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Just wondering how many other Mk1 er's like myself are running round with excess weight ie running on 15" wheels and still got the original 14" space saver in the boot. Mines on 195 x 50 x 15's which when put next to the 14" space saver looks more like 2" in diameter bigger, wouldn't like to use it as a spare especially on the back with an lsd.It's only took me 12 months to realise
 

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Do people keep the space saver in the boot? Mine's in the garage, replaced by a can of tyreweld. The reduction in weight must have saved me a fortune in fuel consumption.
 

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I had to use my spare a few months back. It was very very scary. I have 15s on but had to use the 14 inch space saver. God I nearly cried at the thought of having to use it but I only had to go about 3/4 of a mile to the nearest tyre place. Served its purpose but I moved about 25mph and about 15 round the round about I had to take. I was very dubious.
 

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at the risk of sounding like a twat here....

arent 14's on 65's supposed the be the same as 16's on 50's (or whatever), and wouldnt the same principle apply to the spacesaver?
 

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My 15's (195/50/15) cant be far off the rolling diameter of my space saver. It doesnt worry me in the slightest for a journey home if i've a puncture.
 

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I would rather limp home on a slightly out space saver than be stranded and relying on tyre weld.
 

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I would rather limp home on a slightly out space saver than be stranded and relying on tyre weld.
Why? I've not heard of a problem with tyreweld from the few people I know who've used it. One even drove around on it for 6 months (no, I wouldn't recommend it either).
 

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I would rather limp home on a slightly out space saver than be stranded and relying on tyre weld.
Why? I've not heard of a problem with tyreweld from the few people I know who've used it. One even drove around on it for 6 months (no, I wouldn't recommend it either).
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Because I've had a tyre shredded before. Somehow a yale type door key was stuck in it and took a large piece of tyre out. Wouldn't fancy gluing that!
 

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arent 14's on 65's supposed the be the same as 16's on 50's (or whatever), and wouldnt the same principle apply to the spacesaver?
You're not wrong.

195/50R15 == 185/60R14.

That is all. Carry on.
 

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Exactly. Thankfully I've never had to use my space saver but I'll always carry it instead of tyreweld. In fact I've probably got a can of tyreweld IN my spacesaver lol.
 

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My VX only had tyre weld, no spare, as do GT3's etc.

If its good enough for them.....
 

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Nowt wrong with Tyre weld, when I was a cabbie I used it on many occassions and drove thousands of miles on the repaired tyres.
 

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tyre weld is ok if its a normal sort of puncture, but a full on blow out in the middle of nowhere and you will be wishing you had the spare wheel in the back

out of curiosity, are there any uk mx5 owners that have relocated the spare under the boot floor? [needs exhaust altering]
 
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