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Old 12-30-2011, 03:39 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Has anyone figured out a replacement for the original spare tire?

I am the original owner of my ti and recently went to fill the spare and its shot. Bead has given up due to dry rot and will not hold air. I thought I could just go buy a new one but no one seems to carry that size. 125\90R15

Tirerack.com told me its discontinued and they don't carry a comparable size. I thought about a traler tire of similar size but they are $150. and not the EXACT size so not sure if it would fit in the carrier? Found a few used spares but they don't seem to be in any better shape than mine being the same age.

Has anyone done anything differently to replace the spare? I thought about putting a tube in mine but not sure how the bead would hold up even with a tube?

I know the odds of getting a flat might be rare and I have AAA, I just feel more comfortable being on the road with a usabel spare especially since my wife drives the cost most of the time.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:20 AM   #2
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I carry a full size spare in my cargo area, but that's not really something most people are willing to do.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:22 AM   #3
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Someone on another forum says this is the part number for a replacement. 36-12-2-153-271. The description is "TIRE CONTI T125/90 R ". He claims he confirmed it is a 15" tire.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:44 AM   #4
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Someone on another forum says this is the part number for a replacement. 36-12-2-153-271. The description is "TIRE CONTI T125/90 R ". He claims he confirmed it is a 15" tire.
Thanks Cirrus. I just went and punched that number in at the BavAuto site and it comes up as a special order part for $95. so maybe they can get it?
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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Resurrecting an old thread here. It's 2013 and my spare is shot. I have staggered M3 DSII's. A can of fix-a-flat and a compressor are in the trunk. There are times when I'd like to know I have a spare. Vendors including bavauto are telling me it's a discontinued tire. There seems to be no solution. I do not want to put a projectile in the trunk. Anyone have ideas for a space saver, possibly fixing it down with a mounting bag?
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:12 AM   #6
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3struck,

That is an old thread! I even forgot about posting it!

I never did find a replacement as everyone told me the part number was discontinued too. I found a few at junkyards but they were in no better shape than my own and they all wanted $75.

So...I put a tube in mine and am hoping I never have to use it. It holds pressure so it might work in a pinch. Not the best solution but I could find no other way than going with run flats on the car!

Good luck my friend!

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:50 AM   #7
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I decided to use a full size wheel/tire, which barely fits behind the back seats, but I have a strong chain attached with S hooks to a metal tie-down mounting point located near the side storage compartments to secure it.

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Old 08-21-2013, 02:34 AM   #8
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Firestone also makes this size spare for earlier Mustangs (2004 and before). There's more info on the net.

FIRESTONE RADIAL TEMPA SPARE T125/90R15 96M 15" INCH SPARE TIRE For 1994 - 2004 FORD MUSTANG GT V6, 4.6L
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:14 AM   #9
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Florida Mike,

Thank you and everyone for your responses. I am going to remove the spare, since at this point it serves no purpose and keep 2 cans of fix-a-flat in back until I figure out how to safely mount a spare in the rear. The chain idea sounds good but I'll have to look at mount points. We do regularly travel on highways with it so I think it is a good idea to have a full spare. Does anyone know if it is safe to put a 15" oem wheel as a temporary spare on the car with the rest of the tires being 17" DSII? I wouldn't want to waste my time if it's a bad idea. I can't see how it wouldn't be a good temporary solution. Thanks to all.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:01 AM   #11
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Spare tire in 17 inch is 125 80 , looking to see if its compatible to 125 90 15
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