OEM space-saving emergency wheel

Posted in: Wheels

Some time ago I changed the brakes to a larger one, making my 14″ winter wheels useless, so I sold old winter wheels and the spare wheel because the brakes from Polo WRC Street require a minimum of 16″ rims.

Because in the future I plan to put the battery in the trunk, I decided to buy a space-saving wheel. I think it’s a good compromise between a full-size spare wheel and a repair kit.

The steel wheels in the VW Polo 6R rust much faster than those of 9n3, so I cleaned and repainted them before sale:

  • 4 * OEM rally black steel rim for winter tire 5JX14H2 ET35 5/100 (6R0601027E 03C)
  • 4 * OEM radial tyre FULDA 175/70 R14 84T (6R0601307)

It was not a good idea to put 14-inch wheels on the Polo 6R (especially in combination with the Eibach Pro-Kit ๐Ÿ˜…) โ€” for this reason my car for several years in winter was lower than in summerโ€ฆ But i had this set by default from factory ๐Ÿ™„
Probably because smaller size is cheaper. But the past is the past, right? ๐Ÿ˜‡

When driving my Polo I used the spare wheel only twice, so it was in perfect condition:

Tow trucks in Poland are quite expensive, and when driving mainly around the city, it happens that sometimes I run into a screw, which is why I can’t imagine driving without a spare wheel (even at the expense of a cool subwoofer)

As I mentioned earlier, in the future I plan to move the battery to the trunk so I bought this:

  • Steel rim for space-saving emergency wheel 3,5Jx18H2 5/100 (1J0 601 027 M)
  • Radial tyre for temporary spare wheel T 125/60 R18 94M (8X0 601 324)

This is how it looks:

new space-saving wheel vs old full-size spare wheel:

This is how the trunk in my Polo will look like in future: