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Re: Full size spare

Postby Greenman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:12 pm

Went down to the Service Centre this morning - there is no spare wheel kit yet!! Niro is the only car in the range to not yet have one. I could have an alloy wheel, but this will not fit in the well. I'm a tad miffed.
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Re: Full size spare

Postby Peddy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:47 pm

The full size alloy wheel will fit in the well I've had one since September with jack and brace
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Re: Full size spare

Postby Greenman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:17 pm

Peddy, many thanks for plugging away, the penny is beginning to drop. So you have the alloy wheel and tyre plus a generic jack and tool kit which I assume is common to the larger Kia vehicles? And the wheel and tyre fit in the well? You say no valve? So if the tyre was inflated would it still fit in the well?

Double checked kiaaccessoryguide.com and the spare wheel kit is now clearly a space saver [no sign of a full-size one]. Going back to dealer to see about purchasing a full-size alloy. I'll forego the jack, I'm old enough now to justify calling the RAC for a wheel change. As long as I have a replacement wheel I'm set.
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Re: Full size spare

Postby Peddy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:11 am

I say no valve i mean no tps valve there is an original valve and the tyre is inflated and does fit in the well.
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Re: Full size spare

Postby Greenman » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:15 pm

Yes done some measuring. The wheel + tyre on the car is 21cm wide, the depth of the well is about 23cm. Was going to ask Service about a normal valve - no need now thanks. Only concern remaining is that the bolt to retain the wheel in the well seems lightweight - just enough to retain the polystyrene tray. How do you find it? Tomorrow I'm going to go and order the full size alloy wheel and see about a refund of my payment for the spare wheel kit made when I bought it. Many thanks for your help.
Mike R.
Niro 2 [no additional driving aids] Since 1 Sept 2016
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Re: Full size spare

Postby Peddy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:41 pm

I find the retainer fine no problem.
You don't get the plastic trim with the wheel though.
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Re: Full size spare

Postby Greenman » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:30 pm

On my way down to the Service Centre thought I'd pop into the Showroom and ask them to begin to process my refund. Good news is that when the sales team learnt what I was planning to do they immediately set about organising it for me. The bad news is that there are only four 16" Niro alloy wheels in the country, so it is not an option for many people!

Edit 17/3: Looks like some dealers may have niro wheels in stock in addition to the 'four'.
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