No Spare No Problem
My 2015 ecoboost did not come with a spare??. No Bueno. I commute from Corpus Christi, TX to Laredo, TX weekly. Having no spare is not an option. There is a stretches of road that are 60+ miles without a gas station. Also, the 35 mile limit of Fords 24 hour road side assistance will leave me stranded for 100 of the 140 mile commute. So I started shopping for a spare. First place I went was Ford. The price for a spare tire kit was $550. That was a big ol nope. I then tried discount tire $220 not bad, but compromised trunk space. So I declined. After that, I searched eBay and found a new spare tire kit for $255 and placed a order. A week later I received a email stating they were out of stock and gave me a option for a refund. I accepted. I checked tire rack. Nope. They only sell the tire and no wheel. I then decided to try eBay one more time. But, I decided to purchase a used spare from a 2003-2004 mustang cobra for $136. I went this this option because the brake specs were similar to my Ecoboost. I recieved it and it fit!!! But did not clear the brakes???. So I went to Oriellys Auto Parts and purchased wheel spacers for and quality scissor jack for $57. Moreover, I installed on front wheel. The spare fit with the spacer but brake caliper scraped on a petruding weldmark. By this time I was use to disappointment so I didn't freak out. I got my sander and went to work. Finally, it fit???. After that, I removed the factory foam piece from the spare tire location I the truck leaving the tire kit. Then, I placed the spare, set of spacers, tire kit, jack and a old tire iron in the space. The truck cover fit flush with the rest of the truck space. Success. In total about $200.
There are more than one way to skin a cat, I just wanted to share my way.