, but the 2007MY FR comes with a space saver as standard (I don't know if it is an FR or a 2007MY thing)

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