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    GT Spare Wheel

    Hello,

    New here, Picked up my Shadow Edition a couple of weeks ago and loving it (apart from a couple of issues that's getting sorted under warranty)

    I have looked at the other threads regarding the spare wheel issue with the GT and just wondered if there was any new info on it?

    I don't fancy paying the price from American mustang thread link and the below link from this forum seems much more reasonable but my concern is the total diameter difference from the standard wheels to the 18" spare. its over 2".

    https://www.mocgb.net/forums/showthr...r-my-2017-S550

    Any advice will be much appreciated


    This last question may be stupid so i apologise. Can you put the wider wheels from the rear on the front for the purpose of a spare. My thought was get the uk spare wheel from the 2.3T which will fit the rear but if you got a front puncture then put the rear on the front and the spare on the back but i'm assuming there may be some clearance issues.

    I do have the full breakdown cover but that's not the point. My focus st got a slash in the tyre and luckily that had a spare. Since then i said i would never buy a car without a spare but i just had to have a mustang lol.

    #2
    Ive seen that post to its a 19 inch wheel kit so same as the gt .
    a rear wheel from a 2.3 will fit but not the front wheel from a 2.3 clearance issue is the brembo brakes but a rear wheel will also not fit in the wheel well of the GT its proud by about 2 inches .
    also the thing to consider is anyone with a set of wheels because they have bought after market ones ,prob wouldn't be likely to break up the set to sell just one so you might have to by atleast a pair which would poss be close to the cost of a kit.
    But you never know someone might sell you just one
    have fun

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      #3
      Originally posted by Pilgrim View Post
      Ive seen that post to its a 19 inch wheel kit so same as the gt .
      a rear wheel from a 2.3 will fit but not the front wheel from a 2.3 clearance issue is the brembo brakes but a rear wheel will also not fit in the wheel well of the GT its proud by about 2 inches .
      also the thing to consider is anyone with a set of wheels because they have bought after market ones ,prob wouldn't be likely to break up the set to sell just one so you might have to by atleast a pair which would poss be close to the cost of a kit.
      But you never know someone might sell you just one
      have fun
      I was talking about the one wilky62 bought. That was a 18". Much cheaper than the American mustang forum thread.

      I wasn't talking about buying an actual alloy from the mustang rather the space saver from the 2.3T. I mean that would fit the rear no problem but now from your post i see the rear gt wheel would not fit on the front so the 2.3 space saver is a no go option.

      Doesn't seem like there is a spare wheel for the GT that is cost effective.

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        #4
        Hi Kev, I hope this helps a little.
        I have researched this issue for two years and there might be a solution but it's pretty expensive.
        I've driven my S550 V8 to Greece a few times and like you don't feel comfortable without some sort of spare wheel. I asked Fords about a spare initially and my request went to Flat Rock Michigan and the answer came back saying "this vehicle was homologated without a spare wheel, hence there is no approved space saver spare wheel available" (not very helpful I thought!)
        I was also told that it is important that the rolling perimeter of the rear tyres match side to side or there could be damage to the diff!
        It seems that the Australians have a solution to the problem with a suitable space saver that fits in the boot well but as you might expect an import from down under is not gonna be cheap.
        I've ordered one and if your interested PM me and I will let you know how I get on with it and the details.
        Cheers, Bruce

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          #5
          Universal wheel?

          Looks like the AA & RAC have got hold of some sort of universal wheel. Might be worth investigating?
          https://conversation.which.co.uk/mot...r-cars-aa-rac/
          2005 Mustang GT Convertible
          1971 Triumph TR6

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            #6
            Originally posted by chrisjm View Post
            Looks like the AA & RAC have got hold of some sort of universal wheel. Might be worth investigating?
            https://conversation.which.co.uk/mot...r-cars-aa-rac/
            That's this:

            http://www.dynomec.co.uk/universal-spare-wheel.html
            1967 White Convertible Auto ...... 1994 to 2004
            2005 Redfire GT Manual......2008 to 2010
            2010 Kona Blue GT Auto ...... 2010 to 2013


            MOCGB #332 since 1994

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              #7
              That looks a good option for emergency situations. I wonder if it fits over big brakes?

