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So apparently the new trend is not to have a tire at all, I'm just flabbergasted.

That being said, any advice on options to be able to carry one? Would LOVE to figure out how to install one on the gate, but my Google-Fu sucks. How I stumbled here.

Like the ride, needed something decent on gas, live in the country and have giant breed dogs. So she fit for what needed, but just floored no spare.
 

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Where we live flat tires are very common and I've got no faith in the goop that Ford supplies to fix the flat temporarily. We've put a full size steel rim mounted with a tire in the back. It just fits laying down but takes up almost all of the space in the back. We also included a jack and lug wrench. It sucks to eliminate most of the storage in the rear, but we really need that spare tire in our neck of the woods...
 

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You could also consider hitch mounted spare racks, as that will prevent you from using up all the boot space. Only issue would be getting access to the boot if you left it on all the time. Curt has one. Since the older models had a spare on the hatch have you looked into salvage yards? Keep in mind it was only available on base models.
 

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I know some people in your situation that get away with using tire patch kits.
How often have you gotten a flat anyways?
From my experience and speaking to people I know its incredibly rare, but happens and when it does a patch kit and/or road side assistance is what they choose.
 

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Has anybody thought to put a spare on the roof? Since a spare would take up most of your cargo space, it's not ideal to keep one there. Just a thought, but something I'm considering. I know there are cargo baskets and boxes you can get, so wouldn't one of these be able to work for a spare on the roof?
 

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The EcoSports that are sold in many countries (India, Nepal, China, Mexico, etc) are all sold with a full-size spare tire mounted to the
rear swing-gate. In fact - that's probably why this vehicle has a swing gate (versus a more widely accepted lift-up cargo gate).

Buying the OEM hardware to mount a spare to the swing gate is fairly straightforward and relatively inexpensive (Mercado Libre which
is like Ebay in Mexico, etc). I have thought of doing this because I really need to have a spare wheel/tire when driving in Mexico.

But the problem with doing this lies in then having to relocate the license plate bracket (not a big deal) and the rearview camera
(potentially a big deal?).

I'd love to hear from someone who has pursued this approach...
 

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It is true. Some countries in Asia have extra tire located at the back. The only solution I see if you would sacrifice your back cam just for that tire and add another camera which would be expensive.
 

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Ford did build some EcoSports for sale in the USA with a spare tire mounted on the back door and has the camera. It requires a new backdoor designed for the spare tire mount.


Here is the VIN for one that is in a junk yard. MAJ3P1RE3JC221708


Link to the parts to convert???


Bottom half of the parts page is the back door for spare tire.



https://parts.autonationfordwhitebe...sport--titanium--1-0l-l3-gas/body--cargo-door


Photos of the car in the junk yard.


https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VnoAAOSwtPNeswk5/s-l1600.jpghttps://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Back-...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
 

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The EcoSports that are sold in many countries (India, Nepal, China, Mexico, etc) are all sold with a full-size spare tire mounted to the
rear swing-gate. In fact - that's probably why this vehicle has a swing gate (versus a more widely accepted lift-up cargo gate).

Buying the OEM hardware to mount a spare to the swing gate is fairly straightforward and relatively inexpensive (Mercado Libre which
is like Ebay in Mexico, etc). I have thought of doing this because I really need to have a spare wheel/tire when driving in Mexico.

But the problem with doing this lies in then having to relocate the license plate bracket (not a big deal) and the rearview camera
(potentially a big deal?).

I'd love to hear from someone who has pursued this approach...
We have just added a spare to a 2019 model and I have attached what it takes to do it.
 

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Where we live flat tires are very common and I've got no faith in the goop that Ford supplies to fix the flat temporarily. We've put a full size steel rim mounted with a tire in the back. It just fits laying down but takes up almost all of the space in the back. We also included a jack and lug wrench. It sucks to eliminate most of the storage in the rear, but we really need that spare tire in our neck of the woods...
I've seen lots of videos of Ecosports in Europe, India etc. A lot of them have a spare tire rack on the back . Maybe that could be a option if you could get part numbers. I don't think it would very cheap though.
 

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I've seen lots of videos of Ecosports in Europe, India etc. A lot of them have a spare tire rack on the back . Maybe that could be a option if you could get part numbers. I don't think it would very cheap though.
Yeah, probly pretty pricey. We'll just stick with the way we're doing it now.
 

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Where we live flat tires are very common and I've got no faith in the goop that Ford supplies to fix the flat temporarily. We've put a full size steel rim mounted with a tire in the back. It just fits laying down but takes up almost all of the space in the back. We also included a jack and lug wrench. It sucks to eliminate most of the storage in the rear, but we really need that spare tire in our neck of the woods...
I live on dirt roads, which are graded with sharp little stones (super frustrating) and have frequent flats. Have been asking the people at Ford about this option since I got the Ecosport two years ago, but they give me the price for a new rim and tire. Now, after 3 flats in less than three months, I've had it. This time the kit didn't even work, and now I have a wrecked tire. Did you pay for a new rim and tire as your spare, or find a used rim and tire, and how did you find it/what did you pay? Tips much appreciated.
 

