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Need to buy a Spare

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by StaticFilter, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    StaticFilter

    StaticFilter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need to get a spare for my truck, I don't know anything about my current 15" wheels (backspacing or width) Do I need this info to match up a spare? Or can I grab any matching lugged 15" rim/wheel with a 33" tire and be GTG?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    You'll want backspacing of 4.5 or less. 4.5" is your stock backspacing, and since you are running a 33 you are likely wider than stock.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Just swing by your local tire shop and tell them you want a spare, rim and tire to fit. They will measure what you have and provide suggestions.

    Or, just go to a junkyard...they should be able to match you a rim up, and perhaps a tire also.

    Howard
     
  4. Jan 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Thanks guys, I guess going to a shop would be the easy route, and they probably wouldn't even charge me anything for the info eh?
    I don't want anything new or fancy, just need a reliable spare with some tread left for a "just in case"
     
  5. Jan 10, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Oh, and I don't suppose the 16x7 or 17x8.5 wheels i already have sitting around would work since my wheels are 15s...? What would happen if i had a different sized wheel for my spare but the same size tire? (3x) 33x12.5R15 and (1x) 33x12.5R16 or R17 for spare
     
  6. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    It would make no difference, as long as you keep the overall diamter of the tire the same. I have 18" rims and a 16" spare.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    So running 33x12.50R15, which of these will be my better option?
    16" wheel is 7" wide
    255/85R16 = 33x10.04R16
    or
    17" wheel is 9" wide
    305/65R17 = 33x12.01R17
     
  8. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    Whichever you prefer.
     
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