Spare tire housing the same for either tire

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I have never had a car/truck that didn't have a full size spare. I would think the spare tire housing is the same size for either tire (Full size or donut tire) Does anybody who has had a truck/suv that has donut spare know if this is the case?

If I order a Maverick it will be XL/AWD/4k towing and I am going to upgrade/customize it to fire road, off grid camping etc myself. If the housing is the same I can find a tire or rim at a junk yard from a wrecked Maverick/Bronco/Escape for less than $20 to use as my spare and upfit it if needed.
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That's a good question. I haven't seen any pics yet which answers this directly. But maybe someone can tell better from this Maverick spare tire image?


2022 Ford Maverick Spare Tire Undercarriage Ford  Maverick XLT hybrid 16.jpg
 

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Sometimes there is some metal casing to protect the tire from the heat of the exhaust of it runs near there. Typically it only comes into play if the car had 17s or something and you went to 20s and wanted a full size 20 inch rim under there, it wouldn't fit.

I think with the donut, there should be room to get a full size under there still. Hard to tell 100% until we see these things and you can look under there.
 

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I cannot imagine that there would be a different mounting system for a donut. I would put a pretty hefty bet on the system working with full size spares and/or donuts.

Now the question I have is- if you get a hybrid or order the full size spare, will the spare be the same tire and size as is on the truck? I know it won't be the same wheel, but there could be a chance that it will be the same rim size and tire, but I have no clue.
 
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Sometimes there is some metal casing to protect the tire from the heat of the exhaust of it runs near there. Typically it only comes into play if the car had 17s or something and you went to 20s and wanted a full size 20 inch rim under there, it wouldn't fit.

I think with the donut, there should be room to get a full size under there still. Hard to tell 100% until we see these things and you can look under there.
Thanks. That is what I am thinking from looking at neighbors Bronco. There is some plastic screw on pieces to help keep the donut stable

i just need a little more room. May go up one tire size for additional clearance due to creek/river crossings to get to the double secret spots!!

Now I need to decide what color goes best with steel rims or spray paint them
 

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I cannot imagine that there would be a different mounting system for a donut. I would put a pretty hefty bet on the system working with full size spares and/or donuts.

Now the question I have is- if you get a hybrid or order the full size spare, will the spare be the same tire and size as is on the truck? I know it won't be the same wheel, but there could be a chance that it will be the same rim size and tire, but I have no clue.
It would have to be at least the same diameter, otherwise it would really screw up handling and AWD.
 

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How do you get the spare from under the truck
I have yet to see where the access hole is located at, but it will be something along these lines:



Note: Be sure if it has a key lock like the F150 to oil/lube the lock tumbler mechanism often and work the spare tire system often. I'd say annually if you live in the salt belt or else it will corrode and you will not be able to get to the spare tire non-destructively. Also check the tire to make sure it holds tire pressure and clean the tire to prevent dry rotting.
 

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I have yet to see where the access hole is located at, but it will be something along these lines:



Note: Be sure if it has a key lock like the F150 to oil/lube the lock tumbler mechanism often and work the spare tire system often. I'd say annually if you live in the salt belt or else it will corrode and you will not be able to get to the spare tire non-destructively. Also check the tire to make sure it holds tire pressure and clean the tire to prevent dry rotting.
Correct, the spare is accessed the same as on F-150/Ranger. Tools are located behind the 2nd row seat. The spare tire stowage area is the same on all trucks, so a truck that is built with the donut spare can always swap out for the full size down the road. There will be a lock available to prevent access.
 

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Correct, the spare is accessed the same as on F-150/Ranger. Tools are located behind the 2nd row seat. The spare tire stowage area is the same on all trucks, so a truck that is built with the donut spare can always swap out for the full size down the road. There will be a lock available to prevent access.
And then..after you lower the spare to the ground, it's still under the truck. So now you have to reach/crawl under the truck to disconnect the lifting cable from the spare and drag the spare from under the truck.
And if the flat is a rear tire, the space under the truck is going to be "somewhat limited".
It's really amazing how heavy a spare tire is when you're laying on your back (or stomach), trying to drag it from under a truck with one hand.
In addition to the tools that come with the truck, you'll want to stop at HarborFreight and pick up a couple of cheap tarps, a couple of pairs of gloves and a furniture pad (the rocks on the shoulder of the road are sharp).
 
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