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has anyone had a flat w/33's on freeway?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by westport toyota, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    westport toyota

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    I dont carry a spare unless im leaving on long trip but I was wondering how tuff are 33? youd have to run over like spike strip or some seroius shit to get a flat? has anyone had a flat on the freeway?
     
  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    j83soldier

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    get a spare bro. even if it is just a used cheap tire. A nail in the right area will cause a flat.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Jdaniel1274

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    Any tire can get a flat, no matter the the size. Carry a spare!
     
  4. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    In addition to a spare, a couple of 2x4's are required to get your stock jack high enough to change the tire.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    j83soldier

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    yeppers, you an fit a 33 spare in the stock location with 5 min. of cutting. You can buy a used tire and rim for 75 bucks. Its not worth not having one.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    The tire size doesn't have anything to do with getting a flat...more plys might help but even then you should never leave home without a spare.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    Although it will mess with your ABS and traction control (if you have it) the stock spare would get you home provided you don't try and use 4WD.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    If I have 33's on and get a flat, can I use the factory spare tire temporarily???

    edit: ^answer above!
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    '08 OR doesn't have a mechanical LSD. Stock spare is fine - may even be beneficial because it is light. You can turn off VSC/traction control by holding down that button for a few seconds.

    There are other ways for a tire to fail in addition to punctures. Air pockets between plies, tread separation...
     
  10. Jan 17, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    It's best to put it on the front and don't engage 4wd.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    couldn't you put it on the back and air down the other rear tire temporarily? :confused:
     
  12. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    Unsafe! A underinflated tire will build up heat and possibly fail, also don't forget the handling issues. Safer to just put a smaller spare on the front.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    Exactly , in this case size doesn't matter
     
  14. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:05 PM
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    To add to this: with under inflated tires you can pop a bead and you will lose control of the vehicle.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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