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FL 2 2013 Foam boot insert / tyre repair question


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I've just bought a 2013 FL and it has foam insert tray under the boot liner (see attached) with a 3rd party tyre repair inflator. My question is what else is missing? I'm assuming a jack and a couple of wrenches and a bottle of sealant. But what is the point of a jack if you're not going to change the wheel? Strangely on the underneath of the boot liner is a round, tyre size witness mark that suggests a wheel or rim has been sitting there. I am a little confused as there is no way a spare wheel can fit in there with this foam insert.

Appreciate any suggestions from seasoned FL owners.

Freelander 2 2013 boot insert.jpg

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Freelander 2 / LR2 (GCAT) 2006-

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it shows the tray for spare wheel well in boot.  LR025176 https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/177093/0/tyre_repair_tray_kit_freelander_2

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That one looks like it would fit inside the wheel, Ralph, the one above appears bigger, and it is suggested that it fills the entire wheel well, and that the spare has been removed.

I'm still suspicious that it is not from that car.

Maybe a rogue dealer pinching the spare, putting a can of sealant in there and saying 'they all have no spares, sir'. The following day the mint condition spare gets shoved on the bay.

 

Not that I am cynical you understand :)

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Thanks Gentlemen. Appreciate your comments. I'm inclined to agree that there has been a spare due to the witness mark, but this foam insert is an absolute perfect fit and after a bit of Googling this insert does show up under Freelander 2. So I'm pretty sure it's from a late FL2 just not this one. I'm probably going to get hold of a 17" wheel + tyre and jack and see how they fit in the well. The odd thing is I haven't had to change a wheel on the roadside for nearly 50 years, but I just feel more comfortable with a proper tyre and not a 'Slime' Repair kit.

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