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spare tire question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 07TaCo07, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. 07TaCo07

    07TaCo07 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone with 35's keep their stock spare tire? Can it be used safely? I don't even know if I could jack up my truck if needed in an emergency to change a tire
     
  2. Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot Busted Knuckles Fabrication

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    I don't think your stock spare wheel will clear your spindle on a 6'' drop bracket lift.

    It's not good for a differential to run around with two very different size tires, either.

    You shouldn't have any issue lifting your truck. Use your drop bracket as the jacking point.
     
  3. Trachito

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    same question. what have some of you guys done about this problem? i don't want to throw a spare in my bed cuz i usually have to haul shit. will a bigger one fit underneath? did yall get a bigger tire put on the oem spare rim? got a bigger rim and tire?
     
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    Buy a good plug kit and a compressor to air it up. That is what I had in my Jeep once the gas prices went nuts and I took my oversized spare off to save weight.
     
  5. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    With an open differential, 2 different sized tires for a short distance to get yourself to a shop would not cause any issues. Not good for long distances but in an emergency situation you can do it. If you have LSD or posi this could cause problems.

    Carry a tire plug kit and a pump so you can repair the tire in most situations rather than needing the spare.
     
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    i have a plug/pump kit but i've been in a few cars where the tire was unrepairable. it's rare, and i hope to never be in that predicament with my truck.

    how can i find out if i have Limited Slip Diff? if i just have to go a short distance then i won't mind using my oem spare. i've thought about getting a used bigger diameter tire on the spare rim to minimize any issues while using it, but my spare is in excellent condition and i'd hate to get rid of it.
     
  7. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Should be a sticker on the rear diff that says "LSD Additive" or something to that effect telling you to use LSD additive when changing the fluid.

    It'd only be the rear that has limited slip unless you modified the front end on your own. Worst case, if you have LSD and shred a rear tire and only have a small spare, put one of the full size tires from the front on the rear and use the small spare in the front. You'll either have an open differential in the front or you're 2wd. Keep it out of 4wd with the smaller front tire and limp your way back to a shop to get it repaired.
     
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    You can put one side in some loose dirt with the other side on pavement and gas it. If the dirt side spins and the pavement side don't it ain't locked. If it's locked neither side will spin or very little.
     
  9. kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Rear tire carrier or some sort of roof mount?
     
  10. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Sounds more fun than looking at a sticker :D

    I don't have it though, so 1 tire fire for me :eek:
     
  11. Trachito

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    ah, i've looked for that before, now that you mention it. i'm good, no LSD.
     
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    Carry a plug kit, its way easier than changing a tire. I have a spare and a plug kit but I only use the spare if it's a sidewall puncture. I can leave the wheel on the car to plug it.

    The plug kit will cover most of your flats
     
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    I carry a plug kit. The spare was the first thing to go from the truck. I know it's nice to have it when needed but only needed a spare once in my many years of driving.
     
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