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I wish torenew the spacesaver spare on a diesel Venga with a matching alloy wheel. Can anyoneprovide a replacement?
 

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Hi Vengaman,


send a Private Message to Viking Paul. He quoted me for one when I wanted to replace my skinny spare. I am still saving up for it!



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Hi Bob Batty from BobB

I bought a full-sized alloy spare wheel with tyre (which fits in the spare wheel well) for £160 from a local wheel/tyre shop, in Fareham where I live. If you want their details let me know. Half the price of the official wheel and tyre...

 

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Thanks Bob,
Does your spare alloy match the ones on the car? If so I would welcome the details of your supplier.

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Hi Vengaman

If you send an email to me at [email protected] I'll send you details and some pics. The supplier I used is in Fareham where I live. There's a chance that they may know of a supplier in your area who may be able to provide you with one or else send one by freight (don't know the cost of this might be). The spare wheel is alloy, 5 stud and 5 spoke but doesn't quite match the Kia original, but it's only a spare, isn't it ?
 

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Hi guys,cani buy a skinny one off you if you s have managed to replace? My new venga comes with a can of gunk andan air compressor,that does nt appeal to me,i dont even get a wheel brace in this one!!James.
 

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Thanks i ll try that,id feel better knowing i had a spare rather than just a tin of goo and an air compressor,they dont even give you a wheel brace anymore!james.
 

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James that goo has a use by date so it has to be replaced after that date for a guarantee that it will work. You are going the right way in getting either a space saver or a full size wheel.
 

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Just a thought, Have you considered buying a steel wheel for the spare with new tyre.
When your tyres wear down for replacement put one of the worn tyres on the steel wheel and the new tyre on the alloy. Much cheaper. And the steel wheel will spend virtually all of its life hidden in the boot anyway so why bother with alloy.
 

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I did that right after I bought it. I was towing a caravan and didn't fancy the run flat.

The only drawback is that the steel spare is slightly larger and that means you cannot fit in the fancy tray.

I believe mine came from a basic Kia Soul, but I wouldn't swear to it.
 

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I agree with Jamesskye regarding lack of spare wheel I believe that the gunk or whatever, is virtually
useless unless it is a pin prick size puncture
I had this setup with a Audi A2 the first puncture it was all over the
road and had to be lifted and towed to a garage.

When are manufactures
going to forget this stupid arrangement and fit spares

I do not want a compressor as like many motorist I carry one
already.

Barry
 

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manufactures don't fit spare wheel any as it adds to the weight which can increase the CO2 which could but the car into the next tax bracket? Found this out when I got my Skoda Superp, but at least had the full size spare as an option at £100
 
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