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Old 07-23-2015, 05:43 PM   #1
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Does your Mustang have a spare tire?

On AAA.com, they list our car as no spare (see below). However, my 2014 sure has one.

Here is my question. Is it a good idea to buy a AAA premium membership and get rid of the spare tire, if most of my trip is in-town driving with a radius of less than 20 miles?


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yes I have one
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Yes, I have one. 2013 Premium Pony Package.

Spare tire was an option.
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Mine came with a spare 2014 5.0 base model.


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It depends on the option package you have. The performance package doesn't have a spare because it won't fit over the front brakes.
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Don't do that. You definitely want the tires on the back to be the same size due to the LSD.

Best bet is to buy a 5th wheel and stick it in the space for the spare if it will fit.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:25 PM   #7
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:17 PM   #9
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My 2014 PP didn't come with one, but what bothered me was that the dealer couldn't tell me what I could get to use as a spare that would fit. Contacted a couple different departments within Ford Motors, to no avail.
Finally found an 18" aluminum rim spare (on ebay) that fit just fine. Not sure but I think it was used as a spare on some earlier GT's.

As far as AAA vs a spare? Personally, I'd go with the spare, with no hesitation.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:02 PM   #11
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yes it has one - spacesaver on base GT - but definitely won't fit over my front big brakes. I've thought about getting one - but will it fill in the well?
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I bought a plug kit to supplement the slime/compressor. Remember tire guys HATE slime and even the TPMS safe stuff causes issues. If I travel more than 50 miles from the house I had bought a 2nd set of tires/rims that I run instead of my summer only tires for cold weather and I'll chuck one of those in the trunk. Otherwise I'll deal with it or call in a favor from a friend.

+1 on odd ball in front due to the lsd

as far as AAA being a good idea what would you hope to gain by ditching the tire? Yes you'll save gas and gain speed but mostly theoretical gains as opposed to actual $ loss from the cost of a membership. Nothing against AAA but I'd rather have $100 (each year) than have someone available to change my tire for me.
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none on mine 2013 with brembo package. Does have a pump though lol. I want those Subs in my space!
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Just the inflator/fix-a-flat for my 2013 PP. I did buy the Ford spare tire kit (with the steel doughnut) but haven't checked to see if it will actually clear the front brakes (my research said yes, but my gut says no...LOL). I might swap out the steel spare for one of those 18" aluminum spares that came with the GTs...that should fit, but it costs money and isn't a priority at the moment. If I were near home and in a pinch, I could throw on one of my winter rims.

I do have a can of Slime since that at least doesn't turn into solid junk like fix-a-flat.

And if I get a flat on Mud's fall cruise, I'll just become a wheel thief.
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This is what I was told(don't know if any of it's true or not), Smaller rear brakes so that drag wheels will still fit. Compressor because it allows you to let pressure out for a drag race , then be able to air tires back up again?
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I don't have a spare but wish I did, my next Mustang will have one. A spare is better than AAA, you can put it on in a few minutes and be on your way. Who knows how long the auto club will take. And what happens if your tire can't be fixed and it is late at night and you can't get a new one.
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I took it out for a while, but found it handled better with the extra weight in the back, so I put it back in.
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A lot of interesting stories but I definitely think tym_v6 should take the time to at least try that spare on the front, before he gets a flat.
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^ Nah, I'll just call you to come over if/when I get a flat. ;p
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Don't do AAA unless you are a 16 year old girl. Just sayin.
If mine didn't come with a spare, I would buy one even if it doesn't fit the front. I can always put a rear on the front and the spare on the rear.(This literally takes only 10 minutes extra and doesn't matter if you have the PP or not!)
Or last case scenario, use a pump and slime...and I mean last case..that crap is nasty.
The last thing I would ever do is call another man to come help me and sit and wait an hour for him to get there just because of a flat tire on my car.
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A good question to go along with the spare tire question, would be...when was the last time you got a flat that required changing or fixing it on the spot?
Its been so long for me I can't remember how long its been.
I can only remember slow leaks which didn't prevent me from driving.
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yes it has one - spacesaver on base GT - but definitely won't fit over my front big brakes. I've thought about getting one - but will it fill in the well?
I have gotten an 18x11 with a 335/30 in the well.
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I picked up a nail in a P-Zero...was flat when I found it one morning. Took off the tire and tossed it into the Camry...took it to a tire place... they plugged the tire and it was back on the car in twenty minutes. Lucky.
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Good point, considering that the TPMS system is standard for all new cars. One of the main reasons tires explode while driving is for under or over inflated tires.

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A good question to go along with the spare tire question, would be...when was the last time you got a flat that required changing or fixing it on the spot?
Its been so long for me I can't remember how long its been.
I can only remember slow leaks which didn't prevent me from driving.
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2014 V6 Prem Vert: Spare = Yes
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2012 premium vert: no spare. Just compressor
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How often have I had a flat in 50 years of driving?3 or 4 maybe.


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High guys, I'm new around here.
2011 Premium Opt. 3.31 axle = no spare ! Tire inflator kit in-stead.
I've switched wheels to 19x8.5 TSW Nurburgrings in gunmetal; but still have the stock wheels and tires too. If its a long trip like over 150miles, a stock wheel is easy insurance in the trunk and still has tpms sensors. . If a rear tire goes then I guess I'll just have to change two tires lol.
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Just fix-a-flat and a pump in my 2012. Just the other day woke up to a flat (had the car like 3 months?) nail in the tread pumped the tire up with the air compressor in my garage twice a day for a few days, eventually got it plugged. But god forbid you need a spare, your screwed, although I have AAA so I could always get a tow... Back up plans, that's what you do when you don't have a spare! Lol


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My 14 5.0 came with a spare but no jack😒😒previous owner only had it 3 months , I didn't think 2 check. I should of taking it out from the 13 v6 I traded in if I would of known😂😂

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My 14 5.0 came with a spare but no jack😒😒previous owner only had it 3 months , I didn't think 2 check. I should of taking it out from the 13 v6 I traded in if I would of known😂😂

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Get the fix a flat and take to a shop assp. FYI shops will hate you for using fix a flat. But it is what it is.

Unless u get a full size spare I wud never run a spare on the car. If it doesn't fit on the front that is.

I would never run a spare on the rear of these cars that's undersize because your then working your differential harder than it needs to be thus wearing it out faster than you should. Same with a fwd car. Never run a spare on the front because it puts more wear on the trans. Not worth it.


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That is "jacked" up.
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