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I live on dirt roads, which are graded with sharp little stones (super frustrating) and have frequent flats. Have been asking the people at Ford about this option since I got the Ecosport two years ago, but they give me the price for a new rim and tire. Now, after 3 flats in less than three months, I've had it. This time the kit didn't even work, and now I have a wrecked tire. Did you pay for a new rim and tire as your spare, or find a used rim and tire, and how did you find it/what did you pay? Tips much appreciated.
You gotta get a 16 inch spare tire for a 2004 ford focus and the jack on Ebay. Issues are the rim is 4 bolts (versus standard 5) and the brake caliper is too big for a 15 inch rim to fit. Also the 16 inch donut spare fit snug without moving underneath the back space. So its not noticeable. A 17 could be used but gotta lose the all the air. Costs like a 100 bucks and at least you will never get stuck in the middle of nowhere. The standard 17 inch tires are not made for off road and the eventually you gotta put truck tires,Run flats or lift the vehicle and put on grown up people tires. Those sidewalls pop like a cheap balloon and that fix a flat rip off wont help at all. I like the car but it's got some really stupid problems.
 

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Thanks. Will check this out. Some of this is expected due to where I live, but it's been ridiculous lately. And this costs me not just OOP dollars but PTO time from work (of which luckily I currently have some surplus-- but still would prefer not to use so much leave in such a short time dealing with for flat tires).

Any spare that would fit well enough to get me into town to at least check if the flat is reparable would be better than getting stuck on Halloween/Sat night and having to leave my car and wait till Monday morning to figure things out.The crazy thing is these are brand new tires bought in August, and have had punctures and slices in three of them now. They say punctures aren't covered. I kept the best tire of the old set, which was going to go onto a used rim, if I could find one. Now it's going where the ruined tire is. I'm less than two weeks from putting on my snows, and having just bought this new set in August, hoping to be good for a while, I really don't want to hear them try to sell me four new ones again this soon, because it's AWD, blah, blah, blah... But meanwhile I'm still going to be taking a risk for the next 10 days without anything, wondering if the 4th one is going to go on me next! Would really like to have the security of having something (and I don't mind sacrificing some of the back space) to put on there.
 

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I went to ebay after reading a post from another user on this issue. my brand new tire exploded when i touched a curb making a u turn at low speed and the goop is useless with sidewall. Thankfully I was blocks from home and I drove the car back on the flat tire. The stock tires are an embarrassment (even to ford) and the goop is just a fix a flat rip off. So reach out to this guy he was great and tested the things out for me before sending. I feel alot safer driving long distances with this conveniently in the back of the vehicle. Cheap and quick solution. Run flats will cost about 1000 buck vs this for a 100 bucks. You lose little space as you can put stuff (like jumper cables etc) inside the spare tire rim and it all fits under the carpeted cover.

Ford Focus SVT Spare Tire Wheel OEM Doughnut Compact 2002 2003 2004 and scissor jack

 

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I live on dirt roads, which are graded with sharp little stones (super frustrating) and have frequent flats. Have been asking the people at Ford about this option since I got the Ecosport two years ago, but they give me the price for a new rim and tire. Now, after 3 flats in less than three months, I've had it. This time the kit didn't even work, and now I have a wrecked tire. Did you pay for a new rim and tire as your spare, or find a used rim and tire, and how did you find it/what did you pay? Tips much appreciated.
I bought the rim from a local tire place for about $70 and then bought a tire for it and had it mounted. If I could have found used I would have gone that way but nothing was available at the time. The rim is just a generic ford steel rim. Lots of places usually have them. Depending on where you live the price could be quite a bit lower than what I paid.
 

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I bought the rim from a local tire place for aboutr $70 and then bought a tire for it and had it mounted. If I could have found used I would have gone that way but nothing was available at the time. The rim is just a generic ford steel rim. Lots of places usually have them. Depending on where you live the price could be quite a bit lower than what I paid.
You bought a used or new rim for 70? I ended up putting my snows on (just in time) but still need a spare. I have an extra tire to use for it, so just really need a rim. Everyone I've asked so far says they don't have a rim in that size -- and obviously not buying it through Ford -- and it would probably be hard to find one for a 2018 at a local junkyard. Was going to try another local shop, and figured I would also look online. I haven't seen any as cheap as 70, but will keep looking. Was also talking to an ebay seller recommended above, so going to follow up about a rim. Would be nice to find one for under 100!
 

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Here it is.I like having it under the back cover of my 2019 ecosport. at least I wont be stuck on the highway waiting for a tow truck cause I don't have a spare tire. 75 bucks.
 
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