Will a 17x8, 17x9 (235/55/17, 245/45/17) Fit in the spare tire well?

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    Upgrading to cobra brakes and I realized I have an issue. Stock spare tire is a 16" and won't clear 13" front brakes. Question is the following. Will a full sized wheel and tire such as a 17x8 with a 235/45/17 or 245/45/17 fit in the spare tire well? Everyone wants so much for a cobra spare because its from a ****ing cobra.. Help a brotha out
     
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    I jam a 255/40-17 NT01 in mine. Want a picture?
     
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    please if you could!
     
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    That is a stock 2003 Cobra 17x9.
     
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    That is a stock 2003 Cobra 17x9. I can fit one on top of that one as well.
     
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    thank you! now does it secure down or no? and does the trunk mat and plate fit over it?
     
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    Ha, it technically goes over it, but you have a hill in the trunk instead of a valley. It is going to sit just a hair under 4 inches up higher than normal. Again that is a 17x9 with a Nitto NT01 255/40-17.
     
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    And it looks like you can still bolt it down, would need a longer bolt thing.
     
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    you should be able to find a 17" spare on craigslist for dirt cheap that way you don't have to run a full size wheel in the trunk.
     
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    Been looking all over. I don't wanna spend a lot. Everyone thinks these spare wheels are off a Maserati.
     
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    I think I sold mine for $120 shipped across country. I didn't realize they were worth more than $40
     
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    Yeah everyones asking a bunch for them. **** lol
     
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    I think I paid about a $100.00 for mine about 4 years ago. Not cheap but it was brand new and cheaper than a tow truck...
     
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    Why not just get a spare tire from a fusion? Same bolt pattern.....

    I can test mine this weekend if need be, with the cobra fronts I have now, I would now if it clears.
     
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    [MENTION=8860]Win[/MENTION] was just selling one for not to bad of a price. I just keep AAA up to date who has time to change a tire these days :)
     
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    AAA only gets you to a shop to change the tire. I doubt many shops in my area would carry these sizes.
     
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    I have AAA too but I can have it changed and be back on the road in half an hour. I keep a 1/2 breaker bar, gloves and quite a few tools in the trunk. I hate getting a tow.