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135 x 15 on a 4" 1/2  4 bolt VW rim, the spare lays horizontal on the battery and on the gas tank. I did one with a carpet cover.  Mounted the spare face down and bought a round plastic "Veggie tray" to store small bits in. Small scissor jack and lug socket were mounted out of the way in the engine bay behind the license plate area.

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@Renfrance

Renfrance, for your visual reference (or Renfrance, see what I did there) here is a picture of the wheel & storage set-up @WOLFGANG and @Alan Merklin are talking about (4.5" wheel / 135 x 15 tire). This is the front trunk of my previous VS. The battery tray & battery is still in the nose of the trunk/hood. Hope you find this helpful.

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Here's another view of the setup Jim has. I eventually flipped the wheel over, too, to use the space for tools and spares, but this is how VS used to do the installation.

Like everyone has said, it's a 135/15 on a 4.5" rim. It just fits (the frunk lid contacts the tire a little).

VS may have mounted the tire back a little to allow access to the battery terminals underneath, but any farther forward, and I don't think you could close the lid.

The carpet at the front lies directly on top of the battery (a cardboard or masonite panel in between is probably a good idea.)



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