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Old 01-11-2019, 10:52 PM   #1
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I'm looking to mount my spare tire and jack in the factory locations, I located a spare tire strap (I don't have it yet, the pictured one is a military surplus strap), and have a nice cover for the spare, where was the jack supposed to go?
My spare is a 17" but I think everything will still work.





I know its easy to wrap the jack in a rag and stick it behind the spare, but curious what the factory did.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:09 PM   #2
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I guess no one knows?
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:49 PM   #3
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Bought an owners manual for my specific car on ebay since no one has any idea. Guess you guys let them bang around loose, or more likely don't have a functional factory jack since they have all been crushed shut by idiots...I would like to make everything non performance related to be like close to showroom new.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:15 PM   #4
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Not sure what factory did but mine is kept in the spare tire cover pocket. The spare I have is only like a 14" or 15" inch so everything sits nicely in there. I tuck the handle in between the spare and cover. Don't hear anything clanking around in the trunk when driving.


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Old 01-12-2019, 11:29 PM   #5
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Hmm, mine fits in there as well, maybe thats where it goes. The factory cover fits over my 17" spare tire so no problems there. I was hoping to stuff it full of tools . Thanks for the response!
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:42 AM   #6
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I know on some newer cars they have molded Styrofoam for the jack and handle that sit inside the spare tire. My '03 GTI had one that held everything neatly, might be worth a shot seeing if something like that would work.

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Old 01-13-2019, 08:44 AM   #7
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The 242gt with no butt cheeks had a std 14 Inch rim and a tyre that has a Inch high side wall until it was inflated. I have only seen one uninflated
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:24 PM   #8
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Mine is a DL with full size R spare
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:15 PM   #9
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Jack always fit upside down between wheel and the chassis "frame rail" from what I remember. Handle goes in first with the jack next, sort of trapping the ends of the handle under the jack.

I'll add a picture later.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:24 PM   #10
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Ah, so the outside of the rim faces the quarter panel. My spare would have rim to quarter panel contact. Guess I'll have to do something else then.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:48 PM   #11
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Nevermind, that goes to a new car

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