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Hi Folks,

While putting the extra goodies away from the trunk of my Bullitt, when I went to go put away the tire inflator kit, I found...a spare tire under the trunk floor. Brand new.

Looking at No OEM Spare Tire for Clearing Brembo Brakes and also other pictures I had seen of other cars for sale, I am kind of surprised to find a spare there. It appears to be a Ford spare tire - the center screw holding the tire in place is definitely a Ford part. As expected, there's no jack. It's a 155/70R19 temp spare.

Reading the other thread, I'm concerned about ever trying to use that spare. But...it looks like Ford put it there?

Attaching picture. Pointers to any clarifying thread appreciated.
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Looks like the spare wheel from Automotive Authority, who devised a spare wheel (aftermarket) for S550 with 6 piston Brembo. The AA kit came with a Ford jack and lug wrench. The center screw is OEM, to secure the molded foam block that held the OEM air compressor/goo dispenser. The spare wheel will clear the front Brembos on performance pack and is close spec on tire height front and rear, not damaging the Torsen diff.
You got a present from the prevous owner. Current MSRP on just the spare tire is $430.
Complete the kit with a scissor jack, lug wrench with 13/16" socket for the OEM nuts and be prepared to torque to 150 lbs/ft.
Look at post# 46 in the thread you mentioned for the link to AA and info on your spare tire.
 

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Thanks very much for that pointer! I missed the link reading through the thread. Definitely what I have and definitely a gift from the previous owner(s). I'm amazed at the thoroughness of that part to include even the Ford wing nut (thank you - couldn't think of the term when I wrote it).
 

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jystickman, I have the AA spare tire, which is quality. AA recognized the need for a spare tire for S550 with 6 piston Brembos, as the FORD S550 spare tire does not clear 6 piston Brembo's, and it works on front and rear with our Bullitts.

Please complete soon with a Ford Mustang scissor jack (has the mount slots to not mess up the pinch welds and a integral handle to use the jack, a lug wrench with 13/16" socket (Gorilla makes a kit with a compact extendable breaker bar to break high torque nuts, and multiple size sockets) and remember to torque to 150 lbs/ft, FORD spec, which is HARD push down on the breaker bar when tightening the nuts in a 5 star pattern.
I also keep 2 large cans of Slime in the wheel well. Just in case. BE PREPARED, I am an old Boy Scout.

I taught my daughter how to change a tire when she started driving solo. Later she had a flat and changed it herself but advised that she consulted GOOGLE to refresh. Proud Dad.
 

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jystickman, I have the AA spare tire, which is quality. AA recognized the need for a spare tire for S550 with 6 piston Brembos, as the FORD S550 spare tire does not clear 6 piston Brembo's, and it works on front and rear with our Bullitts.

Please complete soon with a Ford Mustang scissor jack (has the mount slots to not mess up the pinch welds and a integral handle to use the jack, a lug wrench with 13/16" socket (Gorilla makes a kit with a compact extendable breaker bar to break high torque nuts, and multiple size sockets) and remember to torque to 150 lbs/ft, FORD spec, which is HARD push down on the breaker bar when tightening the nuts in a 5 star pattern.
I also keep 2 large cans of Slime in the wheel well. Just in case. BE PREPARED, I am an old Boy Scout.

I taught my daughter how to change a tire when she started driving solo. Later she had a flat and changed it herself but advised that she consulted GOOGLE to refresh. Proud Dad.
Already looking for a jack, etc. to complete the kit. I completely agree about needing to complete the setup.

I taught my older son to change a tire and will teach my younger one the same. Probably a separate topic but it seems like it's becoming a lost art teaching basic automotive tasks to kids. For example, my 2 Mini Coopers have no oil dipstick. The computer tells you the oil level. And getting to the filter itself is sometimes waaaay too much work. It was so much easier working on my old Fox body 5.0....
 

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FYI If you use tire "slime" the tire is probably finished afterwards. It's very hard to get out of the tire. Also tell your tire dealer you used the slime because some are flammable and can cause harm to the tire technician. A spare is the way to go.
 
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