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MTrucker182 06-26-2011 09:44 PM

Spare tire question
 
So I just swapped out some tires with my buddy and have a few questions regarding the spare tire. 1) So the new spare tire I got is much taller than the other four. If I got a flat and needed to use it as a spare would that be chill? Or should I just buy a new spare tire to fit the other four? 2). The new spare tire has a lug nut lock on it and my buddy doesnt have the key for the lock. What should I do about getting it off?

garys_yellow_wrangler 06-26-2011 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by MTrucker182 (Post 1333918)
So I just swapped out some tires with my buddy and have a few questions regarding the spare tire. 1) So the new spare tire I got is much taller than the other four. If I got a flat and needed to use it as a spare would that be chill? Or should I just buy a new spare tire to fit the other four? 2). The new spare tire has a lug nut lock on it and my buddy doesnt have the key for the lock. What should I do about getting it off?

I would ensure the spare is the same size as the 4 on your wrangler, and ref to the lock and no key - I had the same problem so I grabbed a socket that fit tight on the lock lug nut and hit it with a hammer a couple times, put the ratchet on the socket and it unscrewed with no issues.. Good luck.. :cool:

Neil F. 06-27-2011 05:39 AM

How much taller (what are the sizes). Small differences are ok for a spare. Most vehicle have smaller space saver spares i.e. smaller. A slightly larger tire is ok.


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