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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.
 

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Bought Spare tire kit from dealer, mobility kit crap

Spent $255 & got the spare, jack, & mount to put it in direct from Ford. Nice looking alloy rim & jack looks sturdy. I tried the "Mobility Kit" just to add 2 lb. air & it took my tire from 30 lb. down to 20 lb. I'm glad I was not on the side of the road when I found out it only pumps to 20 lb. Spent $25 at Sears for a double cylinder Schwinn foot pump (very compact) & I'll keep the mobility kit for beach balls. I wonder, was this mobility kit used on those underinflated footballs? Anyway I'm real happy I have a real spare & a decent air pump. P.S. if you use the mobility kit you will have to replace the air pressure sensor ($250) so personally I would not recommend using it anyway.
 
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