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Question about the Spare tire

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by spikele, May 12, 2011.

  1. May 12, 2011 at 12:10 AM
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    spikele

    spikele [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone removed their spare and left it off the truck? I figure if I get a flat, that I'll just call a truck.

    If you've removed your spare, what did you do with the TPMS sensor?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 12, 2011 at 12:45 AM
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    cantac09

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    why would you want to do that?
     
  3. May 12, 2011 at 1:21 AM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    It won't save you any gas mileage bro
     
  4. May 12, 2011 at 1:23 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Although to answer your question, you can take the TPS senor out and put it in something like a wheel barrow wheel. Pump the wheel up to 30 PSI and throw it in a storage compartment. Other people use PVC pipe in the same way. This way you can run a different tire setup without having to deal with that stupid light.
     
  5. May 12, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    Not all years have a TPMS sensor in the spare. They stopped putting them in the spare in '09 I think so it might not be an issue at all depending on what year you have.

    I don't understand what you gain by removing the spare, it's stored out of the way. Seems like it'd be better to have and not need than need and not have but it's your call...
     
  6. May 12, 2011 at 5:08 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    The spare tire also adds weight to the bed of the truck which is good for traction in the winter. The spare tire has a steel rim that is heavy as hell.
     
  7. May 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    spikele

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    Thanks guys. It's not about the whole gas thing. I just figure I would never end up using it because the difference between the clearance and the jack isn't that great. Also, I figure I would just call a tow if something ever were to happen. Particularly if I got aftermarket wheels
     
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