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Old 08-21-2017, 12:07 PM
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Angry Tire patching and TPMS

Hi all.

Found this in my tire yesterday...


Swapped it out for the rear tire (2014 JK, assuming this is a full size wheel/tire and can be used as a replacement).

My questions are:

I have 21k on my tires, none on the spare. Is it better to get the tire patched if i can, and put that back on, so the wear/tear isnt effected on my other tires?

Is there a TPMS in the spare? The vehicle is still registering the back one. I know this because the spare was at 25psi when i put it on (measured manually with tire pressure gauge) and then i filled it up.

Thanks for your help!

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spare from the factory has a sensor. only tires that are mounted on the axles register. The spare does not affect anything whether it has a sensor or not.

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You may have to drive it around for a little while/couple times for it to register the spare air pressure correctly. You could keep the spare in the rotation from now, even though it has more tread. Or you can return it to the spare position. In either case, try to get the nail damage repaired.

Tires only last about 7 yrs or so (debatable, some say a little longer, some a little shorter) even if they are never used. So, it depends on how long you are going to keep the other four tires. If you have a 2014 with only 21K miles, seems like you are going to run out of time before you run out of tread
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Turns out the bolt is a 1/2 inch bolt so... they won't repair it. They say its not safe if its a hole larger than 1/4 inch.

Im looking at either buying 1 new SR-A and putting it on the right side to match the new one that was formerly the spare so that i have 2 of exact tread height on the back, and then moving the one that was on the right to the spare, OR getting a set of 4 Goodyear Duratracs and putting the spare back where it was

Thoughts?
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Why not go for 1 extra Duratrac and then you're good for a 5 tire rotation. Plus, all your tires will match.
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Yes... The spare should be the same as the rest of the tires.. And.. You should start rotating them every oil change so that the spare wears at the same rate.
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If money is tight get the 4 duratracs and when it is time to rotate get the 5th duratrac.
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Interesting. I was getting my oil changes at the dealer, it was part of my lease and then I purchased the Jeep at the end because i fell in love (obviously).

They were NOT rotating the tire. Wouldn't this be something they should have been doing? Guess I have to ask. Or start doing it all myself.

I went to a different (and highly rated) tire place in the area last night, and they actually patched & plugged the tire. The shank of the bolt was only 1/4 inch so they said it was a good fix and I should have no problems. With only 21k miles on the tires I really didn't want to purchase new ones. I'd like to do all 5 + wheels when these die but i need to save up.
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Side note: if you leave stock spare on back of jeep and run aftermarket rims without TPMS, it will register the spare tire as a right rear on dash.

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