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spare on or off?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bboynowee, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    bboynowee

    bboynowee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how many of you guys still carry your stock spare...and I'm considering taking mine off just because for some reason I think it might save me some mpgs ( yea right )...

    :)
     
  2. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    you'd be fucked if you gotta flat...just avoid that situation :cool:
     
  3. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    bboynowee

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    Yea makes more sence to keep the spare... Kinda just want to have an extra spare but exactly like my rims and tires....hmmm :D
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    pudge151

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    i highly doubt you'll increase MPG with it off, and when you get a flat you're F'd
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    In Russia we carry our spares.

    In US OF A, we carry our spares.

    It's a good idea to carry a spare matey.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    Chrome Beer

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    I had to take off my spare due to new pipes i had installed. Anyone know how to turn the light off on the dash that senses the tire pressure for the spare?
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    TacoCat

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    Take the cluster apart and remove the light is the only way I know of. I dont have any TPMS so the light stays on all the time. A little annoying but you get used to it.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Put your TPMS sensors in a pressurized vessel under the rear seat
     
  9. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    ^ Thanks ill try it ive gotten used to it but would be nice to have to check remaining tires.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    They're somewhere in Pennsylvania now. I sold them with the rims ;)
    The light isn't bad and the inspections people don't care as long as it isn't a CEL.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Ivan

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    Not the best idea, like everyones sayin: better safe than sorry
     
  12. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Spare it is!
     
  13. Sep 5, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    Screw that...I have two spares!The one underneath the bed and one full size 16" TRD wheel/tire spare in the bed.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    wouldn't go anywhere without a spare. had to use it more than once. punchered a tire with a nail clipper,handle from a bucket,screws,and nails. you'd be supprised what's laying out there on roads. could probably make up a new post on what people got flats from. might be interesting.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    why would you go ANYWHERE without a spare???
     
  16. Sep 5, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    The OP answers this question in his first post.


     
  17. Sep 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    I considered taking the spare off....but not anymore....makes more sense to have it on, than to not ...what I might end up doing is probably even getting a spare but with the exact kmc enduro's that I have. :)
     
  18. Sep 5, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Yeah, I've been considering a spare tire carrier plus an extra 16" alloy - seems like a pretty useful addition.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    New to me but certinly not new
    Right now no spare but only because I bought it without one.

    Oh and for those of you with lifted trucks and bigger tires it's a good idea to have the same tire as a spare, or at least the same size.
     
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