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Tire Mobility Kit Replaces Spare Tire


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#1 OFFLINE   Stang65

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:42 PM

Can anyone explain why Ford is replacing the mini spare tire on V6 Mustangs with a Tire Mobility Kit? Why can they not at least offer the option of a mini spare in place of this kit. I am sure it will fit in the trunk still since they offer it in the V8 Model.

The kit is useless if the sidewall is cut by a nail or something else which has been the case for me with my '02 V8 & '06 V6.







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#2 OFFLINE   randy_tho

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:41 PM

My first guess would be to tweak out the MPG rating. lol. The 08 and up bullit and the GT500 only have the patch kit also I believe.

Can anyone explain why Ford is replacing the mini spare tire on V6 Mustangs with a Tire Mobility Kit? Why can they not at least offer the option of a mini spare in place of this kit. I am sure it will fit in the trunk still since they offer it in the V8 Model.

The kit is useless if the sidewall is cut by a nail or something else which has been the case for me with my '02 V8 & '06 V6.


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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:15 PM

Can anyone explain why Ford is replacing the mini spare tire on V6 Mustangs with a Tire Mobility Kit? Why can they not at least offer the option of a mini spare in place of this kit. I am sure it will fit in the trunk still since they offer it in the V8 Model.

The kit is useless if the sidewall is cut by a nail or something else which has been the case for me with my '02 V8 & '06 V6.


The spare tire is a "fleet only" option :rant:

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:56 PM

Can anyone explain why Ford is replacing the mini spare tire on V6 Mustangs with a Tire Mobility Kit? Why can they not at least offer the option of a mini spare in place of this kit. I am sure it will fit in the trunk still since they offer it in the V8 Model.

The kit is useless if the sidewall is cut by a nail or something else which has been the case for me with my '02 V8 & '06 V6.

I don't carry a spare in any of my vehicles.
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