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Old 02-23-2016, 12:46 PM
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Buy 3 new tires and use spare?

I have a 2013 JKU and need new tires. The spare has never been used. Date code for tires is 3812, or mid-September 2012. Car is always garaged, so spare tire has had minimal exposure to sun. My understanding is that the spare has TPMS.

Should I:

1. get four new tires or

2. just get three, use the spare as a primary, and use the best remaining tire as the spare?

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The spare does have a TPMS. I would buy 4 new tires. Is the spare covered?

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I would buy 4 matching tires.
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Also (can't seem to find edit button)....

You won't save a lot of money by buying 3 tires vs four and swapping things around like that. You will save the cost of one tire, but mounting/unmounting and balancing each tire will add to labor costs (5 wheels), unless you simply mount the entire spare wheel with tire.
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Is the spare covered?
No, but car is garaged so the spare is not in the sun a lot.
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