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lesw
08-16-2018, 05:19 PM
Hi...i’ve recently taken ownership of an XC90 which has standard 20” wheels fitted. I taken a look at the space saver spare and it is a 17”...i know that it would be fitted as temporary only but shouldn’t it be the same size as the wheels on the car?

SG1
08-16-2018, 10:31 PM
It mostly depends on the overall circumference of the tire, and not nessessarily the rim size. Temporary spare tires are usually smaller than the regular--thus, the main reason why they are speed limited and "temporary."

lesw
08-17-2018, 12:51 AM
Thank for the reply.....I did measure the overall wheel & tire size and the spare is about 3 inches smaller......I guess I just wondered if this is the same for other XC90 owners with the space saver wheel....