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Old 05-01-2013, 12:25 PM
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Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

I had a flat up at the cottage this past weekend and had to use the crappy spare tire which is bloody useless.

Drove home Sunday night and went to the dealer Monday morning. Flat tire fixed, but I don't ever want to use the crappy spare ever again. So, I ordered a black winter rim and a matching Wrangler Silent Armor tire. Came in today, picked it up and hey it fits in the spare compartment!

The two side compartments fit in as well. I had to modify the foam jack holder to fit though. Cut here, cut there and it fit into the wheel hole.

Now if I ever get a flat agian, I'll have a real tire/wheel
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:53 PM
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

Well done. What size tire? I want to do the same but don't think I can get the hatch closed on top of a 275/55/20?
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:58 PM
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

245/70R17

It just fit in the spare compartment.
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

So you just matched the diameter right? Im wondering what the skinnier tire will match the diameter of my 285/50s.
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

Good choice... I also purchased a full size (no brand) spare. The side trays fit but the top stays up about half an inch (265-65-17). I always carry my hydraulic jack. Have saved me and my friends a couple of times now.
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

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So you just matched the diameter right? Im wondering what the skinnier tire will match the diameter of my 285/50s.
Looking at the Falken Rocky Mountain ATS options, a 255/70/17 is 0.01" shorter than the 285/50/20. That's what I would use.
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

Yeah I stuck with the same tire size (and make/model too) as I currently have on my WK2. Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor 245/70R17
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Is that steelie 17"? Im wondering if they'll fit over the HD brakes...
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

Yes that black rim is 17". The rims on my WK2 are the 17"s Laredo wheels. No HD brakes.
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

Im an idiot. My spare is already an 18" steel wheel. I guess just a falken rocky mountain close to the diameter of my other wheels is all I need.
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

I've a 265/65/18 as my spare. Fits rather snuggly and I'm still able to have the two storage bins in place still.
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Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!

How do you like the Silent Armors??
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