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Post by Geordie Amanda on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:03 pm

I don't know if this signifies the beginning of them landing on our shores, but I've been informed that my Vitara spare wheel should be here by the end of the week. Hooray Smile

Will be interested to see how much space it takes up (its the space saver version)


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Post by theforestdweller on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:45 pm

The SpaceSaver fits comfortably with space to store oddments around the wheel or inside the dish of the wheel. I dumped polystyrene tray in mine to make more room. Using a DIY fitment for securing the wheel I located the wheel off-centre to maximise the storage space on one side.
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Post by Geordie Amanda on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:48 pm

Thanks.

Will I lose the full depth of the boot so have to use the adjustable floor (if you see what I mean?)

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Post by theforestdweller on Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:37 pm

The wheel sits within the height of the spare wheel well and so both of the floors can be used without any problem Smile
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Post by Geordie Amanda on Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:39 pm

whoo hoo. Mind you it makes you think why they didn't put one in to start with. Cant imagine the weight effects the emissions too much

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Post by theforestdweller on Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:50 pm

I think it all comes down to money as well. All manufacturers of anything but luxury marques will save even a few pence per vehicle if they can. Also they can then charge inflated prices by making "options" of those things we may think of a as standard fitments.
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Post by Admin on Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:03 pm

Will be interesting to see pictures of the genuine article G/A to see how our budget versions compare, another local dealer is Suzuki/Mitsubishi and says Mitsubishi optional space savers are also a nightmare to obtain for customers, just shows there is a demand for the old fashioned spare in the boot

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Post by Geordie Amanda on Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:30 am

Working away from the car at the moment. Will try to remember when I see it again Very Happy You do get a new insert for the wheel in the boot and the old poly one is binned (well mine was as I don't have the storage space).

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Post by RichK on Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:07 pm

Could someone point me in the direction of a space saver wheel or is a dealer jobby.

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Post by theforestdweller on Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:17 pm

In the early days there were some on E-Bay. These were for the pre-2012 Suzuki SX4 and the equivalent Fiat Sedici, and came via various Breakers. I think people caught on as they are few and far between on E-Bay, but if you have a local Breakers give them a try. They are usually in "as new" condition - well mine was Smile
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Post by RichK on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:22 pm

Ok thanks, will keep a look out.

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Post by Admin on Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:41 pm

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Post by plunet on Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:19 pm

Admin wrote:Grab it quick.....

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Bit confused if this really is compatible with the New Vitara.
In fact I'm finding it hard to find any online reference to the spec of the space saver wheel for the new vitara anywhere.
Even a couple of the official parts sites don't seem to list the spec.

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Post by plunet on Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:48 pm

plunet wrote:
Admin wrote:Grab it quick.....

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Bit confused if this really is compatible with the New Vitara.
In fact I'm finding it hard to find any online reference to the spec of the space saver wheel for the new vitara anywhere.
Even a couple of the official parts sites don't seem to list the spec.

OK, have managed to find a few more references - including in these forums - and bought that wheel and tyre on ebay. Cool

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Post by theforestdweller on Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:59 pm

I'm amazed it was still available! Obviously not enough of new Vitara owners have searched out this site yet Rolling Eyes
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Post by Admin on Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:33 pm

theforestdweller wrote:I'm amazed it was still available!

+1 I was half expecting that to have gone within the hour of me posting the link confused

plunet wrote:OK, have managed to find a few more references - including in these forums - and bought that wheel and tyre on ebay. Cool

Glad to hear the forum is of use Plunet, please take 5 minutes to introduce yourself in the members section and post some pictures of your Vitara if possible in the Members Vitara Photo's, the forum is in it's early stages but already we have some very informative members who are only to willing to help out with anything Vitara thumbl

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Post by plunet on Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:16 pm

Admin wrote:
theforestdweller wrote:I'm amazed it was still available!  

+1 I was half expecting that to have gone within the hour of me posting the link  confused

plunet wrote:OK, have managed to find a few more references - including in these forums - and bought that wheel and tyre on ebay. Cool

Glad to hear the forum is of use Plunet, please take 5 minutes to introduce yourself in the members section and post some pictures of your Vitara if possible in the Members Vitara Photo's,  the forum is in it's early stages but already we have some very informative members who are only to willing to help out with anything Vitara  thumbl

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Thanks Karl - I will post something shortly, I'm due to get the Vitara S later next week.

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Post by graham04 on Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:27 pm

Sedici wheels are still popping up on ebay. Just picked one up for the princely sum of £39.99 delivered. Looked grubby in the pics but is in fact brand new.
After looking at the empty wheel space I will probably stick some sound deadening sheets around the small original one. It sounds a bit tinny if you tap it and can't hurt.

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Post by Admin on Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:10 pm

Nice find at that price Graham, they did seem to either be gone the day of listing or double the price just recently

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