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Old 07-11-2014, 06:35 AM   #1
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Spare Tire I must have missed it

I was cleaning out my trunk the other day and decided to take a look a the spare to see if it was doughnut or a full sized spare. I popped up the bottom of the trunk and was surprised to just see a little air pump and an empty spot where a tire should be. I guess I can understand no spare because of the different tire sizes but, no jack either. I guess I am going to find a little jack to store in the trunk area just in case I need it. Anybody do this or is the little air pump enough to maybe get you on the road?
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Yea Ford stopped putting them in. Should have an air pump and a little thing of fix-a-flat goo.


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Yea Ford stopped putting them in. Should have an air pump and a little thing of fix-a-flat goo.


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Yeah, they basically have stopped. If I had ordered the Brembo package(wish I did), then I wouldn't have had a spare.

For the 15's, it's an option, I think.
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Is this exclusive the Shelby cars? My 2014 GT has a full size spare.
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If you have the Brembo option, you will have no spare tire.
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I was just as surprised as you probably was. I opted out and found a matching rim and bought a couple of tires and a jack so I could carry a full sized spare in the trunk. Haven't completed it yet but I'm sure my 19X9.5 won't fit in the well so I'll most likely fill the well with the compressor and the jack and have the spare robbing space in my trunk. I usually don't pack up my trunk with goodies anyway so the room won't be missed.
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I like it. Less weight to lug around.
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Just don't get a flat. That fix a flat ruins you tire sensors.
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Just don't get a flat. That fix a flat ruins you tire sensors.

Yeah. The manual says to see your dealer after use. So not only do you have to replace the fix a flat canister but you have to have the tire dismounted, TPMS replaced, tire fixed or replaced then mounted and balanced and TPMS synced to the car. A flat could run you 125 bucks without a tire.

I have a brembo car and I bought an extra brembo wheel in eBay, a used tire and stuck it in the trunk.

It fits as long as the tire is only inflated to about 12 pounds. I drive too much to have to worry about being towed for a flat after trying the fix a flat only to find it won't fix the tire. I know it adds 60 pounds to my car but I am cool with that. If I go to the track it will come out.
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I have a spare. Would I be able to fit a normal size 18x8 with stock tire back there? Anyone know


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Yeah. The manual says to see your dealer after use. So not only do you have to replace the fix a flat canister but you have to have the tire dismounted, TPMS replaced, tire fixed or replaced then mounted and balanced and TPMS synced to the car. A flat could run you 125 bucks without a tire.

I have a brembo car and I bought an extra brembo wheel in eBay, a used tire and stuck it in the trunk.

It fits as long as the tire is only inflated to about 12 pounds. I drive too much to have to worry about being towed for a flat after trying the fix a flat only to find it won't fix the tire. I know it adds 60 pounds to my car but I am cool with that. If I go to the track it will come out.

Nevermind I guess you answered that question!


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Spare Tire I must have missed it

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Nevermind I guess you answered that question!


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It will stick up a bit above the well. Just FYI. At least my 19x9 does. I think an 18x 8.5 will fit even better
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Wow very nice. No noise at all with it not held down?
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Wow very nice. No noise at all with it not held down?

Nope. It's snug as can be
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Yeah. The manual says to see your dealer after use. So not only do you have to replace the fix a flat canister but you have to have the tire dismounted, TPMS replaced, tire fixed or replaced then mounted and balanced and TPMS synced to the car. A flat could run you 125 bucks without a tire.

I have a brembo car and I bought an extra brembo wheel in eBay, a used tire and stuck it in the trunk.

It fits as long as the tire is only inflated to about 12 pounds. I drive too much to have to worry about being towed for a flat after trying the fix a flat only to find it won't fix the tire. I know it adds 60 pounds to my car but I am cool with that. If I go to the track it will come out.
Also guys don't forget that with the lowered springs on these Shelby's if you get a flat and plan to jack it up to replace it with the spare that your going to have to deal with the jack not fitting under the body to fit your jack in.
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Also guys don't forget that with the lowered springs on these Shelby's if you get a flat and plan to jack it up to replace it with the spare that your going to have to deal with the jack not fitting under the body to fit your jack in.
What you could do with the extra space under the spare tire is carry two pieces of wood 2x 6 's about 12" to 16" inches in length nailed together and mitered on the ends. This way if you get a flat you can place the wood under the flattened tire and back up onto it so the jack could fit.
Still a hassle but gets it done for you.
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George, I like that idea.

others. I'll also suggest a plug kit which adds minimum weight but often works w/o messing up TPMS. I bought a second set for my V6 to run in winter (summer only stockers) and for trips of more than 75 miles from hone I'll chuck one in the trunk.
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I drive 800 miles in a work week so that's every day for me
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Have 18x8 winters 19x9.5 summers need to have stock in a tire rack outlet to keep up with this BS. Bottom line think I've had 2 flats in my life so I go with just the inflate kit


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