Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Wheels & Tires

Notices

Spare Tire Question

Reply
 
* Tire Finding Tools Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
elk340 [OP] elk340 is offline
Senior Member
elk340 will become famous soon enough
Air Force:
Name: Justin
Joined: May 2011, #56417
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 212
elk340's Tacoma Gallery
Spare Tire Question

Hey guys, I just bought 4 17x8" Pro Comp 7089s and realized I did not account for the spare. I will be going with 285/70 R17 Duratracs. For those of you who upgraded your rims and tires, what did you decide to do with the spare? I don't know if I'm ready to drop $375 on the spare so that it can match. What did you do?

I'm thinking of just getting a cheap tire with the same outside diameter as the Duratracs and mounting it on the stock 16" spare; however, one issue might be that the backspacing would not be the same as the pro comp rims.

Your advice would be very appreciated.

Justin
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip
crf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcrf69 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
crf69's Avatar
Name: Ryan
Joined: May 2010, #37348
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,573
crf69's Tacoma Gallery
full size matching FTW.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
Nothin' Special
especk is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shedespeck is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
especk's Avatar
Name: Erik
Joined: Aug 2010, #42041
Location: Redding, CA
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,456
especk's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by elk340 View Post

I'm thinking of just getting a cheap tire with the same outside diameter as the Duratracs and mounting it on the stock 16" spare; however, one issue might be that the backspacing would not be the same as the pro comp rims.

Your advice would be very appreciated.

Justin
do this. it doesnt matter if the backspacing isnt the same since ur just using it as a spare. i dont know if the 285s will fit under the truck though
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
elk340 [OP] elk340 is offline
Senior Member
elk340 will become famous soon enough
Air Force:
Name: Justin
Joined: May 2011, #56417
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 212
elk340's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by especk View Post
do this. it doesnt matter if the backspacing isnt the same since ur just using it as a spare. i dont know if the 285s will fit under the truck though
I read that they will with a little fabrication. Apparently, there are a couple brackets that would need to be torched off. I'm worried 285s on the stock spare would cause rubbing on the UCAs without the correct back spacing. Hmmm.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 09:00 PM   #5
Beretta Taco
Mescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant futureMescalero has a brilliant future
 
Mescalero's Avatar
Firefighter: Come from a family of Army and Air Force
Name: Matt
Joined: Sep 2010, #42886
Location: Clemson, SC
Gender: Male
Posts: 463
Mescalero's Tacoma Gallery
let me know once you get ready to buy those duratracs...would be willing to get em for you round cost through our group buy if you'd like...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #6
elk340 [OP] elk340 is offline
Senior Member
elk340 will become famous soon enough
Air Force:
Name: Justin
Joined: May 2011, #56417
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 212
elk340's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mescalero View Post
let me know once you get ready to buy those duratracs...would be willing to get em for you round cost through our group buy if you'd like...
Tell me more. I've been pricing them and as of right now, the cheapest I have found are 4 for $969.51 w/taxes and shipping and handling.

Justin
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 09:46 PM   #7
Bullwinkle J. Moose
bjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedbjmoose is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
bjmoose's Avatar
Name: Steve
Joined: Aug 2010, #42529
Location: San Jose CA
Gender: Guy
Posts: 4,832
bjmoose's Tacoma Gallery
I put a 265/75R16 on the stock spare rim and it fits (barely) in the stock location. That's 1" smaller diam than my mounted tires, but I expect it'll get me back out to the road and to the next town.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 09:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed2008taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
2008taco's Avatar
Name: chris
Joined: Mar 2011, #52323
Location: san diego
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,900
2008taco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by elk340 View Post
I read that they will with a little fabrication. Apparently, there are a couple brackets that would need to be torched off. I'm worried 285s on the stock spare would cause rubbing on the UCAs without the correct back spacing. Hmmm.
Buy a spacer mount it under there with the spare.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 10:04 PM   #10
Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.
maxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxamillion2345 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
maxamillion2345's Avatar
Name: Max
Joined: Feb 2010, #31761
Location: Elko County
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,614
maxamillion2345's Tacoma Gallery
I pounded the brackets out with a sledge to fit my 285 spare. Mounted it on the stock spare wheel. Only had to run it when Josh got a flat. He of course got a flat up front and it barely cleared. I don't think he could fully turn.

It would be a PITA but you could always rotate a rear up front and mount the spare in the rear if you got a flat up front and your tire wouldn't clear. Save a lot of $$

Could always buy a cheap wheeler's steel wheel with either 4.0 of 4.5 BS and throw a used 16" 285 on that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 10:27 PM   #11
elk340 [OP] elk340 is offline
Senior Member
elk340 will become famous soon enough
Air Force:
Name: Justin
Joined: May 2011, #56417
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 212
elk340's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxamillion2345 View Post
I pounded the brackets out with a sledge to fit my 285 spare. Mounted it on the stock spare wheel. Only had to run it when Josh got a flat. He of course got a flat up front and it barely cleared. I don't think he could fully turn.

It would be a PITA but you could always rotate a rear up front and mount the spare in the rear if you got a flat up front and your tire wouldn't clear. Save a lot of $$

Could always buy a cheap wheeler's steel wheel with either 4.0 of 4.5 BS and throw a used 16" 285 on that.
Yeah, that would be a PITA. Might be worth buying a cheap rim with the right BS and a cheap 33" for it.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
spare tire question... thebaker Wheels & Tires 4 01-30-2012 12:04 AM
spare tire question 07TaCo07 2nd Gen. Tacomas 14 08-10-2011 04:12 PM
Question about the Spare tire spikele Wheels & Tires 6 05-12-2011 07:28 PM
Spare Tire Question.... jmed99 Wheels & Tires 3 03-28-2010 06:58 PM
spare tire question Marioso Wheels & Tires 8 11-25-2008 06:12 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.