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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2007, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Mustang spare tire help

My wifes Mustang needs a spare, The first time I had to put it on it lasted about 24 hours, there was a bubble in the sidewall from the tread to the bead.

My cousin works at an Acura dealership and he cannot find replacement rubber for it, I even called tire rack and they don't sell that size tire.

Can anyone tell me what other cars that have same bolt pattern may have the same size spare. I'll just go to a junk yard and pick up a couple.

The tire size is T125/90/R15. I found someone on a PA craigslist site that had two of them but it looks like I was a little late, after asking if he/she would ship them it looks like they deleted the listing.

From their post, and a quick tire size calculator it looks like T125/90/R15 or T125/80/R16 will work. It would save some time if I knew which flooded junk yard trunks to look in first.

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Any car with the same size tires should have a spare with the same diameter. If it were me, I would look and find out what size tires people are using who are using the spare rims as lightweight front drag wheels. If you get whatever size tire they are running, then you would have a space saver spare with a real tire so you wouldn't have to limit your speed and distance when you use it.

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Any car with the same size tires should have a spare with the same diameter. If it were me, I would look and find out what size tires people are using who are using the spare rims as lightweight front drag wheels. If you get whatever size tire they are running, then you would have a space saver spare with a real tire so you wouldn't have to limit your speed and distance when you use it.
I thought I saw Brad throw up a response to a question along those lines, I'd have to double check though. I think the street rated tires cost over one hundred dollars. I just put new 17" gunmetal cobras on her car and the day before she had to drive up to have a friend of mine do the install she got the flat donut. So I had to fork out the cash to replace one of her stock 15" tires just to replace all four the next day. That was no fun, but we were to leave for vacation using her car the day after that.

I'll definitely look into that though, and thanks for the quick response.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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After searching the internet for awhile I found someone writing about using a 165/80/15 tire on the spare rim as a drag skinny. Does anyone know if that will work?

Tire rack shows that the tire will fit on a rim that is 4-5.5" wide, but I don't have access to the rim to figure out how wide it is.

Not to mention if the above mentioned size will fit on the spare rim it will be just over 1% difference in size from the 245/45/17 tires that are on her car now.

All I would have to hope for would be squeezing into the spare tire well.

Thanks again for any insight.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 03:45 PM
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you might try local salvage yards or MPS auto salvage (link below). they specialize in only mustangs. the link is not working right at this moment, but i know that it does....i;ve even been to the location and bought a PI engine a few yrs back.

you might also try one of the mustang forums. corral.net or odular depot.


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