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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-02-02, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Whats the story with the spare wheel in the AU2/3 XR8???

I test drove an AU2 XR8 yesterday. I was very surprised when I opened the boot to see the spare wheel sitting raised up above the floor by about 2 inches.

My AU1 has the boot floor flat - the spare wheel is in exactly the same place, but it sits lower somehow. Why is the AU2 spare wheel sitting so high? It makes a big impact on the boot useability/space.

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maybe it was just wider?
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maybe it was just wider?
What he said ^^^.

The AU2/3 XR's come with the spare wheel as a mag, instead of a normal wheel or space saver.

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What he said ^^^.

The AU2/3 XR's come with the spare wheel as a mag, instead of a normal wheel or space saver.

Are you sure this is true? My brothers AU2 xr8 came with a normal rim as the spare, if mag is standard, i'm gonna make him demand that he gets one

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I've got a AU2 XR8 and 4 of the 17" mags are sitting in my garage plus the one still in the boot.

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I've got a AU2 XR8 and 4 of the 17" mags are sitting in my garage plus the one still in the boot.
The question though, is whether you optioned up the extra mag wheel for the spare, because on the ford website it's like a 500 dollar option when you purchase the car
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Not entirely true, my AUII comes with a space saver wheel - the 5th mag is an option. Even with the space saver, there is still a raised profile - if only very slight.

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It's not shown as an option on the quote for my car, or on the invoice, nor did I actually ask for it. The 17" mags weren't even mentioned on any of the above as it was standard issue on the AUII XR8 by that stage.

Maybe I just got lucky.

Actually I often wondered what the point of having a mag in the boot was.

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Perhaps a HP6 vs 8 thing?

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A little off subject, I have heard of people breaking into XRs just to steal the mag in the boot. They do this to 4 cars, and sell them in the Trading Post.
So, maybe the mag should be there?

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