I broke down and bought a spare tire kit-ugh

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$25 for your spare? He was certainly looking to take advantage of you! After market set ups are a couple hundred dollars, Ford is more I think. I just ordered a spare jack with the lug wrench for my Edge from a junkyard and it was $60 by itself.
By the way, if anyone is interested, the Edge jack is identical to the one in the mustang. The only difference is that the lug wrench comes in a pouch rather than attaching to the jack. It was also less expensive than ones out of a mustang by $20-$30.
That’s Facebook s550 group for you. I see all kinds of sleezy sells post and scams

people dogging cars, 10 min long burnout bragging etc vids etc

1 month later they post “beautiful car, never abused or hot rodded, won’t find a nicer more cared for car” but a lot of people typically call them out
 

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How would I know if my 2019 stock GT/CS with 19" wheels came with the Brembo Calipers?
Is there something on them that would tell me?
 

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How would I know if my 2019 stock GT/CS with 19" wheels came with the Brembo Calipers?
Is there something on them that would tell me?
They don’t. Only the PP1 and PP2 have them. They would say Brembo on them.
 

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Got a screw in my tire, barely made it to the tire shop. Could just imagine being out of cell range, tire damaged beyond the goop stuff, and being labeled as “Victim #1“ when they find me months later. Hate the idea of having to buy a spare tire.
Trust me you aren't vitcim #1, Within the first 3 months of ownership I had to replace not 1, not 2 but 3 tires for that same exact reason. I still haven't gotten the spare tire but it is on my todo list.

I'm trying to figure out how I am going to install a sound system with the spare kit in the back. I hope the spare kit doesn't rattle and make a lot of noise.
 

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The solution for the PP1 guys is simple. Kinda. 1” spacer and the spare tire kit. If you get a rear flat you are fine. If you get a front flat you have to move a rear to the front and then install the spacer and put the spare on the back.

I don’t have a spare. I just have hope and a spare set of rims at home. I generally rent cars when I go on long trips though. Much cheaper.
 

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I've owned this car 4 years and have had 3 flats. That's than I have had in the 43 years I've been driving. I have the Automotive Authority spare and it works great.
 

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This is the difficult part about Ford. Yes they do make spares that work with those Brembos. They just won't sell them to you. Internationally, they put on those Performance Pack wheels more often than they do here.


India:
https://indianautosblog.com/2016-ford-mustang-gt-review-india-p237514

I was shocked when I saw they get a full-size spare.

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Australia:
https://www.ford.com.au/performance/mustang/accessories/mustang-gt-fastback/#

Why in the hell won't they sell this in the states?

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Spare Wheel Kit
Price: $832 *

Part Number: VGR3Z1007D & FR3Z17032A & HR3Z17080A
  • Compatible with the vehicle's Brembo Brake Package
  • 19” Light Weight Black Alloy Wheel with T135/70R 19 105M tyre
  • Replaces the Temporary Mobility Kit and fits in the vehicle’s spare wheel well without raising the luggage compartment floor height.
  • Contents Wheel Kit VGR3Z1007D, Wheel Brace FR3Z17032A and Jack HR3Z17080A
 

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This is the difficult part about Ford. Yes they do make spares that work with those Brembos. They just won't sell them to you. Internationally, they put on those Performance Pack wheels more often than they do here.


India:
https://indianautosblog.com/2016-ford-mustang-gt-review-india-p237514

I was shocked when I saw they get a full-size spare.

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Australia:
https://www.ford.com.au/performance/mustang/accessories/mustang-gt-fastback/#

Why in the hell won't they sell this in the states?

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Spare Wheel Kit
Price: $832 *

Part Number: VGR3Z1007D & FR3Z17032A & HR3Z17080A
  • Compatible with the vehicle's Brembo Brake Package
  • 19” Light Weight Black Alloy Wheel with T135/70R 19 105M tyre
  • Replaces the Temporary Mobility Kit and fits in the vehicle’s spare wheel well without raising the luggage compartment floor height.
  • Contents Wheel Kit VGR3Z1007D, Wheel Brace FR3Z17032A and Jack HR3Z17080A
Have you ever seen what passes for roads in most of India? No American buyer would accept this.

A wonder where the Australian wheel is manufactured. Regardless $832 would also make it a no go here. Owners bitch about the $500 for the AA spare.
 

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... Regardless $832 would also make it a no go here. Owners bitch about the $500 for the AA spare.
PLEASE, please tell me you did not pay sticker price for your Mustang. The price listed should not be the price you're paying for Ford vehicles and/or parts.

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It's not $832 US dollars, it's more like $585 listed including their 10% VAT.

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I can go pick up a spare from a Ford dealer for less than $200 saving over 20%. - Doing some quick math on the Aussie spare to remove VAT and find a market rate of 20% off, it would be right around $420 for the complete kit, $529 list price.

Will Ford do this? No. But once you adjust for the USDM, the price wouldn't be bad compared to the free market solution here.
 

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The solution for the PP1 guys is simple. Kinda. 1” spacer and the spare tire kit. If you get a rear flat you are fine. If you get a front flat you have to move a rear to the front and then install the spacer and put the spare on the back.
So, it's dark, my PP1 has a front flat on the side of the highway, it's raining, and you want me to:
Jack up back of the car,​
Pull the rear tire off,​
Put the spare on the rear,​
Jack up the front,​
Pull the front tire off,​
Install a spacer, and​
Put the rear tire on the front.​
instead of:
Jack up the front of the car,​
Pull the front tire off, and​
Put the spare on the front.​

No thanks. I got the AA spare (https://www.automotiveauthorityllc....ang-gt-with-brembo-brakes?variant=35757212297), stuck it under the trunk floor with a breaker bar and a socket, and I'm happy about it.
 

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