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spare tire question...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by thebaker, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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    thebaker

    thebaker [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The only mod is a hole in my wallet!!!!!
    I have a 2009 tacoma sport 4x4 double cab. I just bought new rims and im going to ru. 265/75/16 tires with my new set up.

    Will my spare tire still work? If i vet a flat and have to use the spare will i cauee damage to my truck because the tire sizes will be different?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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    stewartx

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    Not likely. Many vehicles in recent years have come with compact or "space-saver" spare tires, designed to be used at slower speeds for short distances to a shop to have the normal tires fixed. To be safe (yourself & your vehicle), you should probably adopt similar tactics (slower speeds & short distances) with your odd sized spare.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    thebaker

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    Can it cause damage to the axle if ru.ning to differnt size tires?
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    Winch, front hitch, step bars, bed extender, bed step, gull-wing toolbox, tailgate lock, security system, cb radio, etc.
    Again, for short distances, not likely. The greatest dangers are vehicle instability, changes in braking, and similar. These can all be controlled with slower speeds.
     
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