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i have the stock 27 or 28" tire on the back right now...im running 32's and when they wear out (it will probably be at least 2 full years) i'll probably go up to 33's...anyway...i haven't been wheelin much lately and probably won't too much until a couple months so im just wonderin if i should just leave the small spare or get the full size...

the only thing i don't care for is that the full size spare would probably weigh down the back end...i guess i could get a lighter aluminum wheel since i'll probably switch to aluminums on my next set of tires...

so i say all this to ask if i should bother to get the full size and if my stock tailgate can handle it...if not then is there something for a bigger spare...i've seen a few things but not too sure about them...i wouldn't mind going to a swing away rear bumper but i can't find any for less than $300 which is good as its gonna get i guess.

feel free to suggest any upgrade or swing away rear bumper...or whether i should go up to the full size spare or keep the dinky one
 

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You know what? I've recently ran into this situation with my 35's. After 3 years my stock tire carrier has given up the ghost. My response to this was to put the spare in the garage and get a plug kit.
 

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if u get a flat though how would u go about airing up after you plug the tire? i don't have onboard air or a portable air compressor and don't really care to get either...
 

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Well for the last week I've been kicking around the idea of ditching my tire carrier and mounting my spare in the cargo area. I've been looking at a Tuffy Cargo Box and possibly mounting the spare on top of the box. That would free up the rear end and give me a secure place to store stuff. I'm thinking the entire cost should be less that $ 500 and I'd kill two birds with one stone. Something like this may work for you.
 

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i pretty much have the same problem, well, its not really a problem cause i have an on board air system. It has worked me and others wanders on the trail . The cheapest option u have is to get urself a cheap cigarette lighter compressor and a plug kit like 1BLKJ said. i say just take off the spared tire completly if u dont have a full size spare.
 

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Well for the last week I've been kicking around the idea of ditching my tire carrier and mounting my spare in the cargo area. I've been looking at a Tuffy Cargo Box and possibly mounting the spare on top of the box. That would free up the rear end and give me a secure place to store stuff. I'm thinking the entire cost should be less that $ 500 and I'd kill two birds with one stone. Something like this may work for you.
i like this idea...that would be pretty awesome having the spare in the back...except for it would do away with the backseat...so forget that...i use my backseat every once in a while...

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spare tire...

is anyone currently running a spare 32'' tire with steel wheel on the stock back carrier? if so, how is the tailgate holding up. i have been thinking bout getting the adapter to fit larger sized tire but am a little iffy about the wear and tear to the tailgate...
 

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PM'd ya back. ;)
 

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Just find someone on craigslist with a used 32" tire for sale... I mean, its just a spare. I have BFG M/T's on the XJ(31's) and a used Yokohama mud tire for a spare that has about 30-40% tread left on it. Its spare thats there just in case, don't need to be expensive, just a band-aid.
 

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Yeah I've seen your junk too...the whole thing looks like a band-aid. :eek:



HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! :flipoff:


Just find someone on craigslist with a used 32" tire for sale... I mean, its just a spare. I have BFG M/T's on the XJ(31's) and a used Yokohama mud tire for a spare that has about 30-40% tread left on it. Its spare thats there just in case, don't need to be expensive, just a band-aid.
 

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Just find someone on craigslist with a used 32" tire for sale... I mean, its just a spare. I have BFG M/T's on the XJ(31's) and a used Yokohama mud tire for a spare that has about 30-40% tread left on it. Its spare thats there just in case, don't need to be expensive, just a band-aid.
I ran the same way when I first had my 35's. Just had a BFG take off from Discount and had it mounted for 20 bucks. Hell it's just a spare. Now I have an actual spare and two more Claws in the garage if I need them.
 

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Just find someone on craigslist with a used 32" tire for sale... I mean, its just a spare. I have BFG M/T's on the XJ(31's) and a used Yokohama mud tire for a spare that has about 30-40% tread left on it. Its spare thats there just in case, don't need to be expensive, just a band-aid.
true but its gotta be with a wheel also...and i have the same question that tiger22 posted.
 

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is anyone currently running a spare 32'' tire with steel wheel on the stock back carrier? if so, how is the tailgate holding up. i have been thinking bout getting the adapter to fit larger sized tire but am a little iffy about the wear and tear to the tailgate...
I have had a 32 on my stock wheels and so far I have no wear and tear on the tail gate...im not using and adapter either...just shaved down the black rubber thing behind the wheel and put a few washers between the mount and the brake light
 

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im running a 33 inch spare tire on my stock tire carrier. I have welded it back together about 4 times. Tailgate is holding up though. I wouldnt put larger than a 31 inch tire.
 

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:eek: How about a spare that is maybe 2" smaller? It's just a spare, right? A 31" spare would be allright on the front in 2wd for a little bit, wouldn't it? (Help me out here, please, same dilemma)
 

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Im not sure if you have a luncjbox locker up front if its a good idea, but idn it just seems like disaster to me, but i have the same deilemma,

i think it would be fine for the street though
 
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