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I'm in the process of putting together everything I need to carry a spare tire/jack/air compressor in my 08 Bullitt. I've read the thread on the spare tire conversion and everyone talks about having to partially deflate the tire for it to fit correctly in the wheel well, and then they just carry their OEM air compressor to pump it up, should they ever need it.

I'm wondering, though, if anyone has any suggestions for any smaller air compressors that would work? I'm going to try to contain everything within the spare tire wheel well, and the OEM compressor is fairly large.

Can anyone recommend any smaller, more compact compressors that still work well?
 

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I could have just as easily searched for air compressors on Google, Tiger. I'm looking for specific suggestions based on experience.
 

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Mike, I bought a spare tire from a GT when I had my Bullitt. It was a temp spare. Worked fine. However if you have big brakes I don't think there is one.

So, if you have the stock brakes, just get the tire, jack, wrench from a nice unused wrecked Mustang.
 

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Mike, I bought a spare tire from a GT when I had my Bullitt. It was a temp spare. Worked fine. However if you have big brakes I don't think there is one.

So, if you have the stock brakes, just get the tire, jack, wrench from a nice unused wrecked Mustang.
Hey Bob,

I already have a spare OEM Bullitt wheel and I'm having an identical Michelin Pilot Super Sport put on it. I also have an OE Mustang jack (I got the wheel and jack from my buddy Max - Makemann on here, who sold his Bullitt and sold me the spare and jack). I just need the wrench and potentially the compressor.
 

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You could do what I did, buy a bag that is a reproduction of the tool bags that were in 60's Mustangs, glue some hook side of Velcro to the bottom and put it in the trunk on the flat part as close to the back seat as possible. It fits a small compressor, rags, tools etc. and the Velcro prevents it from sliding around.

http://www.mustangdepot.com/OnLineCatalog/Trunk/images/TB-FM-L-PLD.jpg

Or, get a rough idea of the available space under your spare and look in Walmart, Auto Zone or other places for a compressor that will fit.
 

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Hi Mike,
I have a full size spare in 6043. I keep the tire fully up to pressure and am able to get it in the well as well as back out without deflating/re-inflating. The rim is the OEM Bullitt wheel w/ stock tire from Bob Nixon's 5224.

I have a stock Ford Mustang jack and a 4-way lug wrench with blocks,boards and rags in the well also.

The full size tire and rim push the floor panel cover about an inch higher than if used as delivered...not a problem, plenty of room left for stuff.

I'd leave the compressor at home.
 

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Hi Mike,
I have a full size spare in 6043. I keep the tire fully up to pressure and am able to get it in the well as well as back out without deflating/re-inflating. The rim is the OEM Bullitt wheel w/ stock tire from Bob Nixon's 5224.

I have a stock Ford Mustang jack and a 4-way lug wrench with blocks,boards and rags in the well also.

The full size tire and rim push the floor panel cover about an inch higher than if used as delivered...not a problem, plenty of room left for stuff.

I'd leave the compressor at home.
I'm going with a Michelin Pilot Super Sport to match my attached 4 mounted on an OE Bullitt wheel, so not sure how that will differ from the stock BFG, but I'll try it fully inflated before I buy a compressor.
 

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I'm in the process of putting together everything I need to carry a spare tire/jack/air compressor in my 08 Bullitt.
I've read the thread on the spare tire conversion and everyone talks about having to partially deflate the tire for it to fit correctly in the wheel well, and then they just carry their OEM air compressor to pump it up, should they ever need it.

I'm wondering, though, if anyone has any suggestions for any smaller air compressors that would work? I'm going to try to contain everything within the spare tire wheel well, and the OEM compressor is fairly large.

Can anyone recommend any smaller, more compact compressors that still work well?

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