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Hi Guys,

I bought a brand new ST3 in October, but as it was one that Ford already had in storage, it did not come with the no cost option of a space saver spare wheel. I have been trying to get a price for all the parts required to allow me to have a spare wheel. The first time I went to Ford they said it would be about £40.00 for the wheel (which I found out later did not include a tyre), I asked If I would need anything else, they said they would check and get back to me, which they did, saying I would need some boot insert parts which would bump up the costs. then I went in to Ford to order the parts and realised there might be more parts (possibly more boot inserts) then it also occured to me that I would need a jack and wheel brace,the price has now risen to about £200.00 for all the parts, then I was told that I might need a different carpet to cover it all . I began to think maybe I should just buy the wheel and tyre also the jack and wheel brace and try to find some kind of holder for the wheel and strap it down in the boot with elastic luggage straps or something similar then I was told that because the car has side skirts, the correct Ford jack would not fit in to the jacking points. Does anyone have details of exactly what is required, part numbers etc. to allow me to keep a spare wheel in the boot and your thoughts on the jacking points etc. or direct me to the correct post if this has been discussed already.
 

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All the info you need is on the forum but you'll need to sign up for Owner Member to view it. It only costs a tenner and will save you so much more than that as it's full of excellent info and tips on all the questions you'd ever ask about your new ST
Plus you get access to offers and group buys.

The bit about the Ford jack is rubbish by the way! Same jack fits all Mk2 Focus models
 

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QUOTE(liftman @ 20 Jan 2010, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Guys,

I bought a brand new ST3 in October, but as it was one that Ford already had in storage, it did not come with the no cost option of a space saver spare wheel. I have been trying to get a price for all the parts required to allow me to have a spare wheel. The first time I went to Ford they said it would be about £40.00 for the wheel (which I found out later did not include a tyre), I asked If I would need anything else, they said they would check and get back to me, which they did, saying I would need some boot insert parts which would bump up the costs. then I went in to Ford to order the parts and realised there might be more parts (possibly more boot inserts) then it also occured to me that I would need a jack and wheel brace,the price has now risen to about £200.00 for all the parts, then I was told that I might need a different carpet to cover it all . I began to think maybe I should just buy the wheel and tyre also the jack and wheel brace and try to find some kind of holder for the wheel and strap it down in the boot with elastic luggage straps or something similar then I was told that because the car has side skirts, the correct Ford jack would not fit in to the jacking points. Does anyone have details of exactly what is required, part numbers etc. to allow me to keep a spare wheel in the boot and your thoughts on the jacking points etc. or direct me to the correct post if this has been discussed already.

As troy says all the codes are on here , become an owner member & save bundles
 

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I decided after a few months of ownership that i would be better off woth the spare wheel kit but didnt pay Ford the cash they were wanting for all the bits.

Granted the foam boot inserts were from ford for about £40 and cut a bit off the boot carpet to fit.

New spare space saver wheel off ebay for £15 from a Jaguar X-type as its exactly the same as the Ford one.

Any Ford jack kit from ebay, mine was new at about £10.

All sorted, used it once in nearly 3 years but well worth it.
 

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Make sure you have brakedown cover and buy a 2nd hand alloy and tyre off the site.

If you get a puncture, get the AA/RAC to get you home, then fit you spare alloy so you can drive safely straight away and not held to ransome by Kwack-fit or similar on a sunday afternoon for a new tyre at £200 etc.

Also you have a spare alloy just incase you kurb a rim, all for about £100.

This is what I do with our lasses.

if you are not bothered about bootspace, then you could always carry the alloy with you
 

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I've got a slime kit and space saver in the boot, also off an X-type for peanuts on ebay
and a damaged 18" X-type alloy at home with one of my old tyres on it - it's only a 7.5" rim but runs the same 225/40 tyre and will do as a temp if I need to get a tyre repaired or replaced.

There's a jack and wheel brace burried in there too
 

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I got a Mondeo space saver wheel and tyre (unused), jack and brace for £25 from my local scrappy. Sits in the boot with a sheet wrapped round it. Save money and try scrapyards and Ebay.
 

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sorry if i'm a bit thick but can some one tell me what space savers can be used for the
.. so far mondeo and xtype jag have been mentioned but do these need to be a particular size? and what size tyres are needed etc.
 
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