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Old 03-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Spare tire question

So I am putting 265 65 18 tires on 18x9" wheels. These will only be on spring, summer and fall.. Winter the stocks are going back on which are 265 65 17's

If I leave my stock spare under the truck and shit happens and I need to use can I? And if so front or rear? I am only talking to get me to a shop..
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Ok.... No replies....

There are a ton of people running different tire/wheel size than stock... What is everyone doing????
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I wouldnt recommend using it... just my 2 cents
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It'll be fine on the rear. If a front blows out just swap em
That's what I was thinking... I mean I know I don't want to spend the money up front for the 5th tire and id have to by another wheel even if just a cheap one... thanks for the help man!
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Most articals on it say if you have a odd size spare it's best to put it up front until you get to a repair shop and don't engage 4WD... something about rear differencial's don't like different size tires. I'm running 265/75/16's with a 265/70/16 spare but the tires e rated... chances of getting a flat are pretty slim. Best advice though is get yourself a spare to match.
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Most articals on it say if you have a odd size spare it's best to put it up front until you get to a repair shop and don't engage 4WD... something about rear differencial's don't like different size tires. I'm running 265/75/16's with a 265/70/16 spare but the tires e rated... chances of getting a flat are pretty slim. Best advice though is get yourself a spare to match.
Ok now I am confused... Front or rear??????
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Most articals on it say if you have a odd size spare it's best to put it up front until you get to a repair shop and don't engage 4WD... something about rear differencial's don't like different size tires. I'm running 265/75/16's with a 265/70/16 spare but the tires e rated... chances of getting a flat are pretty slim. Best advice though is get yourself a spare to match.
Yeah dude I actually had a brain fart!! I have heard this too! You can burn up the differential and such.

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Ok now I am confused... Front or rear??????
Front!
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As far as i know the main concern would be running it on the rear of a limited slip diff or on the front with 4wd engaged... but i could be wrong. I'd like to hear some other opinions on this...
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As far as i know the main concern would be running it on the rear of a limited slip diff or on the front with 4wd engaged... but i could be wrong. I'd like to hear some other opinions on this...
Yeah I read that off a forum (can't recall which one).

The folks on there said that if you have a open diff it wouldn't be AS bad but.........

OP, check out CL in your area for a full size spare. I got lucky and found a guy selling a brand new 285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grappler for 70 bucks! The tire is about 2 years old
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Good idea I will keep an eye out for one.. But atleast if I do find myself with a flat ill throw it on the front....
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