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Old 03-08-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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No spare tire???

Why the crap would anyone ditch their spare and drive around without it??

I guess i just dont understand it.

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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My spare is flat so i dont even bother to put it on..

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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I just dont understand
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Cause I'm not big enough to lift a 33 off the spare carrier......
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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cause my spare is stock and i run 37" tires
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too big of a tire for the stock tire carrier
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my tire carrier was damaged and havent bought a aftermarket one yet.
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Maybe they're the gambling type and enjoy long walks.
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Maybe they're the gambling type and enjoy long walks.
I'll agree with that. crazy if you ask me.
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maybe my tire holder cant hold a spare that size and weight, and i have havent got the money for a new bumper and tire swing so i just run naked in the back. and if i do get a flat i guess i am driving flat til i get home or the jeep wont go nomore. J/K. thats when i call the wife and get her to bring me the spare. i think when the day comes and she has to load up the 37" mt/r in the back of her focus is going to be so funny.
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I only carry mine if I'm going somewhere far or offroad. I just throw it in the back.
The rest of my time for my 10 mile commute, I don't worry about it since I have brand spankin new 35 BFGs and AAA.

Then again, I live in good ol sunny California. I guess if I lived nack east with the storms and road conditions, I would most definately carry one.
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I only carry mine if I'm going somewhere far or offroad. I just throw it in the back.
The rest of my time for my 10 mile commute, I don't worry about it since I have brand spankin new 35 BFGs and AAA.

Then again, I live in good ol sunny California. I guess if I lived nack east with the storms and road conditions, I would most definately carry one.
Same here.. Cept for the AAA, 35's, and cali parts... There are several of us around here that don't run spares. I'm on the other side of the fence wondering why it matters?
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Tailgate cracked at hinge and 33's tooo heavy for it. Can't stand hearing the wack, wack, wack ,wack, wack going down the California freeways. So when I get the funds to toss on a bumper and swing away carrier I will be rolling with a spare all the time. Now if going off road we toss it in the back. Triple a is great also.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:46 PM   #14
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Can you say "tire plugs?" At least that is what some people do.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #15
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I have a stock spare and I hate it....
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personally I don't understand what there is to not get. plenty of cars don't come with spare tires....

others come with Donuts (which I refuse to use)...

Every tire I've put on my OEM tire carrier has had a way of deflating itself....not sure what to make of it.
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yeah i still dont understand...
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....then you probably wont. what's the big deal? btw, i just ditched my spare last night.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:48 PM   #19
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I run with my spare because I was a Boy Scout and their motto is "Be Prepared". And that doesn't mean depending on triple A.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:54 PM   #20
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Why the crap would anyone ditch their spare and drive around without it??

I guess i just dont understand it.
A full size spare is heavy. A lot of people have OBA and a tire plug repair kit to have a flat up and running, within a short time.
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I normally carry a spare but there is one area I dig wheeling in where pretty much everyone removes their spare tires & anything else the can to help lighten their Jeeps, improve departure angles, etc.. So most of the time I have my spare with me but on some trails, I leave it chained to my trailer back at camp. We carry enough tire repair products & tools that we can repair most tire problems. If the tire can't be repaired, it's only a couple miles back to camp.

Same Jeep, two different trail difficulties. The first trail is Pumpkin Eater outside of Barstow, the second was in Johnson Valley.
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There are obviously two different camps on this thread. You hardcore guys and us cow-trailers. I do like the idea of plugs. I use them on my quad tires but never thought about taking some along on the trail with me. I think I'll get an onbord air source and throw some plugs in my emergency kit. Thanks for the idea guys. And I have to admit even with my puny p235's I can tell my tailgate hinges/latch are getting worked when I'm offroad because of the spare. I'll still carry it though.
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That Chinese guy, Confuscis, say: "Man with no spare best have good shoes." Or something like that. Sometimes it can be a long way back to civilization if AAA can't find you.
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While we are on the subject then...

My spare is stock size and my other 4 are 31's. If I have an LSD in the back and I get a flat, I should put the spare up front and a 31 in back, correct? (I also have an aussie up front but obviously would not engage 4WD)
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My spare is stock size and my other 4 are 31's. If I have an LSD in the back and I get a flat, I should put the spare up front and a 31 in back, correct?
Yep you got it and that that would be the way to do it. Just make sure both tires on a LSD equipped axle are the same diameter.
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Maybe they're scared it'll make their rear end look big?
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Mine is a nice, little stock rearend. But why are you looking?


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Mine is a nice, little stock rearend. But why are you looking?


Thanks, Jerry.
Hopefully it's covered!
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I removed my spare,carrier and 3rd light just cause I like the look on my 98 TJ,However it sucked when I flattened the rear tire at 4:30 am and had to call someone to bring a tire and jack.....hell since I didnt have a spare on board I didnt see the need for a jack or lug wrench
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I might not a spare on me.. but i always carry a Fix-A-Flat.

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