16-12-2013, 10:18 PM
(This post was last modified: 16-12-2013, 10:21 PM by taxi.)
Full size spare is standard.
I get outer edge wear on rear mainly, so look for non-directional tyres and rotate them
Former 2011 Mk3 XTR owner
18-12-2013, 08:57 AM
(This post was last modified: 18-12-2013, 08:58 AM by Opensauce.)
Yes a full size spare wheel was standard with mine & I guess it is still the same. The spare is a proper road wheel, not marked as temp spare with 50mph limit as in case of some Fords for example. One reason to swap around regularly or at least move spare around in carrier is that carrier is wire underslung type which will damage tyre sidewall if just left in there untouched for yrs. My previous Berlingo, a Mk2 was secondhand & spare was brand new, never touched & after removing it from carrier where it had been for 2yrs since car was new, the sidewalls were cracked & tyre unusable, damage caused by carrier pressing into sidewall. So at least you need to loosen carrier & rotate spare around inside it even if you don't use spare.
If your car has alloys then steel spare probably won't get used but it should still be rotated in carrier regularly to avoid damage to sidewalls which would make it unsafe to use.
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