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Change out spare for full size tire?

I just bought a 2011 Grand Cherokee Limited with the compact (narrower) spare tire under the cargo area. I'm wondering if you can fit a true full size tire with matching oem chrome rim in this spare compartment and still close the cargo floor lid? Please advise... thanks!

I'm sorry if this has been a redundant thread question... I searched and could not find the answer.
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

Yes...
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

The WK2 doesn't come with a full sized spare.........damn.
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

20" does not fit. Too wide
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

I finally had time today to remove one of my Limited oem 18" wheels and place it in the spare compartment. Thankfully it fits and the cargo floor lid closes perfectly!
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

can you confirm that the storage bins and jack storage assembly also fit with?
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

Yes, the 2 storage bins fit perfectly. I did not test the jack unit because I did not turn my wheel face down. But if you turn the wheel face down then the jack unit should fit properly. It should be ok to do that because the base of the spare compartment is carpeted and should not scratch the face of the wheel.
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

I could not get the lid to close with the 18" 265/60/18. It's close , but needs another 1/8".
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

The circular center part (width of the rim) of the spare compartment bottom is raised slightly so the only way to fit the 265/60R18 is to place the wheel face up. But that way you have plenty of room under the wheel/rim to put your jack - you just can't use the styrofoam container for the jack. I'd suggest wrapping the jack up in a towel so it doesn't rattle around. This is what I intend to do when I get my full size spare tire in next week (I ordered the oem wheel and tire today).
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Re: Change out spare for full size tire?

I know that this is low probability event, but be sure to secure the tire if you mount it face up. The lid won't keep the tire in place in a bad accident (such as rollover). You'd hate (or a passenger in the back seat) to have otherwise survived a bad accident to be killed by a tire that popped out. The tires are very heavy and will pop out if not secured down.

Again, I realize it is a very low probability event but there is a reason the tires are bolted down in the compartment (and not just to prevent squeaks).
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