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citroenrob   
Mon Mar 30 2015, 12:24pm
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Joined: Mar 30 2015
Location: Warwickshire, UK
As I said in another thread, I am the new owner of a 2011 C4 Hatch. Very happy with it overall.

One of the things I'm less happy with is that the car has an inflation kit rather than a spare wheel. I asked the dealer I bought it from to quote me for a Citroën spare wheel kit including jack etc., and they quoted… wait for it… £260!! They recommended that I try local scrap yards.

So… I'm wondering whether there's some other place I can get a serviceable spare wheel kit from without having to trawl scrap yards? (I don't mind paying a fair price for it, but £260 seems a bit over the odds…).

Thanks in advance for any answers!

Rob

(BTW, in case anyone should wonder, the wheels are 16".)
BigJohnD   
Mon Mar 30 2015, 12:43pm

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Depending on your model (those with a manual handbrake I think), the well in the boot should accept a full size tyre.

Here is my (OEM) 16" steel wheel with a 205×55 R16 tyre - same size as those on my 16" alloys.



You need to add a suitable jack and wheel brace as a minimum. There is a screw fitting to hold the wheel to the floor, a little tool to remove the chrome bolt caps and tray, but they're not essential. And don't forget the towing eye and the socket/key for the security bolt.

Also, I'm not sure if the 15" wheel clears the brakes both front and rear - go for a 16" to be sure.
Dave_Retired.   
Mon Mar 30 2015, 01:08pm

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Location: Northumberland
I created a whole FAQ on the issue last week - Click Here -
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citroenrob   
Tue Mar 31 2015, 06:12am
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Location: Warwickshire, UK
BigJohnD wrote ...

Depending on your model (those with a manual handbrake I think), the well in the boot should accept a full size tyre.

Here is my (OEM) 16" steel wheel with a 205×55 R16 tyre - same size as those on my 16" alloys.



You need to add a suitable jack and wheel brace as a minimum. There is a screw fitting to hold the wheel to the floor, a little tool to remove the chrome bolt caps and tray, but they're not essential. And don't forget the towing eye and the socket/key for the security bolt.

Also, I'm not sure if the 15" wheel clears the brakes both front and rear - go for a 16" to be sure.

Thanks for your reply, BigJohnD. May I ask where you got the wheel and accessories from, and how much it all cost?
BigJohnD   
Tue Mar 31 2015, 06:22am

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
My spare wheel and tool kit was supplied with the car from day 1 (in 2010)- it's the full kit. I can't remember the cost.
citroenrob   
Tue Mar 31 2015, 06:23am
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Location: Warwickshire, UK
Admin Dave wrote ...

I created a whole FAQ on the issue last week - Click Here -

Thanks Dave, will read forthwith.
citroenrob   
Tue Mar 31 2015, 06:33am
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Joined: Mar 30 2015
Location: Warwickshire, UK
BigJohnD wrote ...

My spare and tool kit was supplied with the car from day 1 (in 2010)- it's the full kit. I can't remember the cost.

OK, thanks John.
sloppysod   
Fri Apr 03 2015, 06:44am
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Joined: Oct 16 2010
Location: Wrexham
Hi All,
The question of what size spare wheel you can fit in the wheel well of a C4(B7) has been asked many times, I know the original question was 'where can I find one' but size doesn't matter, just a little bit of imagination, that's all.
I have in my boot,
1 x Full size 17" alloy spare wheel with tyre.
1 x Small scissor jack - chosen for size.
1 x 24" Tommy Bar with socket,
1 x Light bulb Kit,
1 x Warning triangle,
1 x Pair of gloves,
1 x Towing Eye,


And

THE AUTOMATIC HANDBRAKE ACTUATOR!!


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BigJohnD   
Fri Apr 03 2015, 06:52am

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Neatly fitted!
citroenrob   
Fri Apr 03 2015, 09:28am
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Joined: Mar 30 2015
Location: Warwickshire, UK
For info, I have managed to locate on eBay a complete spare wheel kit including all required accessories. I've spoken to the seller and confirmed it's the correct wheel for my vehicle. It's now on its way to me at a cost of £60 plus £20 postage. Thanks all for your replies.
Grumpy GrandPa   
Sat Apr 11 2015, 08:52am
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Joined: Aug 28 2009
Location: Hull: UK City of Culture 2017
where from - do tell please?
citroenrob   
Sat Apr 11 2015, 10:48am
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Joined: Mar 30 2015
Location: Warwickshire, UK
From eBay, a seller named mansfield3111. The only slight hitch is that it turns out to be a space saver wheel with a maximum speed rating of 80 kph/50 mph. Still, better than a useless inflation kit.

(As far as I can tell this eBay seller trades in scrapped cars, so it's a spare that's come from a scrapped vehicle.)
FrankBullitt   
Sat Apr 11 2015, 03:16pm

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Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Admin Dave wrote ...

I created a whole FAQ on the issue last week - Click Here -


Top work Dave, the only change that would be helpful is that the space saver can be used on DS4's with 19" Cairns alloys (standard on the DSport and optional on the 2.0HDi DStyle) but has to be put on the back wheels due to the 340mm front discs that come when these wheels are fitted - if the puncture is on the front a 19" wheel needs to be moved from the back to the front and the spare used at the rear. Citroen don't offer it due to the risk of confusion but they do fit.
Grumpy GrandPa   
Sat Apr 11 2015, 04:46pm
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Joined: Aug 28 2009
Location: Hull: UK City of Culture 2017
1.5 ton scissor jack here for less than £11
- Click Here -
Citrophile   
Mon Apr 13 2015, 04:13pm
Member No: #39583
Joined: Mar 07 2015
Location: West Sussex
sloppysod wrote ...

Hi All,
The question of what size spare wheel you can fit in the wheel well of a C4(B7) has been asked many times, I know the original question was 'where can I find one' but size doesn't matter, just a little bit of imagination, that's all.
I have in my boot,
1 x Full size 17" alloy spare wheel with tyre.
1 x Small scissor jack - chosen for size.
1 x 24" Tommy Bar with socket,
1 x Light bulb Kit,
1 x Warning triangle,
1 x Pair of gloves,
1 x Towing Eye,


And

THE AUTOMATIC HANDBRAKE ACTUATOR!!





That's fantastic........am I right in thinking a 17" steel wheel with 225/45 tyre would also fit over the auto handbrake actuator as it should have the same offset (which I think is 25mm on these C4's?)
Reason being my wife has a new 15 plate C4 and I want her to have a proper spare. I'm assuming of course that a steel wheel is cheaper than a second hand alloy??

Rob
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