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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've just bought #1417 and am thinking that a spare wheel would be a good idea! So, two questions. Does anyone have a standard 2008/09 road wheel in great condition that they want to sell (you can PM if you like)?

Is anyone aware of an 18" steel wheel rim that will provide clearance and be suitable for "spare duty"? My intention with a steel rim, will be to produce an identical rolling radius to a standard alloy road wheel assembly.
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I bought one of these and used the original that had a bit of curb rash for the full size spare...

https://www.carid.com/replace/18-rem...&url=123678294
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That's what I would do. Don't full around with a steel rim that may not fit right.
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That's what I would do. Don't full around with a steel rim that may not fit right.
Yes, I agree. I've just ordered a new OE spec alloy wheel rim.

What is everyone using for a boot tool kit? I have found what appears to be a genuine Ford kit but this is for a 1994 – 2004 model (part number LRS-17080-KIT). I was hoping to find an S197 being parted out and get the original jack and tool roll from that, but I am in New Zealand and we don't see these being wrecked very often. I can use anything in the meantime, but I'm keen to have an OE setup as my permanent gear. Anyone have anything?
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Yes, I agree. I've just ordered a new OE spec alloy wheel rim.

What is everyone using for a boot tool kit? I have found what appears to be a genuine Ford kit but this is for a 1994 – 2004 model (part number LRS-17080-KIT). I was hoping to find an S197 being parted out and get the original jack and tool roll from that, but I am in New Zealand and we don't see these being wrecked very often. I can use anything in the meantime, but I'm keen to have an OE setup as my permanent gear. Anyone have anything?
This is what I bought for my step son to keep in his trunk as he travels back and forth to college. I didn't need to buy the jack as he has the factory jack in his car. Buying all the factory parts is going to cost you alot. If you are OCD then okay I get it, but you have to ask yourself how often are you going to be changing a flat tire to spend the money?

Car Jack

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Torin-Jac...-Jack/14560046

Breaker Bar

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...bar-67933.html

Torque Wrench

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...nch-63882.html

Impact Socket Set

https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-4950-2...s%2C158&sr=8-8
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same "problem " here

no spare wheel. found a spare with 185/60/17 out of a 2007 Mustang. Will this spare wheel work ? I am living in Germany - so spare tires for Mustangs are hard to find
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same "problem " here

no spare wheel. found a spare with 185/60/17 out of a 2007 Mustang. Will this spare wheel work ? I am living in Germany - so spare tires for Mustangs are hard to find
This will work for an emergency, on the front only. Just realize that if you have a flat on the rear you need to change two tires. Put the spare on the front and move the front tire to the rear.

This is due to the limited slip rear-end. If you had two different tires (as in height) on the rear, it would cause the rear-end to have to compensate for the different speeds of the two rear wheel causing excessive wear to the rear-end.
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...that´s what I am afraid of. The different diameter of the tires.

SO I will search for a 18 inch rim with a 235/50/18 or stick with that "emergency kit
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WARNING..... the "fix-a-flat" that was provided with the 08/09 Bullitt expired, long ago. Also, read the owners manual, they warn the owners that the fix-a-flat can damage the tire pressure sensors.

When I travel, I put one of the small temporary spares in my Bullitt. Hopefully, any flat will be on the front but if it happens on the rear, then I will have to change two tires. When I am driving local, I have roadside service that will haul the car to a tire shop, if necessary. When on the road, you really need a spare of some kind.

That is the way it is with Ford's BETTER IDEA
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.... complicated So the very best idea is to buy a 18 inch rim with 235/50/18 tire... even if the tire sits a little "high" in the trunk

Thank you for your advise

Greetings Juergen
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Another option. It is the height that matters, not width. Try to find a tire that has the about same height (same, or close to the same RPM (Revolution Per Minute)). It can have a smaller width to make the trunk panel fit better.

I am still mad at Ford to not including a spare. Any car I purchase in the future must have a spare as part of the purchase deal. We will see how much the dealership wants my business.
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Since the earlier rear diffs. are clutch type limited slips, they act like an open diff. when cruising, so a slightly smaller wheel and tire won't hurt for short distances. I have a 225/55/17 tire on a 17" aluminum wheel, and it fits right in the tire well. Will not clear brembo front brakes, but stock ones no problem.
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found a spare tire kit including the jack... from a 2014 Mustang. at ebay .de it is a aluminium spare - will this wheel fit in the trunk ?
The diameter is a little ( 4% ) smaller than my 18 inch tires

T185/55R18 109M 18x4,5T X40. that´s the numbers fron the spare


Greetings Juergen
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Thanks for the info. I ended up buying all of the OE parts from a wrecked 2008 for US$45 so I'm happy!
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Hallo Jürgen,

vllt. bin ich mit der Antwort zu spät, egal.
Ich hatte genau diese Abmessungen für Felge und Reifen. Habe aber Reifen geändert.
Rad passt genau in Mulde, sieht jetzt so aus:

Felge ist wie die Beschriebene. Allerdings ist der Lochkreis nicht 114,3 mm sondern 115,0 mm. Ich habe sie montiert, men spürt etwas die 0,7 mm, aber ich denke für den Notfall geht das, die Radbolzen werden etwas nachgeben.

Als Reifen habe ich einen 145/80-18 gefunden, fast identischer Durchmesser, aber viel schmaler und dadurch besser für die Mulde.

Hoffe ich konnte helfen

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