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What about the spare? (Changing tire sizes)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SCFirefighter, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    I currently have 265/65R17 tires that I'm planning to replace with 265/70R17 tires. There is a 1.05" difference in diameter.

    What do folks commonly do about their spare tire?
    I guess what I'm hoping for is a way around having to spend another $220 for the fifth one.

    Any opinions? If this is one of these things where I just have to suck it up and do it, please tell me too.
     
  2. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    you mean you don't wanna keep that whore you got on there? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    Hey! At least I haven't loaned her out to anyone else yet! lol
    But yeah, my actual spare is (minus 200 miles) a brand new tire.

    I figured if I can leverage it then why not.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    yeah but it might be a good idea to have a matching spare though...i am looking into getting a matching spare cause the difference in tire size is a little extreme lol. are you gonna get some ATs or MTs or what?
     
  5. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Probably Duratracks. I'm 90% ready to pull the trigger. I have until the 5th before one of the rebates expires :)

    ETA: the remaining 10% is due to the 265/285 decision. I always have a problem making up my mind on expensive decisions lol
     
  6. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    haha yeah i hear ya...i love my 285's and they fill out the wheel wells really nice...just remember that you have to trim lol
     
  7. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Not to hijack my own thread, but I thought my spidertrax and the TT lift pretty much took care of the need to trim?
     
  8. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    i have spidertrax up front, billies on .85 with eibachs, and still had a good bit of trimming to do
     
  9. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    I should have made a point at the URE meet to have a closer look at everyone's setup. Anyway, if I go with 285's I pretty much have no choice but to replace my spare. (so, and now I'm back on my own subject lol)
     
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    its all good man lol and if you do get a 285 spare you will need to cut the brackets out that keep the stock spare from swinging around
     
  11. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    I'm going through the same debate myself
     
  12. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    Yeah I knew that. Thanks for the reminder though :)
     
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    no problem man good luck with your decision!
     
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    when i went up in size i traded mine to a tire shop for the size i needed plus cash. They were willing to negotiate, it worked out
     
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    Wow! I'd be glad if they did a 1:1 swap. How in the world did you manage to get cash out of it? Good idea though. Will definitely consider that.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    i wish i got money out of the deal, they had a goodyear tire, used but i very good shape, they wanted $65, i told them $30 plus my perfectly good spare....they took it and mounted and balanced the new tire
     
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    I would get a full sized spare if you can afford it. I have a matching spare and wheel for both of my trucks.

    I always like to be prepared, and this way if I'm far from home and on a trip/vacation I don't have to waste 1 or more of my days running around looking for tire/wheel combo. I would say this is especially important if the diameter of your spare is different (width not so important).
     
  18. Nov 26, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    New spare or used spare? How about that decision?
    Anyone?
     
  19. Nov 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    i have a 285/75/16 you can have?
     
  20. Nov 26, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    It's times like these that I wished I'd gotten the O/R and not the Sport!
    Thanks though
     
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