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Old 03-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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Spare tire thought.

interesting thought I had...I am "foolishly" driving around without a 5th tire/wheel. In a couple months I am moving states (TX to VA if you were curious) and obviously will have a spare by then, but if I plan on moving up to 35" tires AFTER I finish moving cross country, should I just buy the 35" tire to have as my spare in the mean time? I would only use the spare to drive to a shop to get the flat fixed (IF I have get a flat) obviously so does anyone know if it would be harsh on my suspension to ride with one 35" and the rest 33" for lets say 50 miles worse case scenario?

I'm not worried about clearance of a 35"....I will be getting some type of lift here before long (either a leveling kit of teraflex 2.5"). appreciate the honest input/feedback/comments/etc.

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interesting thought I had...I am "foolishly" driving around without a 5th tire/wheel. In a couple months I am moving states (TX to VA if you were curious) and obviously will have a spare by then, but if I plan on moving up to 35" tires AFTER I finish moving cross country, should I just buy the 35" tire to have as my spare in the mean time? I would only use the spare to drive to a shop to get the flat fixed (IF I have get a flat) obviously so does anyone know if it would be harsh on my suspension to ride with one 35" and the rest 33" for lets say 50 miles worse case scenario?

I'm not worried about clearance of a 35"....I will be getting some type of lift here before long (either a leveling kit of teraflex 2.5"). appreciate the honest input/feedback/comments/etc.
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There are two reasons for a spare on a jeep and beyond them there isn't. Puts on flame suit.

1. On the trail if you want to get home.
2. Purely cosmetic, it does look better with one.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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Don't we all have cellphones now?

Gone are the days being stranded on the side of the road somewhere


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There are two reasons for a spare on a jeep and beyond them there isn't. Puts on flame suit.

1. On the trail if you want to get home.
2. Purely cosmetic, it does look better with one.

I see where both of y'all are going...

and I like it.
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I see where both of y'all are going...

and I like it.
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I do believe that running 2 different size tires on the same axle could damage internal axle components!
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Cell phones? You must not have been deep in the mountains in Colorado
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I do believe that running 2 different size tires on the same axle could damage internal axle components!
right...but I am not going to dd the thing with 2 different tire sizes...and spares normally are much smaller.

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Cell phones? You must not have been deep in the mountains in Colorado
I have not traveled the deep mountains in Colorado, nor will I be without a full set of 5 35's...
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I don't know if I would call travelling without a spare tire foolish, per se, but you SHOULD be prepared to accept the consequenses for that decision, if any.
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I don't know if I would call travelling without a spare tire foolish, per se, but you SHOULD be prepared to accept the consequenses for that decision, if any.
I would call it foolish if I were off roading or traveling cross country...which will never happen before I get a spare.

waiting on dtd to give me a quote for one.
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I would call it foolish if I were off roading or traveling cross country...which will never happen before I get a spare.

waiting on dtd to give me a quote for one.

Even on-road I would never be without one. In my last car I hit a rock on a road and the tire exploded, of course in an area at high elevation with no cell service
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Even on-road I would never be without one. In my last car I hit a rock on a road and the tire exploded, of course in an area at high elevation with no cell service
right, but I don't live in an area like that. there is a car or house or gas station every 5 feet lol. you live in an area where a spare tire is crucial...it isn't down here in Austin, Tx. the friendliest people down here not to mention...
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I get why folks might not feel the need to haul a spare based upon where they are and the availability of help.

That being said, I personally prefer being able to change a flat myself rather than wait for someone to come to my aid.
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I run 33's with a stock wheel and tire as my spare. I keep it in my cargo area just in case. I would rather have it back there and have to drive to a shop than get stranded somewhere with no cell phone service or have no battery.

It might not be the preferred way but its better than being stuck in the middle of nowhere. I think for a temporary fix it would be better than nothing.
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The spare tire was invented shortly after the wheel. The fact that it is still around today proves that it was a great invention. I highly reccomend a spare of the same quality & size of the other four.

