Stupid question.After buying four new 295/70R18 tires I figured I better replace my now-to-small spare.
So, I bought a used LT 295/70R18 Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 129/126R with 15/32" tread left off of Ebay.
It was two hundred dollars. It measures just over thirty-four inches and just fits without any grinding or cutting.
The installers mounted it on my OEM spare steel wheel.
I didn't care to have a matching tire, as it's just a spare with a similar tread pattern. But, I did want a quality spare so I didn't have to limp around and look stupid while fixing a flat. I do carry a plug kit and small compressor too.
I saved one hundred-fifty dollars compared to buying a matching spare tire.
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Yes, my spare is mounted face down. The installer put it that way after swapping tires.Stupid question.
Did you mount the tire so the bracket is sitting on the outside facing part of the wheel?
I have mine mounted facing up so crap doesn't hit the outside of the wheel or the valve stem.
Personally I have a 265/65R18 as a spare which is very similar to my OEM 285/45R22 (1.6% smaller diameter)
Yeah mine is fine. Much better then the temp use spare they give us for some reason.Yes, my spare is mounted face down. The installer put it that way after swapping tires.
I understand the concern, but I'll just leave it like this - it is easier to check air pressure.
Your spare sounds good enough for its purpose. I think I read that anything less 3% difference in circumference is acceptable.
I bought the same tire as I have in 265/70R18 size used and put it on the spare rim that came with my truck for now. I will probably get a 22” steel rim at some point.Are you guys running the same tire model for your spare or just a cheapo tire in the same or close in size?
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There's not much point getting a different spare rim to match your fancy wheels' diameter.I bought the same tire used in 265/70R18 size and put it on the spare rim that came with my truck for now. I will probably get a 22” steel rim at some point.
Also good luck lifting up a 22" steel wheel on the side of the road after getting a flat.There's not much point getting a different spare rim to match your fancy wheels' diameter.
The most important thing is having a good quality non-temporary tire with a similar tread pattern and circumference.
Why even bother carrying a spare if you are paying for AAA and are going to have them do your tire.. Just get a free tow to get your tire fixed\replaced...That’s what AAA is for.
Because you will get tired of waiting for them to show up and just change it yourself.Why even bother carrying a spare if you are paying for AAA and are going to have them do your tire.. Just get a free tow to get your tire fixed\replaced...
Should I add some washers in my glove box?I am sitting along the highway as I type this. My worst fear happened on my limited today...hit a pot hole and bent a 22" wheel.......pulled out owners manual...found jack....lowered spare from rear.....jacked up front corner of truck....
Changed tires.......that's when I was dumbfounded by FCA.
Because the spare is a steel (thin) wheel and the 22's are thicker alloy the LUG NUTS WILL NOT TORQUE DOWN!!.....studs are too long......lugs to shallow...whatever!!
$65K TRUCK DOES NOT HAVE SERVICABLE SPARE TIRE.....WAITING FOR TOW....MISSED MY FLIGHT OUT
Is it just me or is this inexcusable from an engineering stand point
Holy old post comment. I remember seeing this when I joined. I don't think anyone else ever had the same issue and OP never confirmed it eitherShould I add some washers in my glove box?
No because OP didn't know wtf they were doing.Should I add some washers in my glove box?