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265/65R18 Duratracs

can anybody confirm if the spare tire compartment will fully close with a 265/65R18 spare?

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Re: 265/65R18 Duratracs

Highly unlikely, since the current spare is not really full-size. Check the size of your spare. It's probably a 245/65/18 Kumho KL21. And, that's about the only tire you'll find in that size.
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Re: 265/65R18 Duratracs

I have 275/65/18 Duratracs and the tire fits in the spare well with the bins but the rear deck does not sit flush. It sticks up about a half inch. Only noticeable with hatch open. Dogs ride in the back with the seats folded down all the time and the deck doesn't wobble or bother them.


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265/65R18 Duratracs

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can anybody confirm if the spare tire compartment will fully close with a 265/65R18 spare?

I don't know in 265, but a lot of people running 275/65-18 (32.1x11, 649 revs/mi) run a 255/70r18 (32.1x10.2, 649 revs/mi).

What you want is a tire that has the same revs/mi but is only 10" wide which fits in the spare tire well and allows the cover to close. You may have to remove the foam blocks.

Check the specs for the tire you are interested in.

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Re: 265/65R18 Duratracs

I plan on using a 255/70r18 from a JK as a spare. It is almost the same size but thinner than the 265/60r18
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Re: 265/65R18 Duratracs

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Highly unlikely, since the current spare is not really full-size. Check the size of your spare. It's probably a 245/65/18 Kumho KL21. And, that's about the only tire you'll find in that size.
Confirmed....
That's what's in my GC with the 'full size spare' that comes with the factory tow package.
Though I didn't check if there was any extra room between the tire and the lid.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....m=465HR8KL21XL

That's the only tire that TireRack has in that size.
Seriously?

Yikes! Shipping from TireRack is $80.
You can pick one up at your local PepBoys for $200.

Found this if you want to stay close to the OEM 30.5 inch diameter:
30" Tire Diameter
175/90R18 = 30.4X6.9R18
235/65R18 = 30x9.3R18
245/65R18 = 30.5x9.7R18
255/60R18 = 30x10R18
265/60R18 = 30.5x10.4R18
285/55R18 = 30.3x11.2R18

EDIT:
If you are looking for an 18" OEM steel wheel for a spare (or snow tires)
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