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For those who have changed their standard wheels/tyres to larger ones, do you retain the old normal size spare wheel or upgrade that as well?

If so, what issues do you foresee with having to use it in the event of a flat?

I have a 2000 Camry V6 which has standard 15 x 6 wheels & 205/65R15 tyres.

If I was to change these to 16 x 6.5 alloys with 225/50R16 tyres then according to the calculator this will result in -17mm in overall tyre diameter, which I believe is within the parameters of the Qld regulations.

In the event of having to use the original spare, how safe is this & what problems may arise with using the car?

Perhaps it would be possible to retain the original spare wheel but change the tyre to a 205/60R15 which reduces the diameter difference to +4mm?

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For those who have changed their standard wheels/tyres to larger ones, do you retain the old normal size spare wheel or upgrade that as well?

If so, what issues do you foresee with having to use it in the event of a flat?

I have a 2000 Camry V6 which has standard 15 x 6 wheels & 205/65R15 tyres.

If I was to change these to 16 x 6.5 alloys with 225/50R16 tyres then according to the calculator this will result in -17mm in overall tyre diameter, which I believe is within the parameters of the Qld regulations.

In the event of having to use the original spare, how safe is this & what problems may arise with using the car?

Perhaps it would be possible to retain the original spare wheel but change the tyre to a 205/60R15 which reduces the diameter difference to +4mm?

Yep...Changin ur tyre to the same profile will fix the problem IMO...

Any, why do u bother changin ur rims .5 wider? If u want, get a bigger ones like 18"?

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For those who have changed their standard wheels/tyres to larger ones, do you retain the old normal size spare wheel or upgrade that as well?

If so, what issues do you foresee with having to use it in the event of a flat?

I have a 2000 Camry V6 which has standard 15 x 6 wheels & 205/65R15 tyres.

If I was to change these to 16 x 6.5 alloys with 225/50R16 tyres then according to the calculator this will result in -17mm in overall tyre diameter, which I believe is within the parameters of the Qld regulations.

In the event of having to use the original spare, how safe is this & what problems may arise with using the car?

Perhaps it would be possible to retain the original spare wheel but change the tyre to a 205/60R15 which reduces the diameter difference to +4mm?

Yep...Changin ur tyre to the same profile will fix the problem IMO...

Any, why do u bother changin ur rims .5 wider? If u want, get a bigger ones like 18"?

He needs wider rims to fit wider tires, obviously.

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For those who have changed their standard wheels/tyres to larger ones, do you retain the old normal size spare wheel or upgrade that as well?

If so, what issues do you foresee with having to use it in the event of a flat?

I have a 2000 Camry V6 which has standard 15 x 6 wheels & 205/65R15 tyres.

If I was to change these to 16 x 6.5 alloys with 225/50R16 tyres then according to the calculator this will result in -17mm in overall tyre diameter, which I believe is within the parameters of the Qld regulations.

In the event of having to use the original spare, how safe is this & what problems may arise with using the car?

Perhaps it would be possible to retain the original spare wheel but change the tyre to a 205/60R15 which reduces the diameter difference to +4mm?

Yep...Changin ur tyre to the same profile will fix the problem IMO...

Any, why do u bother changin ur rims .5 wider? If u want, get a bigger ones like 18"?

He needs wider rims to fit wider tires, obviously.

Didnt he get original rims & tires when he bought his car? :s

Duh.. :huh:

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My sportivo runs on 235/45/ZR17...my spare is 215/60/R16

When i changed wheels i was told that I dont have to upgrade my spare as long as it is only used as a emergency, short distance, 80kmph spare and that as long as i adhere to those rules it wont cause any detrimental problems to the car.

So if thats correct then I guess its your choice.

Actually, whilst on this subject...can anyone else verify that what i was told IS correct :blink:

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My sportivo runs on 235/45/ZR17...my spare is 215/60/R16

When i changed wheels i was told that I dont have to upgrade my spare as long as it is only used as a emergency, short distance, 80kmph spare and that as long as i adhere to those rules it wont cause any detrimental problems to the car.

So if thats correct then I guess its your choice.

Actually, whilst on this subject...can anyone else verify that what i was told IS correct :blink:

yeah, that's right. as cuppas said, it won't make a great amount of difference if the OD is the same. however, i dont know about your rims, but mine (trd rims) are a hell of a lot lighter than the stock ones, so in my case i may be stuffed because of the balancing. i can see only that causing some strife, if any as its only used in emergencies.

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