Tyres & Wheels Space Saver Wheel

Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by Phil P, Sunday 15th Dec, 2013.

  1. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Anybody used one yet? It looks a big lump but does it work?

    My local Honda dealer tells me it can be run at 70mph but I can't confirm as I have not looked at the sticker on it.

    I am tempted to get a full size spare (18" alloy) but quotes are £600+ :Angry:. And would it fit in the wheel well?

    Any advice welcome please

    Phil P
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Re: CR-V 2013_ Space Saver Wheel

    It will work bud, Honda would have tested it to the hill you can be rest assured it will do its job flawlessly. The CR-V by law can't have IMS( Instant Mobility System) due to the gross weight of the vehicle and the size of tyre.

    A full size wheel will look better but when was the last time you had a puncture, the space save will be fine .
     
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  3. candobill Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Re: CR-V 2013_ Space Saver Wheel

    My accord came with no spare/jack only a space in my boot I got a spare from breaker (full size) and jack for £15 never used the thing for jack e.t.c and felt safe my Prelude got a brand new space saver its 1993 never been used :Tea:
     
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  4. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Nice one CJ

    Thank you

    Phil P
     
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  5. Robbie Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Re: CR-V 2013_ Space Saver Wheel

    I've not had a puncture in any of my cars for well over twenty years. I can't remember when I last had one. Hope I'm not tempting fate.
     
  6. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    You can get a new rim for less than half that price, but without a tyre: 2013 Honda CR-V Alloy Wheel 18" | eBay

    Having said that, I did check out the spare wheel and it looks fine. Better than the silly pancakes that some cars get.

    Only problem with a full size 18" in the wheel well is that the floor will not be flat - it'll be raised by a good couple of inches. I couldn't live with that personally - prefer a flat floor.
     
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  7. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Thanks TDK

    Think I'll stay with a flat floor as well. The wheel looks chunky enough to cope

    Looked in the Owners Handbook today about its speed limit. It says 50 MPH max so I do not know why the salesman said 70. Either way I would not have purchased a new full size one even if he said 20mph

    Phil P
     
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  8. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Guess the salesman was talking garbage to make you feel better.

    The spare seems plenty wide enough to be honest - as said, I'm just glad it has a spare wheel and not a silly, useless can of party-gunge like many other cars. Least with a spare wheel you can get back on the road again in minutes. And at this time of the year when the weather is poor, that makes all the difference.
     
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