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Old 09-26-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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Full Sized Spare in Trunk?

I just picked up a set of snow tires and wheels. Just wondering (because I"m too lazy to actually try it) ... how well will a full sized spare fit in the hole in the trunk?

My snow tires are 185/65-15 so a bit narrower than the stock 195/60-15 (but once winter rolls in I"ll have a stocker as a spare).


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Old 09-26-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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I also would like a answer to this question!. When I bought my 08 SES the factory included a spare temporary type tire and factory jack instead of the cheep inflator kit many other 08 owners received (I like to assume Ford used the inflator kit to cut auto weight for fuel economy reasons and not for cheapness reasons). Yes, the temporary spare is much better than the cheep inflator kit but I too would like to buy a full size wheel and put a new full size matching spare tire on it. I feel that nasty inflator kit Ford put in many 08s wont do much good in the middle of the desert with a blown out sidewall on a tire!
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #3
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I'm not a huge fan of donuts, even. I live in the northeast - it rains, it snows ... there's no way I'm putting a mini sized bald tire on.

I'm sure one will fit in the hole in the trunk, but it may cuase everything to stick up a bit.
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Won't fit i tried. Sorry

My 15" factory won't fit nor my 17" won't fit.
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Yeah...that donut barely fits in there. There's a 0% chance that a full-size spare could squeeze in.
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Just put your other stuff in the hole and put the wheel/tire in the trunk.
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Idk about yall but I have a 195/50/15 in my spare well and it tits but it isn't level so the floor sticks up.
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tits!! ha sorry had to point it out
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Perhaps a new product is in order! A new molded trunk floor with a molded area designed to house a full size spare tire and lay flat in the factory slot!. Just a idea I dont know if it would sell but I know if it fit well and looked OEM enough I would buy one.
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