Earl...If I may ask...Why the need for the fullsize spare?? Just curious
The stock dognut will work fine. Keep the air pressure up and you are good to go. If you do come across a flat (Hope ya dont =) ) If its a leaker keep a portable air compressor in the car and limp to a shop. In most cases this is all ya need unless its a total loss tire issue.
Lastly...When you run those tires out go with a 245-45-18/275-40-18 OR 255-45-18/285-40-18 set. This is the correct size option and will fit the wheel widths better than whats on there. Hit me up if you have any questions.
Enjoy the car. =)
I want to go with a full size spare for the following reasons:
1. to clear the front brakes
2. to avoid the possible rear end clutch wear issues
3. the car i VERY VERY low, and scrapes at times, as is...a spare doughtnut would make that worse, possibly making the car un-driveable
4. also, I don't like donut spares, they just suck, can't go over 45MPH on them, limited distance, just a bad deal.
5. If I can't fix the bad tire right away, at least the "temporary spare" would be something I could run for a while without problems....as for putting it in the spare tire well, yeah it'll be an issue, might screw with the trunk space a little, but it might be worth it.
I thought about just getting roadside assistance and NOT carrying a spare, but that could be an issue...waiting hours and hours for a towtruck to arrive when I could be back on the road in a matter of minutes just quick changing the tire.
a 17 inch lincoln LS spare might just be an option though.