I saw a picture on another forum of a Stelvio optional spare tire/wheel w an included compressor being available. Any comments on this possibility?
From the pictures online of the Porsche design, this should allow a ~22" diameter donut (collapsed) to be used, at least for the 4 cylinder models. I have no idea if that is small enough to fit in a reshaped insert beneath the floor. Of course these also require a pump or gas canister to inflate the tire before any weight can be put on it.It’s a great idea but I have no clue how they could make that work on the current design.
The Spare wheel of the Stelvio is indeed too big for the Giulia!We did the measurements and the compact spare from the Stelvio (complete with the tray and compressor) would not fit. The space below the trunk floor is taken up the Giulia, whereas it is empty on the Stelvio. You could use the 18" compact spare and it would fit in the trunk a little better than a stock Giulia wheel when it's deflated.
However, I think the biggest problem with using the Stelvio spare on a Giulia would be the sizing - the Stelvio wheel and tire package is a lot taller overall. The difference between the Stelvio spare tire (195/70-18) at 28.7" diameter and the Giulia tire size (base wheel/tire combo with 225/45-18) at 26.0" is huge, and I definitely think it might rub.
Ditto that. If you have 17" wheels with non-run flat tires the car will be sitting on the ground, so the jack might be a "good luck with that" situation.Don't forget a jack!
Measured it myself, possibly rounded to nearest 1/2". Jack can be an issue, Previous experience with low clearance cars having flat tires has necessitated parking where ground is is soft enough to create a divot or depression to slip the jack into for clearance. Can be nuisance, but has always been doable.OEM Giulia tires are just over 26 inches in diameter. Are you sure this spare is 25"? Can that jack get under the car when the adjacent tire is flat?
Sorry if I missed it, but did you actually mount it on the front and back to see if it fits? Sounds like good idea, thanks for postingJust received and evaluated K.O.M. SPACE SAVER SPARE WHEEL AND TYRE KIT FROM Tyremen.co.uk.
"K.O.M space saver spare wheel and tyre kits are an Italian made aluminium wheel fitted with either Uniroyal or Continental tyres however this will depend on application. But don’t worry if your kit has not got a Continental tyre fitted as Uniroyal is made by Continental using the very same technology which ensures quality. Accompanying the 4" wide wheel and tyre, will be a 1.5 or 2 Tonne scissor Jack, Wheel Brace, bolts/nuts if needed and a Tidy Bag which will keep this neat and tidy when in the boot. The K.O.M Kit will be delivered in one box ready to be used when needed."
Includes lug wrench also. Tested lug nut removal and actual jack operation. All seemed good. Mounted tire itself is about 25" diameter and 5" wide after inflation. Tidybag is spacious and easy to fit. See attached photos.
Had to order on ebay.co.uk as Tyremen web site had troubles processing an order from the states. About $350 after $90 shipping.
Live in Arizona and we have lots of wide open space where no cell phone service is available, this makes me more comfortable.
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No, I did not take off an entire wheel and check, but things measured to be accurate. If you visit the web site you can see that they have different options (wheels are made in Italy, so maybe they are familiar with Alfas). When orderingSorry if I missed it, but did you actually mount it on the front and back to see if it fits? Sounds like good idea, thanks for posting