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    Rodney
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  1. Hi All. As I have finally got my spare wheel issue sorted (at last), I would like to share a few points with you all regarding this, some of you may be aware of what I am about to say but please bear with me. I bought a 17" Libra wheel with a very good tyre for £99, the guy I bought from informed me that all sizes of XF wheels will fit into the well, including a 20" as the tyre profile on those could be 30 or 35, He had owned an XF previously and had bought 20" wheels for it so was speaking from experience, he also said that the 20" tyre was very hard riding, and the 17" was probably the most the most comfortable. I don't know what happens if there is a sub woofer in the wheel well and you want to have a full size wheel??????? Regarding the "jollop" to repair a puncture. There are some brands out there that if used the tyre cannot then be repaired, the only way is to buy a new tyre, seems an expensive exercise. Apparently Halfords sell one called SLIME, this being water based can be removed from the inside of the tyre and the tyre then repaired. Think about the worst case scenario.............You are on a motorway, get a puncture that cannot be repaired, no spare wheel and you have no breakdown cover. That's a big wedge.££££££ Many thanks to all of you who have advised on this issue. Rodney
  2. Hi Joe Sorry about the delay with getting back to you but I had a few feelers out regarding the purchase of a spare wheel. I didn't really want a space saver wheel due to there being various issues with them. I found an excellent 17" Libra wheel (same as mine) with a Pirelli tyre on eBay for a "buy it now" price of £99, plus I was fortunate enough to only have to drive 60 miles to pick it up. If I find a wheel brace and jack all well and good, as it won't worry me too much If don't as my insurance covers me for breakdowns etc. so I can call them out. Many thanks for your help with this issue. Rodney
  3. Hi Joe I don't know what style of alloy wheels I have, but if I buy a second hand one as "spare only" use, any style Jaguar wheel will do, tyre will be anything as long as it's compatible with what is on the car now. If you want to go to the cheapest end of the market, Tyre Shopper sells one to fit mine 235/55 R17 103W load rating for £55:42, includes Delivery to a National Tyre Centre of your choice, Fitting, Balancing, Valve, Old Tyre Disposal, Lifetime Guarantee. I'll keep looking for an alloy wheel though. Regards Rodney
  4. Hi All. Many thanks for the replies and information on this subject. I have since tried successfully putting one of my wheels into the spare wheel well as I do not have the sub woofer in there. I feel, probably like most XF owners the need for a spare wheel of sorts rather than use the "jollop", as I have been informed by a tyre dealer and also the Service Advisor at H. A. FOX Norwich that if this is used the puncture cannot be repaired and a new tyre will be required, so I guess I need to listen to the people who know. He also said that the larger wheels will fit into the wheel well due to the lower profile of the tyres, my profile is 55. I priced a new space saver wheel, jack and wheel brace from the main dealer £600:00......Jaguar rip off, or what? I'll look on eBay or somewhere for a spare of sorts, space saver or alloy. I'm sure the Styrofoam insert will probably have to go and something else put in it's place. Once again thanks for your input, I'll be in touch when I get this sorted. Rodney
  5. I've had my 2012 2.2L. XF for a couple of months (bought second hand) What's bothering me is there's no spare wheel, just a compressor and a bottle of "jollop". Is there anybody out there who has successfully converted their boot to take a full size wheel. Tyre size is 235/55 R17. I feel the need to have a spare wheel but not a space saver. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.