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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

    Kelvin_S Member

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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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  3. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    You got the wheel inside out?
     
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    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer)
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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?
     
  5. Kelvin_S

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    Tried both sides, the yellow writting should be on the outside.
     
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    Oh kk thanks
     
  7. chris.vincent3

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!
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    space saver wheels should never go on the front. think of it as a safty feature rather than an inconvienience.
     
  8. Kelvin_S

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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?
     
  9. chris.vincent3

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!
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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.
     
  10. Kelvin_S

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    Cheers, will pop in tomorrow if they are open
     

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