I just purchased an 1999 Jeep Sport. I got a deal on it, but that is because there are a few problems to be worked out.
One seems to be with the spare tire.
The Jeep came standard new with 9.50-30 15 tires. I even have a nice fancy aluminum rim for the spare.
However, it isn't fully inflated, and I am afraid to fully inflate it at this time because it looks like the rubber "guards" which are on the tailgate are pushing against it making a big "dent" in the tire. It seems therefore to me that the tire doesn't fit if fully inflated.
Is this correct? I don't think it can be. So what is the issue here? Will the tire when fully inflated just push out from the tailgate such that there are no such "dents" and it won't be a problem?
Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.