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Hammerdown 03-03-2012 04:49 PM

Spare tire: cover or no cover?
 
I happen to think my spare tire/wheel combo is pretty good looking as is. Wondering if there are any covers that would look even better.

Jake_Spence 03-03-2012 04:59 PM

Personally, I feel like if the spare matches the other four wheels then it looks better without.

wwch99tj 03-03-2012 05:00 PM

After market wheels no cover stock steel wheels need a cover IMO

Tjmike003 03-03-2012 05:40 PM

No cover

Atthehop 03-03-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by tjmike003 (Post 2099127)
no cover

x2

BigDog21 03-03-2012 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wwch99tj (Post 2099003)
after market wheels no cover stock steel wheels need a cover imo

x2

Westbrook 03-03-2012 05:50 PM

Here's what I've got and I love it, even with my nice Apex rims. It'll be gone once the new tires and rims are on though ...partially because it won't fit on a 33

http://s673.photobucket.com/albums/v...0906-00023.jpg

Mudweiser 03-03-2012 06:14 PM

Agreed. If the rim matches, show it off. If it doesn't hide it. Course if its 3 sizes smaller then the rest of the tires...theres prolly no helping it :)

TJNewbie 03-03-2012 08:33 PM

Mine came with a cover, so I use it, just to keep the spare protected from the sun.

Hammerdown 03-03-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TJNewbie (Post 2099752)
Mine came with a cover, so I use it, just to keep the spare protected from the sun.

Hmm, never thought of that. Is that a factor?

Atthehop 03-04-2012 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by TJNewbie (Post 2099752)
Mine came with a cover, so I use it, just to keep the spare protected from the sun.

Do you have covers on the other 4 to protectt them from the sun.

blue6tj 03-04-2012 06:04 AM

This shouldn't even be a post....

billybobjoe 03-04-2012 07:31 AM

Personally I don run one, but I have to admit I like the Life is Good tire cover with the Wrangler on it: All Things Jeep - Spare Tire Covers for your Jeep: Life is Good, Camo, military, tie dye, "Jeep Thing" wheel covers + more!

Rubicon06Va 03-04-2012 07:46 AM

Covers are out!

TJspeed 03-04-2012 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 2100670)
Do you have covers on the other 4 to protectt them from the sun.

The other tires are always rotating so their getting an even distribution of sun the one an the spare is being exposed to a single spot and being cooked on one spot. Ive seen spares where the whole tire is fine but the top is starting to forum cracks from bring dried out, of course i am in New Mexico.... the hot dry heat sucks!

TJNewbie 03-04-2012 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2101155)
The other tires are always rotating so their getting an even distribution of sun the one an the spare is being exposed to a single spot and being cooked on one spot. Ive seen spares where the whole tire is fine but the top is starting to forum cracks from bring dried out, of course i am in New Mexico.... the hot dry heat sucks!

:thumb: That's what happens, the other tires don't get as much exposure to the sun as an uncovered spare does, it sits back there and cooks all day/year long. so I keep mine covered.

SippiTJ 03-04-2012 11:53 AM

I have one on my 33 that has my favorite college logo on it. Not for protection or anything just purely because I am a huge fan.

wwch99tj 03-04-2012 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJspeed

The other tires are always rotating so their getting an even distribution of sun the one an the spare is being exposed to a single spot and being cooked on one spot. Ive seen spares where the whole tire is fine but the top is starting to forum cracks from bring dried out, of course i am in New Mexico.... the hot dry heat sucks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJNewbie

:thumb: That's what happens, the other tires don't get as much exposure to the sun as an uncovered spare does, it sits back there and cooks all day/year long. so I keep mine covered.

Rotate your spare in with your tire rotation.... problem solved

Atthehop 03-04-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by wwch99tj (Post 2101474)
Rotate your spare in with your tire rotation.... problem solved

Correct.

TJspeed 03-04-2012 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wwch99tj

Rotate your spare in with your tire rotation.... problem solved

That is what we all should be doing lol

Arch Stanton 03-04-2012 12:49 PM

I just replaced the dealer OEM cover with one from Amazon for $30. It's insulated with the Jeep logo and made in the U.S.A. The cover helps the spare from getting sun rot out here in AZ.

WaterDR 03-04-2012 01:29 PM

So just rotate it.

dmule3 03-05-2012 08:26 PM

should rotate all 5

Mr_RPM 03-05-2012 10:48 PM

do you guys feel like I could go no cover if the spare tire does not match but the rim does?
Im running 31'' discoverer ATR with black steel d window rims and my spare is a 31" wrangler MTR (not the new Kevlar but the last style before) with matching rim.

Buz 1 03-06-2012 12:28 AM

don't know why it matters what others think... my spare is 2" narrower than the rest & has severe sun damage. i'd like to cover it 4 that reason.. those that choose to rotate instead, have the funds to purchase 5 tires at a time to do so. if i find a spare matching rim before i re-tire i would do the same... otherwise,,, it's a 'Buckeyes cover, & i'll paint the top to match the flares....:)

WaterDR 03-06-2012 06:46 AM

No, I meant rotate the tire as in spin it on the tire mount so that the same side is not facing the sun.

But, covered or not, it will dry rot eventually I would imagine.

Tjmike003 03-10-2012 08:39 AM

You could always spray some protectant on the tire so the sun won't damage it.


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