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new wheels and tires what do u guys do?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RDAY, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Jul 19, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    RDAY

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    i just went from 265 65 17 to 285 70 17 do u guys buy an extra tire for a spare? cause u cant use a 265 65 17 at all right if u get a flat? and will a 285 70 17 fir under my truck in the holder?
    Thanks Guys
     
  2. Jul 19, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Canadianboy

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    I think you can, just not for a long distance. Hey post up pics of your new setup man!
     
  3. Jul 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    You can't use it in the rear if you have an LSD rear end. When I moved up to 265/75-16 I left the spare alone for a good 6 months. However, the correct size is on it's way to me right now.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    yeah, you could use a smaller spare to limp you a few miles....... as long as you dont use it on the rear end if you have a Limited Slip diff. If you dont have a limited slip, then it should be ok I think.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    i will post pics when i get the truck back its getting aligned 2moro how do i know if i have a limited slip diff? i have a 2nd gen. sport
     
  6. Jul 19, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    to my knowledge, all the TRD sports come with a LSD in the rear end. In which case, you'd want to get a matching sized spare for the truck. you can double check whether there is a LSD by looking under the rear of the truck at the diff- there should be a sticker that reads 'LSD fluid only', or something similar.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    yea i could always try to find a used tire in my size just to get me home
     
  8. Jul 19, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    Eh, used tires. Check it carefully to make sure it isn't cracked from age.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    you can also look at the DOM of the used tires, its something that gets molded into every tire. It can be found near the bead on one side of the tire, it will be some numbers like '2705' meaning the tire was manufactured in the 27th week of '05.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    What is the reason for this? I have heard this many times but never got an explanation as to why! Thanks!
     
  11. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    One wheel rotates slower than the other causing the LSD to lock.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    wat?
    if u get a flat and have a smaller spare w/ an LSD in the rear, swap tires to where the smaller tire is on the front and the matching sizes are on the rear...problem solved. it would be better to get a tire that has the same diameter, not necessarily the same width as well. if u run 285/75/16, u could get a 255/85/16 that would be the same height, but smaller width. u can use that to find a possible cheaper tire for the spare
     
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