Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Off-Topic > Old Spare Tire Question

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Old Spare Tire Question Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-20-2014 08:12 AM
bostiguy Personally I don't see why not use. You are obviously aware of it's age/condition. You would know not to race down the highway with it. And you would be cautious.
My only other thought would be, be sure to use it on the rear axle, even if a front tire went flat. Swap the front flat with a rear tire and put the spare on the back.
02-19-2014 01:59 PM
DaisyCutter Meant to post this in off topic. Apologies.
02-19-2014 01:46 PM
Old Spare Tire Question

I have an old 2003 Ram 2500 4x4. Had her for over 10 years and she's a great truck. She's always been garaged and looks showroom. I still have the original E-rated spare tire mounted and it's never touched pavement. The OEM BFGs last forever, the originals lasted 77,000 and I replaced them due to age, and the current 2007 treads still have life left but they're getting replaced due to age. It's not worth risking a blow-out, crash, or folded fender, so I'm replacing the 7 year old tires.

Here's my question. Is the 11 year old spare still worthy of creeping me home in a pinch? Would you trust it to that end? Just to keep the brake rotor off the ground until I get to town, should I need it? It's an 11 year old tire, but with almost no elemental exposure and no miles. It still looks good. I don't push the Ram off road, since I have the Wrangler. The Ram is pretty much a retired garage queen.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC