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Wanted: spare wheel carrier for alloy wheel

fig

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Hi all

It appears that an alloy spare wheel will need a different carrier to the steel wheels. Is this so?

If it is, does anyone have one for an alloy wheel?
 

Wanna Be

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Are you referring to the bracket on the rear door?

I am no expert, but on my Prof the alu (Aftermarket rim) fits on the bracket. The only difference is that it mounted with the inside inwards and not like the steelies inside outwards

Just a comment from observation

Regards
 

fig

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Are you referring to the bracket on the rear door?

I am no expert, but on my Prof the alu (Aftermarket rim) fits on the bracket. The only difference is that it mounted with the inside inwards and not like the steelies inside outwards

Just a comment from observation

Regards
Thanks. Yes, the spare wheel hanging bracket on the rear door. So it's the same for steelies and alloys, they just fit the other way around? How does this affect spacing between the wheel and door?
 

Gerhard van Rooyen

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There are different types of brackets - one with short studs and one with long, for wheel facing either inward or outward, I am however not sure whether they are specifically for alloy rims or steel.
I suppose it depends on what you prefer? With the long studs you may be limited w.r.t. bigger tyres.
I have the short stud bracket with alloy rims, 31x10.5 tyres with about 8mm clearance.

Maybe someone with more experience can chime in.
 

fig

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So I removed my steel spare wheel and offered up the alloy spare and discovered it fits exactly the same way.:oops:

So obviously the same spare wheel hanger regardless of wheel type.
 

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Afaik the only difference involves if you want the world to see the inside or the outside of the rim. If you want fairface out then you have to have an extension tube made to enable this.

I nearly did this some years ago - not to show the world how beautiful my steel rim looked but to try and escape the bright white lettering of the tyre that said BITSABATSU HONDKRAPPER
 

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Parts of this story are reasonably true about a set of tyres i once owned. Here is how it rubbed me - the plainly lettered side of the tyre, which i prefer outermost, had fine ridges in the sidewall radiating outwards instantly trapping dirt, which meant my tyres were always brown. I do not roll with brown tyres. And no amount of scrubbing could get them black again.

I also dont roll with bright white lettering getting scuffed by rocks - but that side of this particular brand had plain smooth shiny black rubber - ie with no ridges on the white letter side so the tyre stayed black. And no amount of scrubbing could get the letters black again. I even tried smearing katjiebotter on them to get the rats to chew the name off.

I lived with the brown tyres until the tyre that ended up on the swing-out spare carrier had some missing letters from rocks. It now said: BITSABATSU HONDK A ER

As i said, parts of this story are true.