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#16 jack

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:28 PM

Anyone with an idea where I can get a spare wheel from?
Has anyone tried a Mk6 or even a focus wheel ?
What is the stud spacing if I ordered one from e-bay?
Why dont Ford have a space saver for the MK7 on there computer system?
Questions? Questions? Questions? Questions?

I dont see why we have to pay over 100 for one from Ford.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:58 PM

If my ford dealer doesn't have a mk7 space saver wheel part number, can I get a MK6 space saver to fit?

just been to my Ford dealer, the MK6 space saver won't fit the MK7. So if Ford can't supply a wheel who can? I,ve looked on the web but :angry: can't find one


Did the dealer say mk6 wont fit your mk7 or did he actually try one on the car for you,because if you look at most tuning companys alloy wheels,you get the same part number for a wheel for a mk6 as well as a mk7.
So going on that basis,and me being a blonde.........I should think a mk6 spacesaver will fit a mk7

but ime sure sombody on here with a really good knowledge of the oiley bits will give you the right answer..............I may be wrong..........but being a female i can plead ignorance about wheels/engines/gearboxes etc,etc

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:00 AM

The "Parts Specialist" told me that the stud spacing would be difference from a MK6 to MK7.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:11 AM

The "Parts Specialist" told me that the stud spacing would be difference from a MK6 to MK7.


but nobody has actually tried a mk6 wheel on your car,I dont think ford would have changed the front and rear disc/drums from the old model, especially with the mk7 being lighter in weight ,so less energy needed tostop the car why have bigger/different brakes/stud patterns adding to the cost of the car when they can use stuff from the "parts bin" at no extra set up cost, I bet if you tried a mk6 wheel it would fit.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:28 AM

I can't see any reason why Ford would have changed anything with the wheels. I dont know of anyone with a MK6 round here to try it.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:36 PM

Anyone with an idea where I can get a spare wheel from?
Has anyone tried a Mk6 or even a focus wheel ?
What is the stud spacing if I ordered one from e-bay?
Why dont Ford have a space saver for the MK7 on there computer system?
Questions? Questions? Questions? Questions?

I dont see why we have to pay over 100 for one from Ford.


HI i was able to get a spare wheel from E-BAY, 14-inch off a mk6, i have compared the wheel nut spacings on my mk7 and they are exactly the same. So i think if you get any wheel off a mk6 it will be ok as a spare.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:43 PM

Been down to the Ford dealers today and ordered the velour car mats and the scuff plates. I asked about the space saver spare wheel, after looking on the computer, he said" the computer say's no". I'll have to order a 15" steel wheel and tyre with car jack costing nearly 150. Told him where to go.
Has anyone ordered the spare wheel with their new car and was it a space saver?
Will a MK6 space saver fit a MK7?

I specified a spare wheel (it was a no cost option when I ordered my Fiesta at the end of Jan 09). My car's a Titanium with 16", 6.5" wide alloys and 195/45 tyres; the spare's basically a 14" 6" steel rim with 195/65 tyre - these wheels & tyres are standard fitment to models lower down the range. Hence it isn't a "space saver" wheel as such, just a "cheap option" I think!

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 10:04 AM

I've got a MK6 wheel from E-bay, fits OK. Just a after thought, the wheel i bought is a 175/65/14.
Will this be alright to fit on a car with 205/40/17?
I read on here (can't fint it at the mo) someone doing some maths on tyre and wheel size and rotation, can anyone can link me to the thread or explain it again.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 10:59 AM

Could it have been my post you might be referring to Jack ?? :-

http://www.fordowner...?showtopic=6099

So, you have 205/40/17's fitted

A 17 inch wheel = a diameter of 17 x 25.4 (inches to millimetre conversion) = 431.80mm

/40 of a 205 tyre = 205 x 0.40 = 82.00mm (this needs to be added twice as the tyre is above and below the wheel rim)

So the overall rolling circumference of your wheel / tyre combo = 431.80 + 82.00 + 82.00 = 595.80mm

Your new spare is 175/65/14

A 14 inch wheel = a diameter of 14 x 25.4 = 355.60mm

/65 of a 175 tyre = 175 x 0.65 = 113.75mm

So the overall rolling circumference of ya steel spare wheel / tyre combo = 355.60 + 113.75 + 113.75 = 583.10mm

595.80 - 583.10 = 12.70mm (1/2 an inch !!!!) - My previous calculation of what Ford where supplying as standard gave a diffence of just 1,0mm

I presume you have selected a Ford Option wheel / tyre combo when you bought the car, and thus the steel spare would have also been an option, so really you just need to check with Ford what tyre they would have supplied your car with had you took that option, bearing in mind your larger rims - If they say 175/65/14 then your sorted surely ??

I am not sure what the safe differential between the two combinations is I am sorry, maybe your local tyre depot can give you any legal requirements - Let us ll know what they say if Fords can't help

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 11:37 AM

So working on your maths ( I dont pretend to understand it all) If I had a wheel 175/60/15 I would get 591.

A 15 inch wheel = a diameter of 15 x 25.4 = 381mm
/60 of a 175 tyre = 175 x 0.60 = 105mm
So the overall rolling circumference of your wheel / tyre combo = 381 + 105 + 105 = 591mm


A 17 inch wheel = a diameter of 17 x 25.4 (inches to millimetre conversion) = 431.80mm

/40 of a 205 tyre = 205 x 0.40 = 82.00mm (this needs to be added twice as the tyre is above and below the wheel rim)

So the overall rolling circumference of your wheel / tyre combo = 431.80 + 82.00 + 82.00 = 595.80mm
A difference of 4.8mm
Have I done this correct?
As you say 12.70mm (1/2 inch ) does seen a big difference on a 14" wheel

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:50 PM

Jack your maths seem right my friend, however to get to within a millimetre of your 205/40/17 = 595.80mm (which is the same as my steel spare and my standard titanium wheel / tyre combo), you could consider :-

195/55/15 = 595.5mm
165/65/15 = 595.5mm
215/50/15 = 596.0mm
185/65/14 = 596.1mm
165/50/17 = 596.8mm
205/40/17 = 595.8mm

But you should check with Fords for peace of mind ................

Obviously the more low profile the tyre the more expensive the tyre so 185/65/14 would seem the obvious choice to me as you already have the 14" wheel, but if you were lucky enough to have some spare cash you could get another 17" alloy to match the 4 you have now you could fit 205/40 (as you have now) and if you kerb an alloy you only have to swap the tyres round and you will have a newwie back on, and the marked one as a spare

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