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Old 10-17-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Need some advice please

Ok need a little spare tire advice...
before i go on I know that I cant run a different size tire and have 4wd engaged at the same time..this will only be in worst case scenario to get me off of trail and home. And only for a weekend.

Ok..right now my jeeps sits on 32" BFG AT's. These are my options for a spare right now...a 30x9.5 street tire or a used but good 33x12.50 BFG AT.

Im leaning more towards the 33" because its closer in tire height/width, and also has matching tread pattern. Im just worried the the size and weight will damage my tailgate on the stock tire carrier. Not sure what to do..

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Old 10-17-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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Ehh for now you will be fine but I would work on getting a tire carrier for it soon tho so you don't run into that issue.

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Old 10-17-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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Get your tire size, and both of the ones you're looking at and plug them in here:
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Pick the closest one I guess is what I'd do. Do you have LSD's? That might matter too...
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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yea the rear is a d44 with lsd. Im figuring which ever tire i decide to use if i actualy need it i can throw it on and take it easy on the way home.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:27 PM   #5
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Someone else may have a more authoritative statement, but I think that a mismatched tire on the rear may damage the LSD...

I know it's just a spare, but...

I'd rather go to the local tire store and buy a 15 dollar junker that someone else just had replaced for my spare. Just me tho...good hunting.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:52 PM   #6
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i run 35" tires and my spare is a 30x9.5 i just have the spare because the back of the jeep looks really stupid without it. i have another 35" tire that matches my others but i want to build a carrier for it before i start carrying it with me, if only i had the time. for now, AAA is my spare tire. if im offroad i take the back seat out and put the other tire back there.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #7
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i tried hunting...32s are kind if scarce. all i found so far was the 33.

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