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    derek
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  • Toyota Model
    Auris Sports Tourer HSD
  • Toyota Year
    2013
  • Location
    Aberdeenshire
  • Interests
    General Automotive
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  1. I had thought about before this so good to get confirmation. Certainly not good to have the steering wheels compromised and not good for the driven wheels to (possibly) have different rolling circumference. So good advice, esp as it only takes 10 minutes to change a wheel.
  2. Re-tried the full size wheel in the Auris TS (see below) and it fits pretty well. Obviously there's no room for the polystyrene jack and tool holder insert but that's not a big problem. Can't wait to try the Corolla TS as the option of carrying a full size wheel would be ideal. I guess I could buy a steel wheel the same size and offset as the alloys and fit a budget tyre at reasonable cost?
  3. I'm taking delivery of a 2020 2L Corolla GR Sports TS + TRK ☹️ next week so will be able to compare the models. It would be ideal to be able to fit a full size spare
  4. That's astonishing.... I'II try that out when I get my Corolla GR Sport TS Very interesting... I tried the same thing in my Auris Excl TS recently and it didn't fit
  5. I think you're right. I spent a lot of time faffing around with my Auris battery when it first started playing up because a couple of battery testers told me the battery's health was good. When I changed the battery the problems disappeared.
  6. Interestingly my dealer (in Scotland) has been flat out in sales since last May. I know the sales guys pretty well and am sure they're not spinning a line.
  7. It's very hard to get a clear idea of which 12v battery is used across Toyota models. My Auris has had three batteries in 7 years - 1st replaced under warranty and the second was £130 off an excellent hybrid specialist seller on Ebay. I'm about to take delivery of a nearly new 2.0L Corolla TS and was chatting to the dealer's spares bloke so I asked him to look up the replacement battery for the new car - the part no. he quoted was 28800-YZZZF and cost roughly 60+ quid plus vat. I can find virtually nothing about this part on the internet apart from a couple of Polish and German hits, and not f
  8. I remember a few years ago on the Honest John website there was a long term review of an Auris hybrid and they tested it on a long commute on Sport and Normal modes and found the fuel consumption to be very similar.
  9. My experience across a variety of makes is when a battery has been flattened it never fully recovers full capacity, even with a Ctek smart charger.
  10. Corolla front overhang 935mm Auris front overhang 905mm So 3cm greater overhang with the Corolla but there should still be enough leeway. To confirm a previous point it does appear that the overall ground clearance is the same irrespective of wheel size.
  11. Thanks Geoff..... very valid point of course. I had considered it and reckoned the front overhang in the Corolla would be similar to the Auris so reckoned the overall geometry would also be similar. I'll check it out anyway (from memory the Corolla front overhang is 93.5cm). What a great resource this forum is!
  12. That's enormously helpful thanks. It looks like the lowest point is about 7.5" above the ground. The Auris has a rubber diffuser/spoiler beneath the plastic chin. The rubber spoiler is less than 6.5" above the ground so the Corolla actually provides an extra inch of clearance. Many thanks again to everyone who offered assistance 👍🏼
  13. Top man! Tomorrow would be great thanks... it looks like the ground clearance is a bit less than the Auris but it's the height at the nose that's critical to me
  14. No takers? I'll settle for anyone with a Corolla TS on 17" wheels - I don't want to get caught lying under the front of a stranger's car with a ruler!!!!
  15. Thanks, that's interesting. I'm in no rush to change but there's a really good deal on a nearly new GR Sport that I'm considering. Worst case if it does scrape I could drive front ways up the drive and reverse out but that's not ideal.
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