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Re: Experience 275/55/20 flat tire

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So how is a full-size spare different than a compact spare if it has 30.5" OD?
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Well isn't that just deceiving. Because even the full size spare isn't the full width. Haha.
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Re: Experience 275/55/20 flat tire

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Well isn't that just deceiving. Because even the full size spare isn't the full width. Haha.
This is true.
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Re: Experience 275/55/20 flat tire

I am going to guess that the spare tire was on the rear axle? I can picture the symptoms you describe if the QD's ELSD were involved. But on the front axle I would expect few or no symptoms. Just my (non-mechanic) educated guess.

But hey, what is up with Jeeps being shipped with a different diameter spare wheel and tire? One of the things people do with full size spares is include them in the regular tire rotation, so all 5 tires get worn down the same. Surely Jeep must know that sending a 18" spare wheel on a vehicle equipped with 20" wheels is really stupid?

I'm glad you posted about this. I will have to watch for this on the new vehicle walk-through, because I will refuse to accept the Jeep if the spare wheel doesn't match the other four!
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Pretty sure on any package the 'full size' spare is 245/65/18. I know I was pissed.
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And an actual full size 265 width won't fit in the spare compartment if you want to close the lid. So I've read anyway.
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I am going to guess that the spare tire was on the rear axle? I can picture the symptoms you describe if the QD's ELSD were involved. But on the front axle I would expect few or no symptoms. Just my (non-mechanic) educated guess.

But hey, what is up with Jeeps being shipped with a different diameter spare wheel and tire? One of the things people do with full size spares is include them in the regular tire rotation, so all 5 tires get worn down the same. Surely Jeep must know that sending a 18" spare wheel on a vehicle equipped with 20" wheels is really stupid?

I'm glad you posted about this. I will have to watch for this on the new vehicle walk-through, because I will refuse to accept the Jeep if the spare wheel doesn't match the other four!
It's also on a steel wheel so forget about incorporating it into your tire rotation. You might as well plan on refusing the Jeep on the new vehicle walk-through.
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Re: Experience 275/55/20 flat tire

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And an actual full size 265 width won't fit in the spare compartment if you want to close the lid. So I've read anyway.
I don't think that's necessarily the case for every 265.

It looks like a few people have been able to squeeze in a 265 width: WK2 Spare wheel Well

And I think it may leave the lid open just a hair, but I can't confirm that. I'm going to be getting a true full size matching 265/65-17 and based on what I've read from other threads, I don't think it will be a problem fitment wise.

*Checked to see if one of my Blizzaks in the same size (265/65-17) would fit and it does, just barely. Both bins also fit, but the styrofoam holder will need to be modified to work.
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I curb rashed my front passenger wheel at barely a month old and since Goodyear was discontinuing the silent armors on my Trailhawk I ordered a new wheel from mopar and a tire from Discount tire and used the curb rashed wheel/tire combo (265/60/18) to replace the "full size spare" and it fits just fine (although snug) in the spare tire well with the storage bins and cover lays flat too. Only issue is my vehicle doesn't support 5 tire TPMS only 4 so the "spare" has no TPMS so it doesn't confuse the TP Monitoring System. YMMV
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Re: Experience 275/55/20 flat tire

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I curb rashed my front passenger wheel at barely a month old and since Goodyear was discontinuing the silent armors on my Trailhawk I ordered a new wheel from mopar and a tire from Discount tire and used the curb rashed wheel/tire combo (265/60/18) to replace the "full size spare" and it fits just fine (although snug) in the spare tire well with the storage bins and cover lays flat too. Only issue is my vehicle doesn't support 5 tire TPMS only 4 so the "spare" has no TPMS so it doesn't confuse the TP Monitoring System. YMMV
I actually just had an issue with trying to fit my Alloy 18 x 8 OE rim in the storage compartment and it would not fit facing down. The aluminum was hitting the steel under the carpet in the bottom of the trunk. I did have an oversized 265/65/18 tire on there but I don't think it would have made a difference.

is your rim facing up or down?
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I actually just had an issue with trying to fit my Alloy 18 x 8 OE rim in the storage compartment and it would not fit facing down. The aluminum was hitting the steel under the carpet in the bottom of the trunk. I did have an oversized 265/65/18 tire on there but I don't think it would have made a difference.



is your rim facing up or down?

GrandCherokee3270 mine is facing down just like the stock spare did with the styrofoam jack holder sitting inside and I only use one of the plastic totes to give a little more side to side room.


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Hi, i want to share my experience with a flat tire that happened to me this weekend.
I have the nitto TG 275/55/20 and had a flat tire (back passenger tire), nothing unsual, i changed it and placed the spare tire 265/60/18 (not sure, but the normal spare tire the 4x4 overland brings.)
At first it seems nothing changed...everything was ok, i was at a highway and finished to my destination about 25km.
But when i went back home i felt that the transmision computer was confused and not knowing when to shift gears and making a clank when shifting. Most of it when going slowly in traffic maybe between 10-25 miles per hour. also it felt braked. maybe it was me that all my senses were very aware, but that is how it felt. It got to a point that i was even worried something wrong might just happen. Of course this confusing on the transmission must have been because of the difference in tire size.
But to finish i did get to my home (50miles) and fixed the 275/55/20 tire and placed it and everything went back to normal.

Now my question is, was this normal? Is driving the jeep with different tire sizes for that long (75 miles total) could damage something in it? i know that 3 tires are spinning slower than one tire, but i didnt imagine it can harm my vehicle. Can somebody confirm....

on another note i want to change and go up to 275/60/20...will this fit? i imagine that not in parking mode but at aeromode will it rub?

i await your comments,

I actually experienced a very similar situation flat tire right rear ( 275-55-20 ) I had to drive 100 miles back home on my spare tire (265/60/18 ) I too experienced some weird shifting after getting tire fixed , all seams good now , I didn't have any other choice at the time but since then I have purchased a full size spare and it fits nice with the setup i had made
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