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Old 06-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Spare Tire Covered Or Not - Explain

Lets see how many Jeepers use a tire cover on their spare. Please explain why or why not.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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Nope. I just don't want to buy one.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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I use this tan one, because it matches my top,and because it hides my little 30" spare tire, mostly to hide the tiny spare tire though.....
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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I simply like the look of the tire on there without it being covered.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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No cover - as it would block out my 3rd brake light (mounted in the center of the wheel).
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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I use one on my trailer, cause I like the LOGO-



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Old 06-05-2012, 01:28 PM   #7
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Nope. Would rather spend money on something cooler for my jeep!
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #8
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I don't have one, & it's not on my priority list either.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:48 PM   #9
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Soft vinyl cover for $20.

I admit it looks much much better without the cover.
But the wheel gets dirty quick and collects things dropped to it. When I walked around it, my clothes got accidentally rubbed on the wheel and got dirty marks.
With a cover, it's much easier to wipe it clean.

The cover is just plain black, might put a cool decal on it later.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:03 PM   #10
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I like the look of a big tire on the back without a cover.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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If you have a man sized tire on the back, no need for a cover.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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I think it looks better without a cover. Plus, I'm not really sure why a tire needs to be covered...
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #13
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I use one on my trailer, cause I like the LOGO-

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Old 06-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #14
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I have never covered the spare tire once I started the progression from stock tires, to 32's, then 33's, and now 35's.

And like IslandTJ, it would cover my third brake light which is also in the center of my spare.

I did however keep my stock cover, and I now use it on my Jeep hauler.

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Old 06-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #15
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I'm too cheap to buy the only one I really like... the older style Palm Tree Sahara logo one. And that is the only one would match my dark Kahki top too so... I am running naked and its not bothering me at all.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #16
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Yes. Hot South Florida sun would eat it up if uncovered.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:06 AM   #17
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In South Florida our trail have a lot of mud, sand and water and it make the spare if covered nasty. I don't know what Irieblue is talking about. I have had no cover for many years just like the rest of the guys I wheel with and all 5 of my tires look the same.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #18
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I havent looked too hard, but havent found one to fit a 33", it would be nice to avoid sun damage, but its not a priority
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:13 AM   #19
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When I had my Jeep, I found the spare tire cover trapped moisture and dirt. Besides, I find Jeeps look better without them.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #20
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Nope. Last time I used a cover it became a home to spiders. Lots of spiders.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #21
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In South Florida our trail have a lot of mud, sand and water and it make the spare if covered nasty. I don't know what Irieblue is talking about. I have had no cover for many years just like the rest of the guys I wheel with and all 5 of my tires look the same.
Do you park outside?
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #22
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I'd rather go uncovered, but parking outside is rough on the tire. On a related note, how big a tire can you go before you need to get a new mount?
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #23
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I've just never found the need to cover it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #24
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It looks so far the majority do not cover and feel the ware on the tire is good so all look the same. The point is to find out if the tire cover really is needed for a SUV. We now most spare tires for cars are never seen until a flat but in the case of Jeep its a full matching tire and can be swaped without having to fix the flat asap.

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #25
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Mine is nakey. Looks better without, especially after getting new wheels/tires. Sun gets hot here in TX too, but I never think about covering it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:04 AM   #27
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Nope I bought the matching spare to show it off not cover it

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #28
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80:20 rule most folks who commented want to see it off, Any comments from the ones who keep it on?
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #29
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My Jeep did not come with one so it's nakid!
But I think my wife got me one for Fathers Day, time will tell.
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The cover was on from the PO. It's nearly toast from years of sun. I'll ditch it when I get my lift and larger tires this summer.

I like the nekkid look better.

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