Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums Messages

Club Announcements

Discounted Car Insurance: Owners Club insurance could save you money on your car insurance. Get a quote

Review your Ford: Help others when it comes to buying a car like yours and review your Ford now

Ford Car Parts: View All ford car parts by category. Look for Ford Car Parts now!

AdBlock Warning

Parts of this website do not function properly with AdBlock enabled on your device. To get the best user experience on our website, please disable Adblock for this website (domain) on your browser.


Space Saver Wheel For S Max

2 posts in this topic

Hi I am new to this site and have just bought a newish s max Titainium 2.2 with, as usual now days, no spare wheel.

Having previously owned and suffered the consquenses of driving a car with the usless gunk they give you to repair flats I would like to carry a spare, preferably a space saver. I have been told that a Mondeo space saver wheel would fit, but also told that this is incorrect but a Kuga space saver would be suitable. My wheels on the s max are 225x 50 x 17. Anyone help please

Thanks Samstat

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

A Mondeo mk1 or mk2 will not fit, or a Focus mk1 because they are 4 stud wheels/ studs

The mondeo mk3 or 4 offset/ stud spacing will probably fit, the full size mk3 spare/ steel wheel is 16", as is the spacesaver - the problem MAY be that the 16" wheel does not fit over the front brake disc/ caliper of your car

So you may need to find out if a 16" wheel will fit over the front brakes

The (Ford Mondeo mk3) spacesaver weighs 11kgs, but is legally speed restricted, and, in my opinion, dangerous in the wet/ can make the car handle badly, the spacesaver wheel/tyre is often more difficult to aquire and more expensive than a full size steel whee/ tyre and a raplacement spacesaver tyre will be more expensive to replace too

A full size (16") wheel and tyre weighs 17.4kgs (only 6.4kgs more than the spacesaver) is not legally speed - restricted, the grip handling should be safe/ good, and it should be cheaper/ easier to buy (replacement tyres too)

So you may be better off with a full size spare, rather than a spacesaver, on balance

Another option is to obtain another wheel/ tyre the same as the ones on your car (you never know when you might damage a wheel - having a matching spare is not a bad thing) - this is probably going to be an expensive option though - and alloys can be heavy (typically 20 -22 kgs, wheel & tyre)

theredfox likes this

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now