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Old 12-22-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default Full-size spare/wheel in tire well?

Does a full-size wheel/tire fit in the spare tire well? On my C5 it barely does - some tires require slight under-inflation to fit - and I modified the stock retaining bolt to fit. Any experiences on the S6? EDIT: I've ordered the 20" stock wheels.

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Edited to change wheel size to current choice.
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Bump.. I'm wondering the same
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It doesn't appear there's room for a full size wheel and tire in the A6/S6 spare well. It's pretty tight in there as it is with just the donut spare.
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It doesn't appear there's room for a full size wheel and tire in the A6/S6 spare well. It's pretty tight in there as it is with just the donut spare.
Understood - on the C5 it didn't look like one would fit either, but IIRC the owner's manual said you could store the flat wheel/tire in there. At risk of being pedantic, the donut should have the exact same diameter/circumference as a real wheel/tire setup, so it's really the trunk well depth that should be at issue. The S6's wider wheels might interfere with the trunk floor / spare well cover of course.

I know, I know, it'll probably be a try-it-and-see, but since I have *MONTHS* to wait for my car, I keep hoping for a BTDT, ideally a positive BTDT
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The car battery in the tire well is a fail, IMO.

I much preferred how my old BMW had the battery under a compartment on the passenger side of the trunk floor. I had a full sized spare with normal wheel, although it was useless because they only time I ever got a flat tire was when a pothole killed 2 tires and a wheel. Had to get a tow trunk for that.
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At risk of being pedantic, the donut should have the exact same diameter/circumference as a real wheel/tire setup, so it's really the trunk well depth that should be at issue. The S6's wider wheels might interfere with the trunk floor / spare well cover of course.
The diameter is the same, it's the width that is of concern. The spare tire is nearly half the width of the 255's
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This is the first time I ever saw a 20" donut spare, made me chuckle. My buddy with a RS7 does not even come with a donut since his car came with 21". They include that fix a flat cramp, or just call roadside.

We did take off a tire and noticed that stocker tires have a foam sticky layer of the inner side of the tire to help with punctures and allow to self seal.
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The diameter is the same, it's the width that is of concern. The spare tire is nearly half the width of the 255's
Agreed - my point was only that IME the "looking tight" is related to diameter not width. Maybe that's just me and my skewed view of the world. Snagitseven strikes me as a pretty observant guy, so maybe he meant tire width / well depth looked tight. I know on my C5 there was a lot more well depth than was apparent - though that car shipped with 5 full-sized wheels as I recall.

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