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Old 10-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Different Size Wheel / Tire for Spare Tire

Hi all, I managed to salvage a spare tire from a car we cut up for the fire department. It is a Sport King Steel Radial A/T, and it looks like a pretty decent tire, along with good reviews I've found online. I just noticed today that it is a 31x10.5x15 tire. I know that spares should be the same circumference as your regular tire, but I figured that if I am only using this spare less than 50 miles to just get home if I blow a tire, it would be ok (Since I have 265/75/16 KM2's). My only question: If I ever have to use it, is it bad to have a different size wheel than your other 3 tires? My research about this issue has only yielded questions about different size tires, not wheels, so I need some more help. I have 16'' TX Pro wheels by the way.

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:53 AM   #2
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Hi all, I managed to salvage a spare tire from a car we cut up for the fire department. It is a Sport King Steel Radial A/T, and it looks like a pretty decent tire, along with good reviews I've found online. I just noticed today that it is a 31x10.5x15 tire. I know that spares should be the same circumference as your regular tire, but I figured that if I am only using this spare less than 50 miles to just get home if I blow a tire, it would be ok (Since I have 265/75/16 KM2's). My only question: If I ever have to use it, is it bad to have a different size wheel than your other 3 tires? My research about this issue has only yielded questions about different size tires, not wheels, so I need some more help. I have 16'' TX Pro wheels by the way.

Any help would be appreciated,
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I don't think that 15" wheel will fit over your calipers. I would test fit it.

That being said, It doesn't matter if the wheel size is different than your other 4 wheels, as long as the diameter of the tire is roughly the same.
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many vehicles have an emergency spare tire which is smaller than the factory ones
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I don't think that 15" wheel will fit over your calipers. I would test fit it.

That being said, It doesn't matter if the wheel size is different than your other 4 wheels, as long as the diameter of the tire is roughly the same.
This ^^^^^ 15" wheels won't fit a six lug 2nd gen.

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many vehicles have an emergency spare tire which is smaller than the factory ones
Skinnier, but the same diameter as the stock wheels.
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15" wheels won't fit a six lug 2nd gen.
Ok this is the answer I was looking for. Guess I'll try and sell this thing or something since I fixed it up and the tread is brand new. Thanks for the help fellas.

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