[s-cars] Spare tire - it fits!

Joe Pizzimenti joe.pizzimenti at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 11:29:38 EDT 2004

Should only take you 6 hours of running that puny air compressor to
inflate your spare, if it doesn't burn out first.

Which, I guess, is better than running around with no spare in lieu of
a fuel cell.


On Wed, 6 Oct 2004 21:12:14 -0400, Lee Levitt <lee at levitts.net> wrote:
> So I like to have a matching fifth wheel/tire, and was prompted by a mishap
> with a piece of debris to actually buy an OZ SL and Toyo to match the set on
> my '02.
> Today I picked up the wheel. I'm happy to announce that a 235/45 17" tire on
> a 17x8 wheel will actually fit in the spare tire well of a 2002 A6 quattro
> avant.
> A couple of minor points.
> To remove or replace the wheel, the following has to be removed:
> - the lip that holds the hinged lid up. No problem, the tire holds it up
> fine.
> - the chrome trim on the rear sill.
> - the air in the tire.
> Yep, it's that tight. I could not get the wheel in or out while it had
> pressure in it. So, you might ask, what good is a spare tire without good
> air pressure? First, it's lighter that way <grin> and second, I carry an
> electric compressor (holdover from my autocrossing days). And of course
> there's a neat little 12v plug right in the rear.
> Lee
> '02 A6 quattro avant
> '96 A6 quattro avant
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