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Old 12-26-2017, 02:21 PM
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Buying tires. 4 or 5?

Still wanting some bigger tires for my JKU but don't quite have the $ at this time for 5. I might could swing 4 tires in the next month or two.

I'm sure it's preferred to do 5 but just curious if any others here go with 4 and just keep the stock tire on the back?

Also, what about tpms? If I get new tires do I lose that? Just not sure if tat's a part of my oem KO2s???? I have the pioneer head unit that alerts me to tire pressure and I don't want to lose that.

Pretty much decided on 285/75/17 AT tires. So, KO2's, Toyos, or Ridge Grapplers are the front runners. I'd take whichever I can get cheaper.

My hope is to get 4 and then sell my 265/70/17 KO2s on craigslist for the $ for the 5th tire. Just not sure what the market is for them around here.

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your tpms is attached to the valve stem and they will stay with your rims and new tires. If you get new rims just have the tire shop swap them over. I would not have a problem getting 4 tires to begin with and then before you are due for a rotation get the 5th. Some are worried about not having a spare but in a million or so miles I have not needed one.

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thanks. Just to clarify, no new rims.

I was under the impression the tpms stays on the old tires and I'd have to get new ones. I appreciate the insight.



ALso, I see some folks get tires online. I wonder how that works. Do you just take it to a local place (walmart, ntb, tiresplus) and they would install tires not sold by them? Would the savings offset the cost of buying them locally? Or do some here just have the means to install them themselves?
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some shops will not install mail order tires period, others will but charge excessive amounts of money to mount them. Others will mount them for normal rate no problem. You need to call your local shops. I know tirerack has a list of local shops that will mount their tires. My local Les Schwabb charges $50 a tire for new tires carried in but used tires like $17. My local firestone will mount new mail order carry ins for $17 a tire. Costco wont do it period. Have to let your fingers do the walking and call around.
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I'm thinking of doing 4 new rims Andrew tires. Hopefully you'll never need to use the spare. I would buy a cover for it, because it might look funny.
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I wouldn't drive without a spare.
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I wouldn't drive without a spare.
Normally, I would agree. AAA is a good thing. If you are going in the woods with your Jeep and get a flat, then all bets are off with AAA.
I had run flats on my BMW. No spare, of course. I got rid of those god-forsaken tires and got regular Michelins with no spare. Of course, I don't take the BMW into the woods. I call AAA and have a a plug kit.

No spare on my motorcycle either. AAA and I have plugged a bike tire.
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Millions of people drive without spares. I have ridden motorcycles over 40 years in many remote places most tubeless tires can be plugged and aired up even when not plugged to get you somewhere safe.

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