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Steel wheel size for XTR
#1
Hello,
Just taken delivery of new XTR  for which I want to get a full size 17" steel rimmed spare. But what size wheel do I need to ensure compatability so I can fit a matching 205/55 R17 tyre.
Most sites appear to offer only 16" and although you can get close to match the size of a 17" with using a 205/60 R16 it's not the same. But is it good enough? 
Or do I get another alloy from citroen-shop.eu for €135 plus tax and worry about it getting stolen?
Any comments much appreciated. U
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#2
If the other 4 are alloy, having a steel spare with a slightly different size probably won't matter. There are several other cars with the same bolt pattern, maybe one of them has a 17" steel?

https://www.wheelfitment.eu/car/Citroen/...2022).html
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#3
Do bear in mind that wheel nuts for alloy wheels may not secure steel wheels.
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2012 Iron Grey XTR 110 with lots of bits and bobs.
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#4
I suppose there maybe a difference between the nuts for steel or alloys. But on a previous multi space when I had the 16"? alloy stolen and could only get replacement" 14" steels from commercial vans, i never had a problem with tightening the wheels.
But it's a point worth checking.

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#5
(02-04-2022, 08:42 PM)Isleworth Wrote:  I suppose there maybe a difference between the nuts for steel or alloys. But on a previous multi space when I had the 16"? alloy stolen and could only get replacement"  14" steels from commercial vans, i never had a problem with tightening the wheels.
But it's a point worth checking.

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Where a factory fitted set of alloys has a steel spare you will see a yellow sticker on it stating the original wheel bolts supplied are universal.
They have both flat and conical mating surfaces in one.
I had a set-to with the MOT garage over this once.
I had to drop the spare and show the pillock the sticker.
It suddenly all got a bit quieter -apart from the disgruntled muttering and the filthy looks.

You can put virtually anything Cit-Pug you like on providing it has 4x108 pcd
Offset isn't a problem on Berlingos but a major difference in the outer tyre circumference will have an ABS warning light chirping at you.
Ok until you get your alloy re-shod but not nice long term 

Before anyone gets their ass in their hand,the alternative could be one of those ridiculous space saver spares .
Or nothing at all.
.
It is on my to do list.
But not right at the top

2012 Hdi75 van
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#6
I've now discussed this with a helpful person from the parts department of a dealer who's got me an approved steel wheel and tyre. An h rated michelin16/205 so not a skinny space saver but almost full size although still called a space saver. Despite the the 60 rather than 50 height ratio, it is still a little smaller than the original 17" so I take the point about the warning light.
But despite the broadly similar size and an H speed rating this wheel is still badged with 50mph max sticker same as you get on a proper skinny space saver!
Neither the parts man or I can understand why. Can anyone think why this maybe?
I suspect the sticker may get rubbed off in transit.
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#7
I think the sticker is because the circumference is slightly different and may therefore affect the handling. I have the vauxhall version on 16" alloys and i was able to get the spare wheel from a crashed vehicle that had come with a new wheel. The tyre matches the ones on the car and is brand new. It fits in the spare wheel carrier i have fitted

Peter
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#8
I suspect you're correct. In this litigation world big companies will always err on the side of safety (or covering their ar**) rather than apply common sense and rely upon a warning note.
Perfectly correct when using an over inflated skinny tyre that clearly will have an impact. But an H rated 16/205 60. . . .
Come on citroen!
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#9
Well the 2 stickers (80km & 50mph) were very much an afterthought. Both white and barely attached on the 16" steel rim along with the michelin energy tyre.
The full new kit at around £225 seemed very reasonable when compared with second hand prices on ebay.
I assume the variety of black spacers in the kit are to pack out the wheel and stop it rattling. That what I used 2 of the thickest for and they seem to work.
Hope job well done, and I won't need to use it for a long time.
Thanks for all the comments.
Paul
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