4200/GS alternative space saver from a Mercedes SL R230

Parisien

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#41
Well...some one needs to get measuring tape out!....the spare wheel well is certainly bigger plus full depth as we know


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mjheathcote

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Finito!

New humpted boot floor cover arrived today at my main Maserati dealer, fits perfectly.
Total project cost £300, split in round figures, £100 for unused Merc SL spacesaver, £100 for hub adapter/new scissor jack/wheel brace and sockets/pump, £100 for brand new boot floor.
If I just went to dealer and ordered everything the cost would be £1,200 with VAT!

Okay, onto the new project!
 

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Parisien

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Very smart Mike......result.....:)....must order a cover too...plus actually put spare into boot, but always have it full of my work gear.........


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drewf

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#53
A little yes, but not a massive amount, certainly worth the trade off in my opinion!
Couldn't agree more - looks absolutely superb Mike.

The spare wheel solution I came up with for the QP (Mitsubishi space-saver) also doesn't quite go under the boot floor. I'm thinking of making a simple frame to lift the floor panel just enough to clear it.
 

zagatoes30

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#55
The QP iv I have has a space saver wheel and the PCD is the same as the Spyder, I think - Might see if it fit both on the hubs and in the boot.
 

CC4200

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#56
While I wait to find the correct merc 17" spare, what do you guys think of using a 15" as a limp to garage alternative? There are plenty of those available.
Ok it's a smaller diameter but only like limping a few miles on a run flat or slow puncture ?
 

mjheathcote

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While I wait to find the correct merc 17" spare, what do you guys think of using a 15" as a limp to garage alternative? There are plenty of those available.
Ok it's a smaller diameter but only like limping a few miles on a run flat or slow puncture ?
Don't forget it's got to clear the brake discs and caliper, would think 15" would be too small.
 

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#60
Hi for the mondeo spare for a 3200 does the wheel not need the centre bore drilling out as the mondeo is 63.4 vs 67.1mm?