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Old 01-08-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Hard or soft tire cover?

I've never owned a soft cover for the spare (only the hard style in the past) so how to you keep these soft covers clean??

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #2

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Have avoided a tire cover for my spare in the past. Read some where about excess heat/ in summer holding moisture in rain or winter---especially since most people don't rotate all 5 tires. IDK if it is true. But always rotated all 5 on the TJ anyway so--the JK came with one ( spare cover) and it doesn't get dirty any faster than the back window of the soft top--and I clean it the same way. Lots of water and a soft cloth.

The Tj now has a "clean rear end"--moved spare to backseat area.

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Old 01-08-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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Do you ever throw them in a washer or are you just asking for trouble?
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #4

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To much s**t gets trapped up in there. We pay good money for a full spare and most off twice time-a wheel that matches. Don't want to have in get destroyed.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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Rotating all 5 tires is a good practice. That way when its time for new rubber its gets it all the way around. Tires age like everything. Weather cracks, dry rott and poor bead sealing will occur to a tire not in use eventually. I personally want the peace of mind my spare is as good as the rest when you need it.
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