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Spare Tire with 285s

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jmed99, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    What do I do for a spare tire if I go with the KM2 285/70/17? Obviously the stock spare will not work. I would rather not buy a 5th KM2 to use as a spare.

    What are my options here?

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Good question....would a 285 fit in the spare tire compartment?
     
  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    A 285 will fit, you just have to grind off the tabs that are on the frame. A 2 minute job with a grinder, paint. I put some radiator hose on the frame to prevent rubbing rash. I'm running a full size 285/70/17 MT spare.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    a spare is a spare man. unless you plan on driving hundreds of miles on it I wouldnt worry about it. but if you do want to fit a TALLER tire under there, there are some tabs that can be cut off to allow a bigger one.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    So buy a used 285 and put it under there....will the 285 fit on the spare rim? Or do I need to buy a cheap 285 used with a el'cheapo rim?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  6. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    do you really need that wide of a tire for a spare? or do you mean a 33" TALL tire?
     
  7. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    Oh....yeah I just mean a 33" tire
     
  8. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    What are you recommendations for a 33" tire...not necessarily a 285/70/17?

    Thanks for answering my dumb questions!
     
  9. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    alright den, yea 285 is the width. for the spare you would want something like a 265 to 275 X 70
    The second number is how tall the tire will be
     
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    275/70/17 would be fine.
     
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    I have the TRD OR rims so they are 16". Would a 275/17/16 work on the spare rim?
     
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    275/70/16 or 270/70/16 would be fine for a spare, I have 33"s and Im still running the stock spare, Never used it and If I had to i would only be to get me to the tire shop to get a new tire.
     
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    Depends on what you want it for?

    If your out of town on a trip on a Sunday..good luck with finding a 33 to get home on.

    If you live in Bumblefug Egypt...good luck.

    If your out on the trail...good luck.

    If your towing or have a full load (ATV) in the back...good luck.


    IMHO better to have a full size, good condition spare that can get you out of jam. I've been put in that situation before with a crappy undersized spare and learned my lesson :annoyed:
     
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    Oh so that's ok to do? Worse case you get a flat while out of town and your on an interstate. Would it be safe to get back on the interstate until you find a tire shop that is open...which may be a long ways down the road if it's in the middle of the night, ya know?

    Knowing my luck and murphy's rule, that's when I would get a flat.
     
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    I see cars running on those lame ass little bity donut spares all the time. I doubt it our stock spare would hurt anything but if your concerned about it, it wouldnt hurt to get a full size, to have that piece of mind.
     
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    you can fit a 285 on a stock rim. If you mount it on the front you'll get a little rub on the back your all good. I've got a 265/75/16 mounted on my spare rim. I've driven home from a camping trip (150 miles) loaded up with gear and didn't have any problems. The tire was actually pretty close in overall height to the 285's I'm running. If you tow a lot I'd get a matching size spare, b/c your truck will definately react a differently with a smaller tire on one corner.
     
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    I have full size 285/70/16 spare.

    On anothe truck with posi track I burned up the clutches in the rear end running a slightly smaller tire. cost me a lot more to fix that than a full size spare.

    but i don't have posi track on my taco so, your call
     
  18. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    285 has nothing to do with the height.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+read+tire+sizes
     
  19. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    Not sayint it does.
    Just saying my 265/75/16 in almost new condition was about the same height as my 285/75/16 in almost worn out condition. within 1/2" or so. The tires being so close in height minimized the akwardness or lean that I would have had if the tire was much smaller in overall diameter
     
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    ok, that makes more sense now, it sounded like you were saying that the first number was your height and that a 285 and a 265 were just as tall as one another.
    a 285 and a 265 can very well be the same height, it's the numbers after that which will make up how tall it is
     

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