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.
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.
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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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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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