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post #1 of 12 Old 12-07-2015, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Summer wheel on standby

Several things were on the agenda.......

Well I found out that a 6ft christmas tree will go in.....



.....as long as you donít mind the odd pine needle and squirrel in the ear;



I know, I know, you are itching to know what was in the box - well its copies of my very own daughters book one and book two of her new book series - available on Amazon at this Christmas present time hint hint!



I also satisfied a long time question thats been niggling me. Will a full size wheel go in that wheel well? Just look how much smaller that flipping spacesaver is, surely that canít be good on the highway?



It does indeed;



and a slight extension of the fixing bolt and then I ran the wire to the sub under the tyre (there is a gap in certain points), the finished article;

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Sweet, thanks @anchorman now to get myself an extra wheel!
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Good thing you didn't decide to go with the 7ft tree instead. It would have been pressing at your infotainment screen.

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Good thing you didn't decide to go with the 7ft tree instead. It would have been pressing at your infotainment screen.
I think it might have pressed the root menu button had that been the case!

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Some of the guys on the UK forum were asking about the mod to the fixing bolt so I thought I’d repeat it here in case anyone wants to use a full size spare.

You can see what I've done here. I've found a piece of square section aluminium bar and drilled and tapped it out to 8mm then cut the head off an 8mm bolt and used a pair of lock nuts to make up the extension. I had to knock the edges off the ally extension to allow it to pass through the sub so it isn't gorgeous but it works.



You can see here that by extending it to 195mm (7 5/8”) or thereabouts it will be fine. It gives about 10-15mm (1/2”) of starting thread.



No welding means it can all go back to standard when the car eventually goes.

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HI Anchorman,

did you modify the styrofoam (or what ever it is called) and expanded the size of the well? For sure the full size wheel will not fit in the well in my CX-3. The size of the well is just about the size of the SUB........Seems like another country difference on the car.

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The styrene that comes with no wheel at all - if there is no spacesaver wheel and just a repair kit is different to the styrene that comes with a spacesaver. I bought the entire kit with wheel, styrene, jack and sub carpet floor.

If you scroll up the wheel fitting post, you will see that the boot floor carpet/soundproofing is visible through the wheel.

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Thanks, then I understand - Partly - strangely enough it is stated on the danish Mazda page that this kit, SPWH-KT-CX3BO, can not be used on AWD vehicles. As far as I can see, You are driving an AWD....

It is the same kit number on the UK and DK page.

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Not sure but yes, mine is AWD.

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Not sure but yes, mine is AWD.
Ahh I just came across this @anchorman (crossed my mind at the dealership but have forgotten about it till now)... Now I know what to do with one of the winter tires and rim, and the foam has plenty of space to accept a bigger tire. I don't have the Bose so perhaps I don't need the mods to the bolt.

I've never liked doughnut tires and never felt safe. Id definitely rather run a "full-sized" winter tire to the repair shop as opposed to that tiny thing.

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