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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2011, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question Spacesaver Wheel

Just seen a Spacesaver Wheel and Tyre go on ebay for 102 plus 11 delivery.
They are only 75 new. I have just bought the wheel from the local BMW Stealer for 31 and the tyre from local tyre fitters for 44
Do you think some people have too much money?
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I think people assume eBay is cheapest, then get wrapped up in bidding...

Goes to show that your local dealer may not necessarily be the stealer they're made out to be. I guess people are lazy and don't shop around!
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I was very lucky a while back and got an as new Mini spacesaver spare wheel and tyre from ebay for only 20 as it was local and I was the only bidder!

I opted for DIY retro fitting the optional MINI space-saver spare under the boot floor but this can only be done on the MINI One or Cooper. On the Cooper S the twin exhaust box and battery are in the way.

Spare wheel carrier assembly part numbers and prices for Cooper and One (2008):-
41 11 7 043 349 Holder 3.83
51 71 1 510 375 Protection Foil 0.47
41 11 7 044 687 Guide 0.47
41 11 7 044 685 Spring 4.65
51 71 6 800 127 Cover 5.35
51 71 8 165 737 Lift Handle 2.77
07 12 9 904 868 Hex Nut 3-off 1.92
16 13 1 176 747 Nut Plastic 7-off 0.78
51 71 6 801 257 Spacer Rubber 3-off 2.82
07 12 9 904 864 Hex Nut 0.38
51 71 7 184 110 Support 27.50

Easy to fit once you have all the above parts.

How to fit the spacesaver spare details here:
Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 215/40/17 v Runflat Tyres - Forums

The retrofit installation of the MINI spare wheel and associated components:-

The first thing to do is to open the boot of the car, lift up the carpet and remove the MINI Mobility Kit or whatever may be installed in the cut out in the floor.You will see a rubber bung and three threaded studs.
Get under the car, you will see a plastic cover/undertray by the side of the exhaust. Remove this. It has 2 nuts that need to be removed at the back of the cover and 3 screws at the front.
By removing this cover you can now see the under side of the rubber bung and 3 more studs facing down. The threaded studs may have a rubber cover over them. Remove the bung and rubber stud covers.
Assemble the items inside the car in the order shown in the Realoem.com parts drawing to the 3 studs using plastic nuts. (The latest assembly listed in my parts list above is modified with less parts to assemble than shown on the earlier realoem.com diagram below).
RealOEM.com BMW R50 One 1.6i SINGLE PARTS F EMERGENCY WHEEL MOUNTING

RealOEM.com BMW R50 One 1.6i SINGLE PARTS F EMERGENCY WHEEL MOUNTING

From the underside of the car, fix the final component with 3 plastic nuts to the studs.
Fit the 3 rubber bung buffers to the existing brackets on the underside of the boot floor.
Place the space-saver spare wheel over the plastic support assembly on the ground and position it under the car. Fit the lifting handle to the assembly through hole in the boot floor and pull the wheel up into position. You may find that you need to move the exhaust heat shield out of the way of the wheel. The wire spring clip holds the wheel up while you tighten the retaining nut with the wheel brace. This nut is the same size as the wheel bolts. (See also MINI Handbook for more details and pictures).
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Only problem is it wont fit under the boot on the ONE D 'cos there is a battery box in the way.
I'll just carry it about in the boot.
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Do you know if there is a space saver wheel and under floor carrier available for a R56 Cooper D?
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Do you know if there is a space saver wheel and under floor carrier available for a R56 Cooper D?
Kit is listed below on Realoem for the R56 Cooper D but best to also check with your local Mini Parts Dept/Dealer:
RealOEM.com BMW R56 Cooper D SINGLE PARTS F EMERGENCY WHEEL MOUNTING

Is your battery in the boot as earlier One D and Cooper S, or under the bonnet? A rear mounted battery and the twin centre exit MCS exhaust is what prevents the fitting of a spacesaver under the boot floor of those models.
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Kit is listed below on Realoem for the R56 Cooper D but best to also check with your local Mini Parts Dept/Dealer:
RealOEM.com BMW R56 Cooper D SINGLE PARTS F EMERGENCY WHEEL MOUNTING

