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    Out of curiosity, what are people using as the donor for the replacement spares? The MB rim / tire space saver combinations that I could find in the 165 -15 89 size were all from MB products in the 1997 - 2004 range. Under the best of circumstances that is only 4 years newer than the space saver on my 2000. Does anybody know of a newer donor vehicle which uses this size spare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old guy View Post
    Out of curiosity, what are people using as the donor for the replacement spares? The MB rim / tire space saver combinations that I could find in the 165 -15 89 size were all from MB products in the 1997 - 2004 range. Under the best of circumstances that is only 4 years newer than the space saver on my 2000. Does anybody know of a newer donor vehicle which uses this size spare?
    For me, it looks lie the Mercedes C Class use the vredstein in the size we need. Possibly Porsche too

    (I'll let you know more if I can get this to work).

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    YES, YES IT WORKED, ebay, merc C-class/ SLK folding spare purchased for £45, found a local tyre fitter willing to give it a go and WALLAH, I now have a nice shiny new folding spare tyre on my old orange space saver wheel, they charged £10 to swap it over. JOB DONE!

    (he did say it was a bit of a pain and doesn't fancy doing it again any time soon HAHA)

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old guy View Post
    Under the best of circumstances that is only 4 years newer than the space saver on my 2000.
    that is indeed true, but on the merc they live in a dark cool boot, on the NSX they are heat cycled with every drive....

    Quote Originally Posted by mutley View Post

    (he did say it was a bit of a pain and doesn't fancy doing it again any time soon HAHA)


    much the same as mine... even tho he ended up doing several nsx!!!!
    aka Jonathan!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by britlude View Post
    that is indeed true, but on the merc they live in a dark cool boot, on the NSX they are heat cycled with every drive....



    much the same as mine... even tho he ended up doing several nsx!!!!
    I might need contact details of your friendly tyre changer Jonathan
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    Quote Originally Posted by mutley View Post
    YES, YES IT WORKED, ebay, merc C-class/ SLK folding spare purchased for £45, found a local tyre fitter willing to give it a go and WALLAH, I now have a nice shiny new folding spare tyre on my old orange space saver wheel, they charged £10 to swap it over. JOB DONE!

    (he did say it was a bit of a pain and doesn't fancy doing it again any time soon HAHA)

    Cheers,
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    What is the vintage of C class that provided the spare? In North America, MB C class (at least the sedans) have had run flats since at least 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutley View Post
    YES, YES IT WORKED, ebay, merc C-class/ SLK folding spare purchased for £45, found a local tyre fitter willing to give it a go and WALLAH, I now have a nice shiny new folding spare tyre on my old orange space saver wheel, they charged £10 to swap it over. JOB DONE!

    (he did say it was a bit of a pain and doesn't fancy doing it again any time soon HAHA)

    Cheers,
    Jim
    After seeing this post pop up I decided it was about time I replaced my spare tyre as well so thanks for the info guys.

    In the 24 years of ownership I've never used the spare for a puncture scinario although a previous owner obviously had.
    Just like you Jim I found a brand new unused merc space saver wheel and tyre on eBay for £40 (bargain).
    I then took both the wheels to Wheel Works in Crawley who refurbished my spare and fitted the folding tyre for just £60.
    I replaced the missing rubber caps on the spare wheel hanger to stop it scratching the beautiful finish of the wheel.

    One of the best £100 I think I've spent in a long time.

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    Great result. I'll start looking...


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    My original post in 2011 [ New Boots and Panties; Space Saver Wheel & Tyre ] included a listing of all the Vredestien 'Space Masters' I could find at the time -

    165/80-15 89P Mercedes-Benz C-class sportcoupé
    165/80-15 89P Mercedes-Benz SLK
    195/80-17 106P Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg
    185/75-17 98P Mercedes-Benz GLK
    195/75-18 106P Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg, Audi Q5,Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz R-class
    165/70-16 92P Mercedes-Benz C-class sportcoupé, Porsche 911 Carrera 4(S), Porsche 911 Turbo
    145/70-17 92P Mercedes-Benz SLK, Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG
    185/65-19 104P Mercedes-Benz M-class AMG, Mercedes-Benz R-class AMG
    195/65-19 106P Porsche Cayenne
    145/60-20 95P Ferrari 599 GTB Fiurano
    185/60-17 93P Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche Cayman S, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz SL
    205/60-17 99P Audi A6 Allroad
    175/55-18 95P Mercedes-Benz SL Biturbo, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG, Maserati Quattroporte
    175/55-19 95P Audi A4 Allroad
    175/50-19 97P Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG

    As shown by Britlude the tyre from the SLK interchanged with that fitted to the NA1 without the need to re-drill a spare wheel.

    Whether the 165/70-16 fitted to
    Mercedes-Benz C-class sportcoupé, Porsche 911 Carrera 4(S), Porsche 911 Turbo will interchange with the NA2, I do not know but may be worth a punt to find out.
    What will NOT fit in the nose of the car is a 'Space Master' collapsible 185/60-17 [and up] wheel and tyre combo', I've tried and the bonnet will not close.


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