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running a 33" tire as a spare

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Guess2010, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    Guess2010

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    was woundering if anyone out there is running a 33" tire on the spare thats under the rear box?
    Will it fit not sure what suze the spare is
    Anyone??
     
  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    hmm, i just thought of this, if it's just a spare, and your only using it to get back to safety, why carry the added weight?
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    Depends on where you go flat! Out in the boonies, you want a tough tire as close in size to the one it's replacing as possible.

    I asked the tire guys to test fit my new 33" in the stock location, they sized it up and said no way - don't even bother to try - but a 32" might fit.

    So I'm thinking to order a single 265/75R16 tire to mount on my spare rim.

    I don't like the bed-mount spares, they seem to take up half of the bed. I bought a pickup truck to have a bed. If I didn't want to use the space back there, I'd have bought an FJ.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    There is a little modding to do but a 33" tire(a 285) will fit under there. Use the search and it should turn up. :cool:
     
  5. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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  7. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    I agree with having a tough tire, but a 31'' tire is only 1'' smaller than a 33'' tire, fit's much easier and is lighter. even way out in the boonies, having that extra inch isn't going to change much...
     
  8. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    I have a 33" mounted in the back of my bed. Full size spare is the way to go unless you get a flat at the mall! JK
     
  9. Oct 14, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    im running a 275/70/18 on my truck right now
    Well thanks for all the good info guys
    Yeah a full size spare makes me feel better when out wheelin
     
  10. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    32" does fit under the bed with no modifications.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    I'm running at full sized, fully inflated Hankook 285/70/17 mt as a spare under the bed. Just hack the little guides with a grinder and paint. I also zip tied up some cut up 4inch pieces of radiator hose on the rails to help with the spare tire rash that develops overtime. The spare just barely touchs the rear diff and just clears the exhaust.

    I haven't needed it yet, but when I do it will probably be 150 miles from home, out in the woods, with a full load in the bed....Murphy's law.
     
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