Attaching Fiat alloy to spare wheel carrier? (1 Viewer)

Jul 25, 2022
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I've just bitten the bullet and installed the underchassis spare wheel carrier to our Ducato based Burstner Lyseo TD680G. I've gone for a spare steel wheel as it is slightly lighter but also significantly cheaper than a spare Fiat 16" alloy. The fitting process was reasonably straightforward with the holes already in the chassis exactly where they were meant to be. I did need to open up the holes in the winch assy element as they didn't quite line up with the holes in the chassis but all in all, without the additional work, it would have taken 15 mins tops to fit the carrier (8 bolts). I also found that the process of attaching the spare steel was relatively easy and quick (I know,I won't be saying that when trying to remove it in the dark and wet with a flat tyre on the rear) but I was pleasantly surprised how much room there was under the rear of the van (the waste tank being forward of the rear axle). Now to my question; In the event of a flat I will be looking to attach the removed Fiat alloy to the carrier until I can get to a tyre centre.
The Fiat handbook says to attach the winch to the alloy adaptor plate first and then attach the adaptor plate to the top of the inside of the alloy by screwing three nuts (they come with the adaptor plate) through the front of the alloy into the adaptor plate sitting on top of the inner hub (with me so far?). So unlike the steel spare the winch is not fitted through the central hub on the alloy but sits on top of it. I'm trying to imagine attempting to screw three studs through the front of the alloy into the adaptor plate on the other side of a 30kg tire when the most you could probably angle the wheel at is 45 deg (if you're lucky). Has anyone ever done this and was it easier than it sounds?
 
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my fiat weinsberg 3500kg was supplied with alloys and a spare steel wheel, underslung like i think you are fitting, this is from new 2021.am now looking for information about these ( different) wheel bolts without any success yet for when i get a puncture
The bolts for steel wheels maybe shorter than those for alloys. At least they were on my VW.
 
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andyelbac
Jul 25, 2022
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Im expecting to pick uo the Fiat steel wheel studs tomorrow. I will remove one of the alloy and photograph it next to the steel stud. I will also quote the Fiat part no. If I can remember, I will ask the service centre what the part no. is for the alloy studs. I fully expect to find both are exactly the same and shall forthwith change my Funster name to Studmug!

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Nov 8, 2022
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Im expecting to pick uo the Fiat steel wheel studs tomorrow. I will remove one of the alloy and photograph it next to the steel stud. I will also quote the Fiat part no. If I can remember, I will ask the service centre what the part no. is for the alloy studs. I fully expect to find both are exactly the same and shall forthwith change my Funster name to Studmug!
Hi Andy, were the steel studs the same length as the alloy ones?
 
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Carrier an easy fix to the chassis. Steel wheel and tyre a bit of a struggle to get the cable end bracket in place but after that easy and rock solid when wound up. I then attached a bike lock cable and padlock to help deter scallys.
 
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andyelbac
Jul 25, 2022
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Hi Andy, were the steel studs the same length as the alloy ones?
Hi! Well they looked the same to me initially but on closer inspection the steel studs appeared to be 1-2mm shorter. I'm guessing you could take off a wheel, attach the steel spare and spin it, see if there is any issue? I'm risk averse so bought the Fiat studs for steel wheel anyway.
Hi Andy, were the steel studs the same length as the alloy ones?
 
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