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#1 sfcdefinder

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:29 PM

Ok now that I have this unbelievable car I am in need of some guidance. I looking to get a spare tire for the car. Where might I get a decent one from? Also I am looking for a set of maintenance manuals for it as well. I have seen a Haynes manual for that year but it doesn't cover the BOSS verson. Thanks for the help.






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#2 guillaume69

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:22 PM

2011-2014 Ford workshop manual: http://iihs.net/fsm/?d=712

2011-2014 wiring manual:http://iihs.net/fsm/?d=711

As far as the spare tire options go, read this: http://www.boss302fo...2/?fromsearch=1

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Edited by guillaume69, 19 November 2017 - 02:25 PM.

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#3 sfcdefinder

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:46 PM

Thank you very much

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:49 AM

Can't believe either many cars don't have a full size spare and even our LaCrosse has a donut (made in Tiawan). It's OK and I recently rotated my tires using this, whereas the spare comes in very handy in lieu of jack or stand (nobody ever puts air in them either), always rotate my own for practice. This way I know the jack points, can undo lugs and anything else to not be embarrassed by having AAA change a tire?

Last flat maybe 4 years ago, picked up a lag bolt no less. Slow leak and actually put a plug in tire at home, kept tire right on car. Spares are good to have but buy a car with an air pump, none of this ever gets any better.

As my luck goes I'd buy a spare and never have a flat tire. Everything costs more now and you get less for the money, it's allowed to continue and the accepted norm, oh well......

Edited by Rich B., 25 November 2017 - 05:00 AM.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:52 AM

Never understood why our cars did not come with at least a doughnut in the well. Pump and that stop leak crap will not do no good if you cut a tire. With todays low profile tires, If you ride long enough on a real low tire your going to cut the sidewall. Even the early year cars came with deflated spares with a pump. they were space savers.

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Last thing in the world I would want is to have my car towed because I got a flat. Even to flat bed it. Our cars are low to begin with. Loose a tire and it almost on the ground. Say good by to your front splitter. If you DD your Boss you better be prepared. I carry a tire plug kit at all times. Something as small as a finishing nail can leave you on the side of the road!! 


Edited by Ginger, 25 November 2017 - 07:54 AM.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:21 PM

Never understood why our cars did not come with at least a doughnut in the well. Pump and that stop leak crap will not do no good if you cut a tire. With todays low profile tires, If you ride long enough on a real low tire your going to cut the sidewall. Even the early year cars came with deflated spares with a pump. they were space savers.
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Last thing in the world I would want is to have my car towed because I got a flat. Even to flat bed it. Our cars are low to begin with. Loose a tire and it almost on the ground. Say good by to your front splitter. If you DD your Boss you better be prepared. I carry a tire plug kit at all times. Something as small as a finishing nail can leave you on the side of the road!!


I completely agree but I have always hated those stupid damn donut tires. I will be getting a full size and keep the pump in a bag to inflate if needed. I know it's a money saving thing for the car manufacturers but it is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.
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#7 sfcdefinder

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

Can't believe either many cars don't have a full size spare and even our LaCrosse has a donut (made in Tiawan). It's OK and I recently rotated my tires using this, whereas the spare comes in very handy in lieu of jack or stand (nobody ever puts air in them either), always rotate my own for practice. This way I know the jack points, can undo lugs and anything else to not be embarrassed by having AAA change a tire?
Last flat maybe 4 years ago, picked up a lag bolt no less. Slow leak and actually put a plug in tire at home, kept tire right on car. Spares are good to have but buy a car with an air pump, none of this ever gets any better.
As my luck goes I'd buy a spare and never have a flat tire. Everything costs more now and you get less for the money, it's allowed to continue and the accepted norm, oh well......


I agree I will be getting a full size spare. I refuse to be stuck on the side of the road for a stupid flat.
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:50 PM

Fully a third of new cars do not come with a spare. Manufacturers state that it's because new tires are so dependable. I say bull****, it saves them money and weight. I've been working in tire sales for over 38 years and I think it's stupid and unsafe, and the fact that a class action suit hasn't come from this i  only a matter of time.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:30 PM

Before I bought my BOSS, I was hot on the trail for a new Challenger. Then I got the sense knocked into me :lol:

Anyway, the Monroney charged $295 for a spare tire. I had no idea the vast majority of the cars did not come with one, till I saw that.

Good grief!! :drop:
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

Fully a third of new cars do not come with a spare. Manufacturers state that it's because new tires are so dependable. I say bull****, it saves them money and weight. I've been working in tire sales for over 38 years and I think it's stupid and unsafe, and the fact that a class action suit hasn't come from this i  only a matter of time.


I completely agree

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 09:59 PM

Before I bought my BOSS, I was hot on the trail for a new Challenger. Then I got the sense knocked into me :lol:
Anyway, the Monroney charged $295 for a spare tire. I had no idea the vast majority of the cars did not come with one, till I saw that.
Good grief!! :drop:


I didn't know it until I got this car. It's rather upsetting for sure

#12 guillaume69

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 02:00 AM

I personally believe its also related to the car insurance business.

Aside from being completely unnecessary, ridiculous and humiliating for those who wrench on their cars all year long, sending a flat bed for a simple flat tire is also a great source of profit for those insurance companies.

Totally in line with the rest of the consumers society model we have supposedly chosen for ourselves.

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Edited by guillaume69, 26 November 2017 - 02:00 AM.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:29 AM

Fully a third of new cars do not come with a spare. Manufacturers state that it's because new tires are so dependable. I say bull****, it saves them money and weight. I've been working in tire sales for over 38 years and I think it's stupid and unsafe, and the fact that a class action suit hasn't come from this i  only a matter of time.

 Saves them Money, Weight AND Space

 

I'm not a big fan of the loss of a spare either but get use to it, it's not coming back soon. Especially on specialty cars. 


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:26 AM

The thing about the space argument is that the well for the spare is still there and taken up by the massively sized air compressor they lovingly supply us with. (Any sarcasm that you may detect in that statement is not aimed at you, but at the ring of geniuses that contrived this crap.)


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

I wouldn’t be so worried (personally) about no spare if I didn’t plan on driving Interstate 8 from Phx to Sandiego and back. Or vice versa.... But you drive thru the dessert in 119F and have a flat with no spare...... you COULD die! :drop:
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#16 Rich B.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:25 AM

Yes, to nip it in the bud, figuratively (but also ME has no idea on how to regulate "pot" after passing legislation. Will never see any tax relief, state is run simply by incompetents). Anyways, spares must fit back and front both as our rims are only rotatable L to R no F to B.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:55 AM

Yes, to nip it in the bud, figuratively (but also ME has no idea on how to regulate "pot" after passing legislation. Will never see any tax relief, state is run simply by incompetents). Anyways, spares must fit back and front both as our rims are only rotatable L to R no F to B.


Yes I am aware of the fit issue. Thank you for reminding me I will make sure it fits both with no problems or I won't get it.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:06 PM

I think if it fits the front, the rear shouldn't be an issue, since the major issue of any non-stock wheel will the front brake caliper. Assuming the lug pattern, offset and general overall height remains.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:27 AM

I think if it fits the front, the rear shouldn't be an issue, since the major issue of any non-stock wheel will the front brake caliper. Assuming the lug pattern, offset and general overall height remains.


That is what I have read previously. Thanks

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

The real challenge is to fit both front Brembo calipers and the trunk wheel well.

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