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Old 12-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Spare tires question

I'm new at this trail thing and still waiting on my jeep to get painted. But I have a question and it may be a dumb one. Why on all the videos and pics of the trail rides are no one carrying there spare tires? Is it a weight thing? I would assume if your taking trails you would want that with you.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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I'm taking a stab at this but I believe it is because with certain trails or rock crawling, the tire would "drag" based on a steep angle that the rig might be in. With removing the spare, it eliminates the tire catching on anything. That would be my guess.
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I'm taking a stab at this but I believe it is because with certain trails or rock crawling, the tire would "drag" based on a steep angle that the rig might be in. With removing the spare, it eliminates the tire catching on anything. That would be my guess.
makes sense to me I guess. Thanks
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Some carry theirs inside. I ALWAYS run a spare! My carrier has a high relief angle. Some guys don't because they have this belief "it won't happen to me" complex. Eventually if you wheel enough you will pop a bead, slice a sidewall etc. We've come up on guys that don't carry one then when they get a flat and they either have to stop an try and fix it or they're begging for a spare... Leaving someone that came prepared without a spare. And stopping trail progress because an easy fix was made difficult because of a personal decision.
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Agreed^^^
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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Some carry theirs inside. I ALWAYS run a spare! My carrier has a high relief angle. Some guys don't because they have this belief "it won't happen to me" complex. Eventually if you wheel enough you will pop a bead, slice a sidewall etc. We've come up on guys that don't carry one then when they get a flat and they either have to stop an try and fix it or they're begging for a spare... Leaving someone that came prepared without a spare. And stopping trail progress because an easy fix was made difficult because of a personal decision. GO PREPARED OR STAY HOME!
yea I'm not sure why you would go trailing without one.
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