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Full Size Spare
Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:39 PM
I'm curious if a full size will fit in the wheel well (where the doughnut is now), and also curious if anyone has suggestions on the most economical way to get a reliable full size spare.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:19 AM
Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:35 PM
Also, a lot of the rims are missing the center cap with the Ford logo. Does that serve any function other than aesthetics?
Does anyone have any words of wisdom for things I should be looking for / questions I should be asking when looking at used rims?
PS. Thanks mmstar & Waldo for your replies!!!
Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:12 AM
The most important factor to consider for a full-size spare is to get one that has very close to the same diameter as the other tires, unless you have FWD. The AWD system can be damaged by running tires with different diameters.
Center caps do protect the hubs and halfshafts from road debris and salt, but for the presumably short time you'll be using your "temporary full-size spare", it isn't anything to worry about.