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This is a discussion on Space saver donut kit within the Focus RS Wheels and Tires forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Originally Posted by 4rd SVT I'm looking at this temp scissor-jack [Escape/Mariner] because I have Steeda's Jacking-Rails installed.... I don't want to use the RS ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4rd SVT View Post
    I'm looking at this temp scissor-jack [Escape/Mariner] because I have Steeda's Jacking-Rails installed.... I don't want to use the RS body pinch-welds...


    What do you think- I'm thinking it would work... but looking for second opinion.



    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2012-F...ty!48439!US!-1

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    What keywords should I use to search for the Jaguar Spare on eBay???


    Plus, I scanned thru the pages & didn't find or see, what is the Jaguar spare tire size?
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    I thought I posted mine but could not find evidence of it!!

    I used the escape spare and the focus scissor jack and handle bought from the local yard for cheap. Also picked up ST and SE foams to build the floor support back around the spare.

    The tire is fastened to the sub bracket. The sub fits nicely in the spare. I relocated the amp to the rh foam aft pocket (bit of trimming required). Then fitted st foams around it. And used the SE foam over the stock Rs foam on the RH to make it all level. Jack fits in the rh storage pockets. Still carry the stock compressor and tire repair kit plus a bunch of other safety stuff (tire plugs and tools, obd scanner, tow strap, booster cables,etc).

    Make me feel much better on our occasional 13h drive to visit the in-laws! Be back on the road in much less time than waiting for the tow truck to show up! Worth losing a bit of trunk space for! Actually not so bad now the floor is just a bit below the trunk opening level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barroux View Post
    I thought I posted mine but could not find evidence of it!!

    I used the escape spare and the focus scissor jack and handle bought from the local yard for cheap. Also picked up ST and SE foams to build the floor support back around the spare.

    The tire is fastened to the sub bracket. The sub fits nicely in the spare. I relocated the amp to the rh foam aft pocket (bit of trimming required). Then fitted st foams around it. And used the SE foam over the stock Rs foam on the RH to make it all level. Jack fits in the rh storage pockets. Still carry the stock compressor and tire repair kit plus a bunch of other safety stuff (tire plugs and tools, obd scanner, tow strap, booster cables,etc).

    Make me feel much better on our occasional 13h drive to visit the in-laws! Be back on the road in much less time than waiting for the tow truck to show up! Worth losing a bit of trunk space for! Actually not so bad now the floor is just a bit below the trunk opening level.
    Did you buy the spare and foam bits new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesc View Post
    Did you buy the spare and foam bits new?

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    Got everything but the ST foams from a local junk yard, was much cheaper than ebay buying from them.

    Got the ST foams from ebay, there were a few of them available at the time, though I must admit I remember they were a bit pricey for what they are. Perfect height for the escape spare though! Lots of trimming/fitting/glueing pieces together required to fit around the spare and on the uneven floor surface!

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    7 Hours
    SEVEN HOURS!!!!!
    Called 5:45, arrived 12:45
    That is how I long I waited for a flat bed to show up. Luckily I was parked in a parking spot a 5 min walk from work, and a hotel bar. I finished off the night watching Patriot Act with Hasan Mihnaj on my phone in the car. And no, I couldn't leave it there. They ticket/tow at 8am and getting back to the car in the morning with Arlington Traffic was going to be worse than just sleeping in my car waiting.

    Oh yeah and did I mention, it was raining ... and that a non-flatbed showed up despite specifically telling dispatch what I needed.

    The only good news: the flatbed was one of the good ones and I think it scratched the bottom of my front end less than my driveway when I pull in too fast.

    So, that was last night. My Jaguar Spare and Lug nuts arrive Monday from eBay.

    Next mission, get the full-size repaired / replaced. That's right, the spare was taken care of first.

    NEVER !!!

    AGAIN !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumperalex View Post
    7 Hours
    SEVEN HOURS!!!!!
    Called 5:45, arrived 12:45
    That is how I long I waited for a flat bed to show up. Luckily I was parked in a parking spot a 5 min walk from work, and a hotel bar. I finished off the night watching Patriot Act with Hasan Mihnaj on my phone in the car. And no, I couldn't leave it there. They ticket/tow at 8am and getting back to the car in the morning with Arlington Traffic was going to be worse than just sleeping in my car waiting.

    Oh yeah and did I mention, it was raining ... and that a non-flatbed showed up despite specifically telling dispatch what I needed.

    The only good news: the flatbed was one of the good ones and I think it scratched the bottom of my front end less than my driveway when I pull in too fast.

    So, that was last night. My Jaguar Spare and Lug nuts arrive Monday from eBay.

    Next mission, get the full-size repaired / replaced. That's right, the spare was taken care of first.

    NEVER !!!

    AGAIN !!!
    Sorry to hear that. I had a similarly bad experience stranded without cell service way out in the Navajo reservation. I waited for hours for a tow and there was nothing available. I ended up getting a friend to pick me up and left the car overnight. I fixed the spare issue real quick after that...
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    Yeah leaving it was only an option if I came back the next morning to feed the meter every two hours. You bet they would tow me if I didn't!!!
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    You guys and your horror stories suck! Now i need to bump this protect up my list of things to do.

    I know it is in here, but anyone know of the top of their head, what jag spare and what year escape spare work? I know the escape only works on the rear.

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    Pretty much any circa-2000 year jag X-type spare works. Link to what i bought https://www.ebay.com/itm/03-04-05-06...orig_cvip=true

    It is mounted to my car right now while I get the flat taken care of and all the other bits needed ...



    For now I'm just going to strap the tire to the rear seat but the plan is to eventually move the tire under the floor like so many other's have posted here.

    The scissory jack is technically my last missing piece and the new-used tire is mounted on the rim waiting for me to not be too tire to swap it in.
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    Looks like a lot of the jags use a 135/80R18 instead of a 115/85R18 tire... That's a full inch off?

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