sourcing a full-size spare wheel

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niro tyro
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sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by niro tyro » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:13 pm

Hi everybody,
As a newcomer, apologies if this has been asked a million times...
Waiting for delivery of my Niro with 16in wheels, and browsing breakers sites for a full-size spare, specifying Niro.
Anybody know if there's a suitable 16in wheel from other bigger-selling Kia models which might be more widely available?
All the best


Hopp
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by Hopp » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:26 pm

I have a Niro 4 with a full size spare wheel kit which includes a jack and all the spanners you would need.
Fits beautifully under the tray at the rear - highly recommended.
Guess there must be a 16 inch kit available.


Stepshort
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by Stepshort » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:57 am

Hopp, out of interest, how long did yours take to arrive ? We bought a Niro 4, ordered spare wheel kit. Car arrived 1st September, but no spare wheel yet. 'On its way from South Korea' apparently.


niro tyro
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by niro tyro » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:27 pm

Hopp wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:26 pm
I have a Niro 4 with a full size spare wheel kit which includes a jack and all the spanners you would need.
Fits beautifully under the tray at the rear - highly recommended.
Guess there must be a 16 inch kit available.
Thanks for that...but I'm looking to pay less than Kia are asking!


Hopp
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by Hopp » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:25 am

Hi Stepshort,

Can't help you there, had spare wheel supplied as part of the deal when I bought the car.


stever
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by stever » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:24 pm

i bought my self a 16inch space saver from ebay does the job better than nothing
steve r


duncanda
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by duncanda » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:25 pm

I bought my spacesaver wheel kit from ww.thewheelshop.co.uk - £140


mme
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by mme » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:59 pm

I sourced a generic hyundai/kia spacesaver off ebay. Hub and bolt centres all fine- wheel fits fine. Dia is 16" - as I understand is the Kia option one. Although I have 18" alloys have been advised 16 is okay on the limited range/speed basis applicable to all spacesavers. Also advised to switch of traction control when using- again a precaution for all spacesavers when in use i am told.


Wormi
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by Wormi » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:24 pm

Hello, I bought a nearly new Niro 3 at the end of last year and wanted a full size spare. The dealers quoted £220 for a space saver. After a bit or research, I bought a genuine Kia 18 inch alloy from caraccesoriesplus.co.uk for £163.49. I then got a new budget tyre for £53. All good


niro tyro
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Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Post by niro tyro » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:17 pm

Hi everybody,
A quick update on my 16" spare wheel hunt if it's of interest to anybody.
My Kia dealer quoted me £213.50 for a full-size spare and tools.
Instead went for a space-saver spare from The Wheel Shop for £140 plus tools.
Fits fine in place of the lower boot tray, so still room for the top tray above. Not sure if you could get a full-size spare under that top tray, which is obviously a useful place to stow the jack. The original heavy-duty 1.5-ton jack supplied was just a little too big to fit under the boot floor, so I asked them if they did a smaller one. They sent me a smaller 1-ton jack which fits fine. They say ity's good enough to change a tire, because you're only lifting one corner of the car.
Best of all, they said just keep the original jack, and sent me the new one no cost. That's what I call service!
Their website -

https://www.thewheelshop.co.uk/


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