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Old 09-06-2005
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What size wheel is your spare mounted on?

My truck came with the 15" Edge-Plus alloys, but my spare is mounted on a 16" rim. Normally this wouldn't bother me, but I want to put a smaller spare under there to better fit with my rollpan and hidden hitch, but it seems like it would be easier if I have a 15" wheel to start with. Was there perhaps a problem with the bigger-for-03 front rotors that a 15" steel wheel wouldn't fit, but a 15" alloy would? And if I can verify that it would fit, would anyone want to trade their 15" wheel spare tire for my 16" mounted spare? Its never been used. hell, since I'm buying a new tire anyway, I'd trade my spare for a 15" spare wheel with NO tire! Local, obviously, I don't want to ship, and I'm sure I can get a tire to fit w/ the 16" wheel, it would just be easier and less silly looking on a 15".

Before anyone goes into a dissertation about how a smaller spare will burn up my traction lok, I already have tires 3-4" bigger than my factory full-size spare, so I would need to do the front tire shuffle anyway.
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i got a 15 under there also
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16"s on the truck, 15" spare.. go figure..
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i got a 16 also
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i had 15s stock on my truck with a 16 inch rim spare ..... ford is *** backwards on this one .....
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Mine is mounted to an 18" :D
Just bought 2 rims to replace a couple that were starting to look bad.
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15x7 w/ 16s stock on truck
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I dont have a spare

But when I did it was a 16 my rims that came on the truck were 15's
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225/70/14s all the way around, and still had the orginal firestone spare under mine when i bought it with 91k miles. it was the same size as the others.
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I have absolutely no clue. I am sure I have the regular 15" steelie with the Ranger and I have the stock whatever on the Mustang.
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i had a 16'' spare, and my edge plus wheels were 15''
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my stockers were 16's and when i had my spare it was a 15's.
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I'm pretty sure its the bigger 03 brake size.. but not sure..
my dad's 05 has 255/70R16's on it new.. spare is 235/75R16!!!
my 02 came with 245/75R16.. the spare is 235/75R15!!

The best thing I can think of wowak.. is borrow someones spare and try it.
I'm sure you can find one.
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Dang...makes me think of buying another wheel to cart around with me. I should do that anyway with the 17's.
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Stock rims = 16"
Spare was = 15"
I took it out and left it off...
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15 inch stock edge plus rims and a 15 inch spare rim
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16's stock
15 spare
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i think mine is the stock size, 235/75-15
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i think mine is the stock size, 235/75-15

same...


why did Ford do that..different size stock spair tire??
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why did Ford do that..different size stock spair tire??
Look at the '04 trans. fluid fiasco..... somebody(s) screwed up.
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Look at the '04 trans. fluid fiasco..... somebody(s) screwed up.
what you talkin bout...

fluid fiasco---2 languages? or soemthin..lol
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I also just notice that I have a 16" spare tire and I have the 15" Edge plus wheels. Would it be safe to drive on that? My rear driver side tire has a huge screw in it and I was wanting to just put the spare on instead of driving around with a clunking screw.

I called the dealer and they said bring it in and they'd see if they could work something out, so I'll see what happens.
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2000 Ranger Trailhead: Four 16" aluminum service wheels, 15" steel spare
2003 Ranger FX4 LII: Four 15" aluminum service wheels, 16" steel spare
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