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im thinking of using a space saver spare from a modern car, needs to be a 4 stud ford patern, im runing big a little tyres so think might look a bit odd but is only to get me back home, sports car use them so what ya think? what car should i get one from escort, ka, mondao?:tup:
 

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mondeos dont have a space saver on mk1 or 2s and mk3 is 5 stud, the later ka is made by fiat and the wheels dont fit fords, how about just using a minx wheel with a space saver tyre on it?
 

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minx are 15's, i dont think you can have difrrent sizes on the same axle, the 14 i have is the wrong stud pattern but is way smaller than the front and rears im useing, i might just use a normall wheel (spare front) at least its close to the sizes im using
 

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i think all space savers are 15s
iv got 1 in my yard, dont no were its come from, probaly a skip, its says 14 on the tyre? would audi tt's porsche etc be 15 i would think they would be 16's or 17's :beuj:
 

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Good idea. I use a space saver on the 'stang. Easy for me as most big Japs use old US stud pattern, mine's from a Skyline. Camaro owning mates use them from X300/X308 Jags. They're worth at least a dozen tins more beer in the boot for shows...... From the ones I've seen most space savers seem to be zero offset so wouldn't matter if FWD or RWD, it's only to get you home after all. Make sure your wheels nuts fit the wheel properly though as most will be designed for bolts.
 

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Surely it doesn't matter about the rim diameter as long as it fits the stud pattern you're using and the tire O/D is close enough to the tyre you're using?
 

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I heard somewhere that there are a fair few modern cars which carry space savers that will not fit over the front caliper. You have to fit a rear wheel to the front and put the space saver on the back. I guess this suggests, as with any other wheels, that there's a bit more to it than just the bolt pattern?
 
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