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Spare tyre won't fit?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Kelvin_S, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Kelvin_S
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    Woke up to a flat tire. No big deal, I thought. Tried to put the OEM spare tyre but it won't fit?? :uhm:The brake caliper is in the way I think. I haven't upgraded the brakes. What's going on here?
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    You got the wheel inside out?
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    try putting it on the back instead. calipers are smaller. I.e swap a back wheel to the front and bring the space saver to the back?
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    Tried both sides, the yellow writting should be on the outside.
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    Oh kk thanks
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    space saver wheels should never go on the front. think of it as a safty feature rather than an inconvienience.
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    Oh didn't know that, now I can't find the locking nut! Nightmare. I used it a few hours ago, god knows where I put it. Will Kwik fit be about to remove the tyre with it?
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    probibly if they have an intelligent mechanic working when you go in there. But it will be trashed to get it off. go into audi and get a replacement? if you know your pattern noumber.
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    Cheers, will pop in tomorrow if they are open
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