Just be thankful they are not made out of stone anymore.
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Just be thankful they are not made out of stone anymore.
You're forgetting Nittos...
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Get 2 35"'s for the back, and two stock steelies for the front, be perfectly fine
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Ok so rather than man up and change out your flat tire with a spare, you get to call a friend like me to come pick you up by the side of the road (probably during an NCAA basketball game), take you to your house to get your spare, back to your jeep, while I get to watch you jack it up and replace it? We're talking a couple of hours, sort of like chewing on flank steak, who has time for that?
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Holy s**t that is funny

And.... I never would have thought whether having a spare or not would cause such a stir

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You're forgetting Nittos...
LOL, and TOYO'S

My Toyos & 18x10 wheels were 109 lbs. (tires half worn out)

New wheels & tires 88 lbs.
Plus lost 20 lbs for the spacers.

Total weight savings= 104 lbs!!!
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If you have a limited slip diff two different tire sizes can cause issues with your diff. One tire will be turning fastener than the other.
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LOL, and TOYO'S

My Toyos & 18x10 wheels were 109 lbs. (tires half worn out)

New wheels & tires 88 lbs.
Plus lost 20 lbs for the spacers.

Total weight savings= 104 lbs!!!


So, two midgets (or one stocky one) worth of weight savings? That's gotta be worth like 25% of a gear ratio or something.

Awesome.
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So, two midgets (or one stocky one) worth of weight savings? That's gotta be worth like 25% of a gear ratio or something.

Awesome.
Two midgets, what the he11? You know, I read in JP that 10 lbs of rolling weight is equal to 100 lbs of laiden weight. If that is in fact true, I just lost the equivlent of a whole herd of ____________. I can't write that.
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I still have the 29" stock tire on my spare carrier. I am running 31" otherwise. I agree that people should have a spare but you can squeak by with a different size if needed. I wouldn't go very far with one tire being 2" bigger (or smaller in my case).

I plan to get 5 tires next year but still not sure what.
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Two midgets, what the he11? You know, I read in JP that 10 lbs of rolling weight is equal to 100 lbs of laiden weight. If that is in fact true, I just lost the equivlent of a whole herd of ____________. I can't write that.
61 lb. 35" km2

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interesting thought I had...I am "foolishly" driving around without a 5th tire/wheel. In a couple months I am moving states (TX to VA if you were curious) and obviously will have a spare by then, but if I plan on moving up to 35" tires AFTER I finish moving cross country, should I just buy the 35" tire to have as my spare in the mean time? I would only use the spare to drive to a shop to get the flat fixed (IF I have get a flat) obviously so does anyone know if it would be harsh on my suspension to ride with one 35" and the rest 33" for lets say 50 miles worse case scenario?

I'm not worried about clearance of a 35"....I will be getting some type of lift here before long (either a leveling kit of teraflex 2.5"). appreciate the honest input/feedback/comments/etc.
I think I got off base hear. Sorry. I didn't fully read & understand your post.

1) no, I would not run a 35" tire with your current set up.

2) I would not go on that road-trip w/o a spare. I would probably buy a good used wheel/tire combo on Craigslist that somewhat matches your current setup. (less than 100 bucks)

3) When you get your move completed,& upgrade to 35's, I would then sell your current "5" tires & wheels on Craigslist. I think having a spare when you go to sell will expedite the transaction.
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61 lb. 35" km2

21 lb. 15" Viper

= 82 lbs yay
You ALWAYS got to one-up me dontcha Ken.

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You ALWAYS got to one-up me dontcha Ken.

You got pics Man?

You Biiiiiiiiiiiioooooootttttcccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhh!!
Just the stack of them pic'd in my avatar lol.
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Just the stack of them pic'd in my avatar lol.
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Hey, I weighed mine with the wheel weights, valve stems AND the air in them. So there.

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