The spare wheel in de MK3 supra has a somewhat clumsy design. Especially the european type where part of the wheel sits higher than the cargo room floor. There is a lot of room underneath the wheel but it’s not really usable. Looking at my IS200 spare wheel I noticed that the spare wheel was placed with the ‘up’ side of the wheel facing the floor. In addition to that, it has a smaller wheel stay so getting it out doesn’t take 5 minutes of screwing and it has a nice place plastic bucket to put some stuff in.
So I went ahead and got some parts from a junk yard IS200.
- A foam wheel protector
- The wheel screw-on ‘stay’
- The plastic bucket
I needed to open up the center hole on the wheel protector using a big drill. You should also be able to do this using a knife but a drill with a large diameter (somewhere between 5 and 10 centimeters) will do the job just fine.
Just trim it until it fits and put it in the supra trunk. Place your spare wheel upside-down and use the IS300/IS200 wheel stay to hold it in place. As a nice touch put the plastic bucket insert into the wheel and presto! You’re done.