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spare question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by LonghornTaco, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I'm thinking about getting a full sized spare (285/75), but if I don't, is there a problem running a tire smaller in the event of a flat? Other than "it will look funny"...

    It's smaller so it will spin faster, or something - too early in the morning - can't wrap my head around the physics of it... :)
     
  2. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:27 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    You will be fine. As long as the smaller tire isnt run on an axle with a LS diff, it wont hurt anything. I had to run a smaller tire for 70+ miles when I split one of my tires.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:30 AM
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    swing thru sc on your way to texas...i'll give you a 285/75/16 bfg MT
     
  4. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:31 AM
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    Yes the smaller one would spin faster. Im am thinking that if you do not have the LSD you would ok to drive with the smaller one for a bit. Worse case you could let some air out of the bigger until it was down close to the size of the spare just to get you to a tire shop.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:38 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Thanks! Would it matter if I had to engage 4WD?

    Man, thanks for the offer! But I would spend more on gas and time on that "little detour" than just buying the tire... :)
     
  6. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    we can go wheeling while youre here then
     
  7. Dec 17, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    hehe! :)
     
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