I have one from the dealer for now. Free advertising lol.
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I really don't get the Tire Cover thing. If you like your wheels, why cover the spare ? It doesn't get any more sun,rain or snow than the other 4 tires and you rotate the spare in sooooooo ? I just don't get it. I don't think I've ever seen a cover I liked anyway. They all have some goofy crap on them. Please, someone show me one that's cooler than mine. Lol
I took mine off as soon as I got it home as I didn't feel like giving the dealership free advertising. I meant to get something else but I got the Moab wheel package and I like the look of the rims. I was pleasantly surprised that the spare is the same so I left it off. I'm in the northeast though, the sun isn't as much of a problem here.
I was checking out the spare under the plain black cover on my new (98) TJ...it was original (which I knew), and a plain steel wheel--when I looked a little closer I found that the wheel was rotted out. looks like the shape of the wheel allows it to collect moisture, which settles to the bottom; this was the spot that was very heavily rusted. I doubt it would even hold air.
I wouldn't dare drive on it, and the 15 year old tire is n-g, as well (simply due to age; it was never used, completely unworn).
when looking around on CL for a spare, I found that there were more "sets" of OEM alloys available, so I figured since I'm going to have to spend so much on new tires, I might as well spend a little more and get some new wheels, too.
I "needed" a spare, but wound up with a whole new set.
Most of the wheels I saw on CL were pretty badly scarred up from corrosion, etc, but I lucked out and found one set that looks practically new.
Anyway, now I wonder--did the cover over the spare promote this rotting out of the original spare? or was it just the shape/structure that was primarily responsible? If nothing else, the cover kept it hidden (out of sight--out of mind).