|09-28-2014 10:31 PM|
|groovebus||I use it like a flag. My 9 year old picked out a Jolly Rodger pirate flag last time.|
|09-28-2014 07:17 PM|
|09-28-2014 03:29 PM|
|JGreen06TJ||My spare resides in the garage unless I'm going off-road (haven't bought a carrier for an oversized tire) so it doesn't need a cover.|
|09-28-2014 03:23 PM|
|deathdealer687||My old cherokee had a spare tire cover that became home to a large amount off pissed of wasps. I decided to forego the cover on my wrangler and save myself the stings when I need to use my spare.|
|09-28-2014 02:57 PM|
I put one on to protect the rubber from the elements since it is stationary (no scientific reasoning it just makes sense to me). Mine goes between the spacers and the tire so the cover is less likely to be stolen and thieves have to slide it up to see if its a good tire/wheel combo worth stealing or a cheap tire /wheel only suited for getting to the tire shop.
I do prefer the look of the naked spare and now that someone had to bring spiders into the conversation I may be converting back!
|09-28-2014 01:41 PM|
|Thegerb50||I added one to mine, the rim on the spare from th PO was rusted through and wouldn't hold air. The replacement rim I found on CL doesn't match what I have and it bugged me. All black cover matches my tops. It looks much better now|
|09-28-2014 12:19 PM|
I had to wear out a set of tires and use one of those as a spare before it would fit. Its the biggest tire cover I could find three years ago.
I live to ski and my cover works for me.
Ski good or eat wood!!!
|09-28-2014 11:38 AM|
|09-28-2014 10:32 AM|
|Jancie||FYI - Allthingsjeep.com has a ton of tire covers for sale and very reasonably priced. You can get pretty much any size of cover you need for whatever tires you are running. They also make custom tire covers from any photo that you give them.|
|09-28-2014 10:10 AM|
|06-08-2012 09:47 AM|
|Brnxbomr2||I took it off the second I purchased the Jeep. Something keeps dripping onto the rear bumper though and leaving marks. Haha...|
|06-08-2012 09:25 AM|
|mattbju2013||No need when u got a mean lookin super swamped on the back|
|06-08-2012 09:02 AM|
|nwatkins||Does mud count as a cover?|
|06-08-2012 08:34 AM|
|PeteH||Came with the jeep from the P.O. Looks crappy, but keeps the spare from getting sun-damaged. And I don't give a rat's posterior about how uncool it looks.|
|06-07-2012 06:28 PM|
|dougcampbell||Only reason I can think of is to prevent dry rot...|
|06-07-2012 01:04 PM|
|Greep||I'd only think about covering it if I didn't include it in the tire rotation, and it was going to stay back there for years... I do think it looks better without the cover.|
|06-07-2012 12:59 PM|
|O_M_Jeep||A tire cover helps with sun cooking the rubber of your spare, if you live in an environment where it rains at least 3 or maybe 5 times a year then you may not understand, in the northern deserts we get snow, but rain is rare, the tires on the ground are always being worn, as a tire should, the spare isnt, the top and upper side of the spare after just a few months of burning heat and sun get a glazed look and the rubber begins to get brittle, it isnt dry rot, it doesnt crack, it glazes. The only way to prevent it is to periodically turn the tire on the carrier, if your running anything much larger than a 33" or 35" that can be a chore, the other option is to cover it, the problem is its very difficult to find covers above 31".|
|06-07-2012 07:28 AM|
|Nano||The only reasons I could see to use a tire cover is to block the sun & elements. Since the tires on the axles also sit in the sun, though maybe not as much but get more elemental exposier I don't see how a cover would really help. The only way a tire cover would help is if the same spare was used a really long time through the life cycles of multiple sets of axle tires. I don't need to worry about that because I change out the old spare with one of the worn axle tires when they are replaced. The tire carrier could actually keep in grime from offroading and do more damage than protection.|
|06-07-2012 06:50 AM|
I don't see the benefit of a tire cover, but I do see a hassle.
When I had stock tires my Jeep came with a spare tire cover. I had to change flats twice and it only added an extra step at the beginning and end. except for the second time, as I didn't put it back on.
I've since increased my spare tire size by 5+ inches, so the stock cover won't fit, and I don't see the value in spending additional money for no value.
Aside from the pragmatic/logical side, I prefer the look of the spare tire uncovered. Especially the bigger meatier tire that I currently have on the Jeep.
|06-06-2012 05:26 PM|
|06-06-2012 05:21 PM|
|InvertChaos||No cover for me. I do put some 303 on the spare to protect it from the sun though.|
|06-06-2012 05:04 PM|
The cover was on from the PO. It's nearly toast from years of sun. I'll ditch it when I get my lift and larger tires this summer.
I like the nekkid look better.
|06-06-2012 04:38 PM|
My Jeep did not come with one so it's nakid!
But I think my wife got me one for Fathers Day, time will tell.
|06-06-2012 03:19 PM|
|igf1r||80:20 rule most folks who commented want to see it off, Any comments from the ones who keep it on?|
|06-06-2012 10:04 AM|
Nope I bought the matching spare to show it off not cover it
|06-06-2012 09:35 AM|
|LawMoose||People steal them. For what I don't know they can't me worth much|
|06-06-2012 09:30 AM|
|hbgirl||Mine is nakey. Looks better without, especially after getting new wheels/tires. Sun gets hot here in TX too, but I never think about covering it.|
|06-06-2012 09:25 AM|
It looks so far the majority do not cover and feel the ware on the tire is good so all look the same. The point is to find out if the tire cover really is needed for a SUV. We now most spare tires for cars are never seen until a flat but in the case of Jeep its a full matching tire and can be swaped without having to fix the flat asap.
|06-06-2012 08:57 AM|
|countrybassist||I've just never found the need to cover it.|
|06-06-2012 07:41 AM|
|Irieblue||I'd rather go uncovered, but parking outside is rough on the tire. On a related note, how big a tire can you go before you need to get a new mount?|
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