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Show Me Your Spares

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rybo830, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Apr 1, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    rybo830

    rybo830 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Put on some new wheels and tires a few months back and went from the stock OR size (265/70/16) to a 275/70/17. Just dawned on me I should probably get a new spare as well. Found the right tire I'll use, but now I'm debating if I buy a fifth wheel to match or go with a cheap steel rim? What does everyone do when they upgrade their tires and how do you have them mounted?

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  2. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    doublethebass

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    I dug into this myself a few weeks back.....had upsized the tires back in Dec and didn't upsize the spare to match

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/mismatched-spare-issues.598742/

    long story short, you're best bet is to have a matching-size spare.....doesn't have to be the exact width match, just outside diameter. That'll get you anywhere you need to go. If you're only gonna drive 10mi and get a new tire right away, a mismatched spare will be fine.

    I run snow tires in the winter, so I've got a 2nd set of rims. Summer Coopers are 33" and Winter Blizzaks are 32".......I've got a 5th 33" Cooper on the OEM 16" steel wheel under the truck right now, but next winter I'll be picking up a cheap steel wheel and any 32" tire on craigslist as my "matching" winter spare. I wouldn't bother keeping a matching wheel under the truck, extra money just hidden away. Some day if I go to 35s and get a swing out spare carrier on the back like a Jeep, I'd get a matching wheel for the looks.
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    Thanks! I'll check out that thread!
     
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  4. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    i went to 265/75/16, i just kept the or spare. I figure size difference isnt big enough for a short < 10 mile trip to get a flat fixed.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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  7. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    I bought a 5th wheel just because I have Ray10s and didn't want to have to wait forever if I messed one wheel up, but if I had anything other than SCS wheels, I would've just bought a cheap steel wheel.

    I also have a brand new mud tire on it, but those ended up being really hard to balance so I no longer have a matching tire. I did this so I wouldn't get stuck wheeling somewhere if I blew a tire since I don't have lockers.
     
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  8. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    Check ebay. I got a spare wheel just like yours from a seller that parts out wrecked vehicles. I got one like new for $100 and a used Like new k02 to match my set for $100. Mounted and balanced for free at discount tire, since that's were i got my new tires from.

    I don't see any listed currently but worth a check from time to time if you're not in a hurry.
     
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  9. Apr 2, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    I’d go to the local junkyard and look for a cheap wheel and tire in the size you need. You may be surprised what they have. Probably won’t have to use it, but when you need it, you need it.
     
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  10. Apr 2, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    I run a matching size spare tire 285/75/16 on the factory steel wheel . it does fit under the truck but I had to bend the front stays.
    I also had to shift the exhaust/tail pipe a little to the right .
     
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