Having read the comments on spare wheel removal I am wondering wether I'm missing the point here.I had no difficulty stall. The tyre must be totally deflated by and this is important, removal of the valve insert. The tyre is designed to deflate in such away that the wall of the tyre folds in on it self thus making it small enough to simply fit down in its cavity, obviously after the deflation you refit the valve insert. No need to use plastic bags, liquids or strain your back, it really is as simple as that!!!!