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spare tyre behind front seats?

Post by TEXAS_PETE » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:53 pm

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I've just replaced my spare tyre, it was an old continental cross ply, (i thought it was time) i got one of these; https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/185-14 ... ewall.html I went for one of them because the tyres on my bus are 185 R 14, The Galaxy's have 80 tyre wall, now the spare wont fit behind the front seats :( i should have stuck with it how it was :roll: could someone tell me what tyres do fit properly behind the seats? and does anyone want to buy a tyre :lol:

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Re: spare tyre behind front seats?

Post by richandsue » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:58 pm

I would have thought that tyre would fit behind the seats. had a similar problem. my van had old 195 x 14 tyres on it and replaced them with new firestones. which I found out would not fit behind the seat. changed to 185x 14 firestone and they fit. :cheers:


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Post by TEXAS_PETE » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:04 pm

It fits in the hole, the seats just wont go back to the bulkhead they hit the tyre. :cry: The seats not even close to the bulkhead. What is the size of the side wall on the firestone?

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Post by Who.Me? » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:04 pm

What year bus?

I have a 185 R15 tyre behind the bench seat in my 56 truck and it fits. Think it's a 185/65R15. It's the last of the (undersized) tyres that came with my truck. I kept it when I replaced the other tyres because it fitted behind the seat.


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Post by TEXAS_PETE » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:34 pm

its a 66 so they came with 14's . The other tyres on the bus just say 185 R14 maybe i should try one of them. They don't look like they bulge out as much on the side walls.

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Post by richandsue » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:01 pm

Has your van got the rubber blocks on the bulkhead for the seats to rest on. They give a bit more room. :cheers:


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Post by TEXAS_PETE » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:05 pm

It's a good thought but yeah I've got them. :(


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Post by ted698 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:34 pm

I have a full size Mohawk 185/80 R14 Van tyre behind my bench seat also - fits no problem.... seems odd - do you have the clamp on to hold it to the bulkhead? - is the top of bench seat hitting the tyre, or at the bottom?


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Post by TEXAS_PETE » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:05 pm

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Post by TEXAS_PETE » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:07 pm

just put it in so you can see. The clamp will only just hold it with the wing not right out. but clamp or no clamp its far too wide. :(


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Re: spare tyre behind front seats?

Post by carlosfandango » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:58 pm

I’ve got 205/70/14s all round, but recently noticed that my spare was a 195 which just about fits behind my 2/3’1/3 split seats without the clamp. But I’ve Ben toying with the idea of trying to find a thinner tyre that I could use as like a temporary space saver that’s around the same diameter


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Re: spare tyre behind front seats?

Post by TEXAS_PETE » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:29 pm

So i take it there is more space behind a bench seat?. Does anyone have a new modern tyre behind a split seat they could tell me the size they have?

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Re: spare tyre behind front seats?

Post by malum » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:23 am

I have a 185/60 R15 modern tyre on a 15 inch (5.5 inch wide) wheel behind the front seats

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