hi sorry if i am being a bit thick but i am looking for a VW golf space saver and note that they are 125/70 r16 but the mg5 is quoted as 125/90 r16 Is a T125/70 r16 from a golf mark 5 2007 1.9 diesel a suitable spare?
Hi Peterch, Mg5 original of 125/90 R16 Outside diameter is 24.9 inches
T125/70 r16 from a golf 125/70 r16 is 22.9inches which seems an excessively small diameter but some forum members do seem to have gone for the golf wheel. Instead, I went for a Mercedes A/B class space with T125/90/R16 PCD:5x112 CB:68. ET32,. The diameter is 24.89inches so very very close. The Merc hub ccentrebore (CB) is a little too big but the Mg's radiused nuts centre and hold the wheel very firmly anyway. There is of course endless debate whether you should get spigot rings for any car with alloys/aftermarket wheels with oversized PCD but for me, I think because many of these spigot rings are plastic or aluminium that indicates to me that they are just for centering the wheel especially where you are fitting radiused nuts into similarly radiused wheel nut holes. If you look at Europarts.com, they sell plastic spigot rings and describe there purpose as "Spigot rings are usually made of metal or hard plastic and come in many different sizes. Their purpose is to help align aftermarket wheels
Anyway, probably always best to satisfy yourself with some of your own research. Or on a dark cold dark night on the motorway you could dig out the Mg foam gun thing and hope for the best!.
Any one else out there got any views on the hub centric/lug centric/spigot ring debate ? ( 000's I expect