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Could I run a 17" 205/50 and a 16" 205/55 on the same axle? According to tyresave the difference in overall diameter is 5mm or 0.79%.
Dangerous??
Cheers. :L
 

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Its technically illegal, but you break the same law when you put a space saver on, so there must be some leeway with it.

I would do it if it was only for a few days, and you kept the speed sensible.
 

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Thanks guys. I'll avoid it.
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there must be some loophole for spacesavers or surely the manufacturers could not supply them , i think :shifty:
 

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it is Illegal as it is a mot fail but i have been doing this 4 a month as need to get wheel weilded
 

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paulyoung666 said:
there must be some loophole for spacesavers or surely the manufacturers could not supply them , i think :shifty:
This is kind of a grey area... as the spacesaver is really counted as an 'emergency spare'... i mean police on the road would not (well at least i hope!) stop you for having a spacesaver on and heading to a tyre fitting place!

But if you keep running on one then with no doubt you are breaking the law... and pushing your luck really...
 

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siacelestar said:
paulyoung666 said:
there must be some loophole for spacesavers or surely the manufacturers could not supply them , i think :shifty:
This is kind of a grey area... as the spacesaver is really counted as an 'emergency spare'... i mean police on the road would not (well at least i hope!) stop you for having a spacesaver on and heading to a tyre fitting place!

But if you keep running on one then with no doubt you are breaking the law... and pushing your luck really...
And car will fail MOT if presented with a spacesaver tyre on.
 

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kithmo said:
And car will fail MOT if presented with a spacesaver tyre on.
Well definitely... and tbh... only stupid ones would do that!

But if think about that... those who are 'intelligent' enough to do the tyre change to a spacesaver... should be 'intelligent' enough to realise that the spacesaver will not pass the MOT! :tongue: :whistling:

Phil :tongue:
 
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