MG5 Spare wheel kit

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I was thinking of raising the floor anyway as shown in another thread. This would get rid of the lip to make it easier for my dog, a retriever, to jump in. Not sure how the floor raising works. Should have looked at dealers. Has anyone else fitted full sized spare. Have they used a steel or alloy wheel. Stella would need different bolts, but not a problem. Thanks for information, Ken
 

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I was thinking of raising the floor anyway as shown in another thread. This would get rid of the lip to make it easier for my dog, a retriever, to jump in. Not sure how the floor raising works. Should have looked at dealers. Has anyone else fitted full sized spare. Have they used a steel or alloy wheel. Stella would need different bolts, but not a problem. Thanks for information, Ken
Your LR should have a two level boot floor but I am not sure it it goes level with the boot lip.
 

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Your LR should have a two level boot floor but I am not sure it it goes level with the boot lip.
It doesn't come up flat. Still a couple of inches difference.

Edit: hate when people are vague, so I just went and measured. In the lowest position, it's an 8" drop. The lip the floor sits on in the higher position is 3" higher, so there is still a 5" drop.

As an estate, there's no real reason they couldn't have made the boot 5" longer and raised the floor 3" and made it completely flush. However I believe the Roewe i5 was originally designed as a Saloon so the deep recess was to give more space.
 
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Hi
A full size spare wheel fits in the Mg5 LR with the boot floor in its highest position no problem
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Thanks for all the info. This forums magic. Ian, what wheel is that . Is it matching OEM or aftermarket. Not that it matters as a spare I suppose.
 

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Thanks for your measurements LGuk. Maybe I could raise the floor say another 4 inches or so with either some structural foam or with a ply box structure to leave a void underneath for storage. Not desperate at present as car not likely to be here till end of year but can sort out a wheel and tyre before then. Would hate to travel without a spare. The first thing I do when I get a car is remove every wheel and refit , greased and tightened to correct torque.
 

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Thanks for all the info. This forums magic. Ian, what wheel is that . Is it matching OEM or aftermarket. Not that it matters as a spare I suppose.
Yes it’s an oem wheel
I have aftermarket alloys on my car
I sold 3 and kept 1 for a spare
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Ian, I see you have 205/50/16 tyre on spare instead of 205/60/16 . Was that to make overall diameter less for fitting in recess or just what you had anyway. Ken
 

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Anyone bought this kit on eBay?
I looked at that last night , and decided against it as no foam to stop Jack an brace from moving
I brought the genuine one
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Hi all
Just a quick thing to note
Ask or find out how high the jack goes as I have a standard scissor jack that doesn’t lift the mg5 high enough so I found out that the 5 ton Jack I had in the shed does the job
REMEMBER THE MG5 HAS A FAIRLY HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE
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I bought a space saver wheel off eBay that was advertised as being for the MG5. I checked with him that it was suitable for the facelift trophy with 17” wheels and he confirmed that it was. The wheel looked good - 31/2Jx16 ET25,5 H2 seems to be the right fit despite it actually being a VW wheel - however it came with a 125/70R16 tyre.

I did some quick calculations and this is clearly the wrong size — the diameter is over 10% smaller than my normal wheels. I’d maybe use it to go slowly for a couple of miles to a tyre shop in extremis, but not if I was out in the Scottish Highlands 100 miles away from help! Here’s a comparison:

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Obviously thinner is just fine and the rim size difference is irrelevant but the diameter just isn’t acceptable to me.

I got in touch with the seller and explained, and they were perfectly happy to either take it for a refund or to put on a new tyre. I popped back yesterday and they swapped it out for a 125/90R16, which is a much better match:

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2.4% smaller is much more reasonable imho, and I believe it matches the OEM space saver spare — can anyone please confirm? I’ve bought a set of rounded bolts to go with the wheel (in a bag marked only for the spare wheel) and I’m now a lot more comfortable knowing that I have a decent spare to keep me going if necessary.

The seller was rosparewheels on eBay, based in Enfield, would definitely buy from them again.

-simon
 
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