Is your battery in the boot as earlier One D and Cooper S, or under the bonnet? A rear mounted battery and the twin centre exit MCS exhaust is what prevents the fitting of a spacesaver under the boot floor of those models.
My battery is under the bonnet. I will have to ask my dealer to see whats available and how much. Then I won't be stuck to using runflat tyres.
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I think people assume eBay is cheapest, then get wrapped up in bidding...
Your not kidding, I bought the parts from BMW Group in the end and got the tyre new off ebay for 20

The only parts needed including the under car carrier on the link above for an R56 Cooper and Cooper D are
1 x 51717184110 Cover, spare wheel
1 x 51717124365 Spare-wheel bracket
1 x 51711510375 PROTECTION FOIL
1 x 41117044685 Spring
1 x 41117044687 Spring guide
1 x 51716800127 Cover
1 x 51718165737 Handle
3 x 16131176747 Plastic nut 6mm
3 x 07129904868 Hex Nut 6mm
1 x 0712990486 Hex nut 10mm
1 x 36111509164 - BLACK STEEL EMERGENCY WHEEL, 31/2JX15 ET:35
1 x 115 70 15 tyre.

Came to about 130 in total and took 15 minutes to fit.
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another spacesaver

Hi there - thought i would post this up as when searching for a deal on a spacesaver for my cooper S i found this site very useful.
Wheel Fitment.eu Rover 45 - the largest online database with PCD, Offset and Center Bore date for almost every car.
I tried to post the link but I am brand new to this so not allowed - sorry!

I now have a spacesaver for the cooper s - 17 delivered (ebay) - its off a rover 25 and has never been used.
hope it helps someone else get a deal.
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Posted the link for you:
Wheel Fitment.eu Rover 45 - the largest online database with PCD, Offset and Center Bore date for almost every car
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Hi there - thought i would post this up as when searching for a deal on a spacesaver for my cooper S i found this site very useful.
Wheel Fitment.eu Rover 45 - the largest online database with PCD, Offset and Center Bore date for almost every car.
I tried to post the link but I am brand new to this so not allowed - sorry!

I now have a spacesaver for the cooper s - 17 delivered (ebay) - its off a rover 25 and has never been used.
hope it helps someone else get a deal.
thanks
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I looked at those but isn't the tyre size different?
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tyre size

Not sure if the tyre size is different to Mini spacesaver.
The one I got off a Rover 25 is 125/80/15 and fits front and back of car no problem - as far as I can see.
I just checked that it was a 15in spacesaver before I ordered and checked out that the rovers it it meant for would normally run 16/17in wheels.
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PS - thanks for posting the link for me mab01uk!
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Not sure if the tyre size is different to Mini spacesaver.
The one I got off a Rover 25 is 125/80/15 and fits front and back of car no problem - as far as I can see.
I just checked that it was a 15in spacesaver before I ordered and checked out that the rovers it it meant for would normally run 16/17in wheels.
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The MINI space saver spare is 115 70 15 so a bit smaller in width and rolling radius. As long as yours is close to the overall diameter of the wheels you have fitted on your car it should not be a problem. I went for the correct size as it needed to fit inside the underslung spare wheel carrier (nb, carrier not possible to fit to a Cooper S).

A problem could arise if the diameter was way out and you fitted it to the drive axle of a car with a limited slip diff. I don't know if any Mini's have limited slip diff's as standard.
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r50 confusion!

Hey Mab,

I've read your post re: retrofitting the space saver on an r5o, and I had mistakenly thought that the plastic bracket for r56 cars (the big, three pronged one) was what I needed for my 2002 cooper, but much to my dismay it was not. I took the plastic cover off and saw the three metal brackets peering back at me.

I see that you're original posts had a part: "Rubber buffer 3-off" that I can't seem to find on real oem any more, and I can't get it on Inchape's part site either.

Do you know if these guys are made anymore or do I have to make something myself? I'll call my main dealer tomorrow, but I was hoping you could shed some light on this for me, and help me remedy my dumb mistake!

Cheers and thanks,

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Well, I think I finally see what's infront of my eyes! The part numbers you've quoted are even still there on RealOEM! Thanks for the post!
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