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                #8
                2015+ S550 V8 Spare Wheel

                This is the end of my two year search.
                A space saver spare wheel and tyre is available from Automotive Authority in America that fits in the boot well under the floor panel. It fits over the big 6 piston front brake callipers and therefore works for all four wheels. To fit a standard front wheel on the back or a back wheel on the front is technically illegal so this (as branded for emergency use only :-50mph) is probably the only spare that ticks all the boxes. It definitely fits over Shelby Wilwood front callipers and the manufacturer claims it fits over Brembo 6 piston front callipers. It's not cheap at 399 US dollars and the shipping cost by air is another 193 dollars!! Then there's UK duty to add at about £100. So some would say a good breakdown insurance is better value for money!
                Anyway for anyone with deep pockets and not wanting to rely on a can of gas I hope this helps.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by brucej View Post
                  This is the end of my two year search.
                  A space saver spare wheel and tyre is available from Automotive Authority in America that fits in the boot well under the floor panel. It fits over the big 6 piston front brake callipers and therefore works for all four wheels. To fit a standard front wheel on the back or a back wheel on the front is technically illegal so this (as branded for emergency use only :-50mph) is probably the only spare that ticks all the boxes. It definitely fits over Shelby Wilwood front callipers and the manufacturer claims it fits over Brembo 6 piston front callipers. It's not cheap at 399 US dollars and the shipping cost by air is another 193 dollars!! Then there's UK duty to add at about £100. So some would say a good breakdown insurance is better value for money!
                  Anyway for anyone with deep pockets and not wanting to rely on a can of gas I hope this helps.
                  Jesus i have bought cars cheaper than that !!..
                  S550GT Grabber Blue 2018 Auto...:D
                  1950 Shoebox Custom Hot Rod
                  1967 Camaro SS 350
                  1967 Mustang Fastback 302
                  2005 Ford Mustang GT

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                    #10
                    S550 spare

                    Originally posted by snap on pete View Post
                    Jesus i have bought cars cheaper than that !!..
                    I agree but maybe Pete you could add this to your inventory of s550 parts. They might do a discount for a “bulk” order and certainly the shipping would be cheaper. Tax too as based on cost. I for one would be interested but not at £500 for a spare!

                    Chris

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by snap on pete View Post
                      Jesus i have bought cars cheaper than that !!..
                      Jep I couldn't agree more I recently bought a Jag for £500 one owner from new with known service history. It runs sweet and has 5 good wheels and tyres. I use it almost ever day while the Mustang is tucked away in the garage and I love that old car. Some things in life are crazy but if I hit a rock at the top of the Gotthard Pass I will be ok unless I'm stupid enough to hit another!!!

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                        #12
                        I bit the bullet a month or so ago and ordered the spare wheel from the US , the one that brucej sent the link to . It arrived after around 3 weeks , yes it fits over the big calipers , comes with the jack , brace and thread extension adaptor ...... expensive experience , esp when you include the import duty on top of it all but long term it gives me peace of mind . The gunk and compressor that comes as standard I have kept , as if I ever sell the car that's what will be going in the boot 'as standard' ;-)

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                          #13
                          Surely there's a steel 19" space saver from another OEM which will fit?
                          -- S550, V8 Convertible, 17MY, Auto, custom pack, lighting blue on black wheels --

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                            #14
                            Hi sorry to revive this but I'm trying to get some answers on a spare for my 2016 ecoboost.

                            I planning on doing a couple of weeks around the alps in September and don't like the idea of not having a spare. There are a few ford spacesavers knocking around which i know for clearance and fitting wont be an issue front or back. but the sizes of the tyres are confusing me.

                            The tyres on mine are 255 40 19's
                            the ford space savers are 155 60 18's
                            and the spare from automotive authority in the sates is a 155 70 19

                            I've read a little bit on diff windup which leads to me believe either spare fit to the rear isn't a good idea? is this right?

                            for comparison the Ford Spare is 6.7% smaller than the standard wheel
                            and the automotive authority spare is 1.8% larger than the standard wheel

                            https://imgur.com/zD0WP77 - Ford Spare Size comparison
                            https://imgur.com/KbnoZBp - Automotive authority Size comparison


                            Am I being daft here and missing something completely obvious?



                            Lastly, I've been in touch with a company called Tyremen who supply space savers for lots of vehicles, They don't do a mustang kit yet but they have agreed to send me a 135 80 18 wheel and tyre with a 70.6 bored out centre. He's said it might not fit over the calipers but they are happy to give me a fill refund if it doesn't fit. All for £255 and that includes a jack brace and storage bag.
                            This wheel works out half and inch smaller overall and is 1.9% smaller than the standard.

                            so again, diff windup, is it something to worry about?

                            Thanks all, oh and Hello :D

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                              #15
                              Vmeldlew,
                              Try below from Automotive Authority.
                              https://www.automotiveauthorityllc.c...-brembo-brakes

                              Say's it's for GT, but description says will fit the Ecoboost also (can't attest to it as have a GT).

                              If you don't fancy buying through the US, you can also find below:
                              https://nemesisuk.com/collections/mu...tk-musgt15-kit

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