home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > performance & modifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-11-2020, 06:18 AM   #1
K9 240
Board Member
 
K9 240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Midlands UK
Default New problem with larger wheel fitment

Finally got some 215/60/15 tyres on my 7x15x20 multi X wheels.
The wheels fit under my 240 without a problem even though it's lowered a bit.
Problem came when trying to fit the spare tyre in the space provided (left rear butt cheek).
Basically it does not fit even after trimming the side panel & letting all the air out of the tyre.
This is not a large tyre/wheel combo by any means, so what are people on here doing?
Is there a space saver spare that would fit in the space under the floor?
That empty butt cheek is just the right size for a bottle of nitrous!
Tim
K9 240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2020, 11:17 AM   #2
VB242
F*ck 12
 
VB242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In my 15x20 Corona cell
Default

I just lay my 275/40/17 flat on the floor, but I don't go to Costco with this car either.
__________________
"i will destroy all of you!"
-Sheldon Plankton

Booty Scooty
https://youtu.be/i4oAOZ8nbq4
VB242 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2020, 02:45 PM   #3
carver
Redblock for life.
 
carver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Seattle
Default

195/65/R15's will fit but even then you have to let out a fair amount of air. Caught me by surprise too.
carver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2020, 02:28 AM   #4
hessam69
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Default

Do you have any more multi x wheels for sale?
hessam69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2020, 03:15 AM   #5
K9 240
Board Member
 
K9 240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Midlands UK
Default

Unfortunately my wagon is regularly loaded up which makes having a spare wheel in the cargo area a problem. Looks a bit odd to carry the spare on the back seat (when it is a seat).
Sorry hessam69 - no extra wheels to sell.
K9 240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2020, 11:10 PM   #6
Harry Tuttle
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: in your ducts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carver View Post
195/65/R15's will fit but even then you have to let out a fair amount of air. Caught me by surprise too.
I was aggravated to find this too. Who wants to carry a deflated spare? Currently working on modifying the cover. The tight area is only 2"X4".

The joke is that I was previously using a pretty narrow spare and a 140 cover. Didn't realize until lately that the 140 cover is much flatter. It didn't even come close to closing with a normal tire.
__________________
I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone


Quote:
Originally Posted by sbabbs
just gutless low compression k-junk
Harry Tuttle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2020, 04:47 PM   #7
klr142
Turbo, what?
 
klr142's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: OR
Default

Your spare tire/wheel do not need to match the rest of your tires. Having a close diameter is all you need. 185/65-15(slightly shorter than your new tires) or 195/65-15(basically the same diameter as your new tires) will fit better and be just fine for use in emergency situations only.
klr142 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2020, 05:16 PM   #8
Redwood Chair
K-jet For Life
 
Redwood Chair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: - Stock PSI Or Bust -
Default

205-60-15 on a 6" wheel barely shoehorns in there, on a 7" wheel it doesn't quite go in.
__________________
Raise The Lowered


Image hosted by servimg.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by hiperfauto View Post
Folks on here don't know a good deal when they see it.
how psi stock cna support?

Redwood Chair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2020, 06:53 PM   #9
dl242gt
Happy playing the blues
 
dl242gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: S NJ, a suburb of Phila.
Default

I too use a 205-60-15 for my spare. It's on a 740 steelie and just fits in the area. If I set up another spare I will probably use something like Kyle suggests. That size is also a lighter tire. The 205-60-15 on a steelie is quite heavy.
__________________
Dave,
1982 242 turbo. 338k miles. MVP coilovers and 3" exhaust. Flowed 405 with a V15. Cossie turbine housing with upgraded compressor housing. 90+, IPD remote oil filter. Some other goodness, too. Been lots of fun over 25 years. Restored in 2k. Now ready for a 2nd restoration.

1993 245 Classic, 430k miles, enem V15. IPD bars and chassis braces. Simons sport exhaust from Scandix. sbabbs ezk chip. Been a good road warrior. Genuine Volvo rebuilt leaky M47.
dl242gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2020, 06:59 PM   #10
VB242
F*ck 12
 
VB242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In my 15x20 Corona cell
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dl242gt View Post
I too use a 205-60-15 for my spare. It's on a 740 steelie and just fits in the area. If I set up another spare I will probably use something like Kyle suggests. That size is also a lighter tire. The 205-60-15 on a steelie is quite heavy.
Heavy,schmeavy just turn up the boost
VB242 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2020, 10:46 PM   #11
klr142
Turbo, what?
 
klr142's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: OR
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dl242gt View Post
I too use a 205-60-15 for my spare. It's on a 740 steelie and just fits in the area. If I set up another spare I will probably use something like Kyle suggests. That size is also a lighter tire. The 205-60-15 on a steelie is quite heavy.
The wheels he's using are 7" wide and yours are 6", so if he puts the 205/60-15 on a 7", it might still not fit.
klr142 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2020, 10:52 PM   #12
JohnMc
PV Abuser
 
JohnMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Louis
Default

I got a space saver spare tire out of a newer Volvo in the junkyard. Easily fits under the cover in the back of the wagon, fits over the large brakes (RX7( in front, fits properly on the adapters (I'm running FWD offset 17X7 wheels).
__________________
'63 PV Rat Rod
'93 245 16VT Classic #1141
JohnMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2020, 01:30 AM   #13
BeaverMeat
Board Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Vancouver Island
Default

Put it on the roof. Off-road style.
BeaverMeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.