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airborne89 09-09-2011 10:41 PM

265/65R18 Spare
I replaced my stock tires with GY Silent Armor tires size 265/65R18. The shop I went to only had four in stock so I couldn't get the spare done. Today my wife dropped the WK2 off at the dealer to get the windows tinted and I had her ask them to swap the stock spare tire for a 265/65R18 GY. She was told the 265 tire won't allow the lid to close on the spare well. Is this true? I thought I read on here or another forum where the 265 fit fine and it was the 275 people had problems with as far as closing the lid.

If anyone has a 265 tire on the spare in the storage area please let me know if the lid closes or if there are any problems. I'll be running to discount tire this weekend getting them to throw one on if it fits. Thanks.

Ernest 09-10-2011 12:53 AM

Re: 265/65R18 Spare
Can't imagine why they thought this size would not fit--unless the GY tires have different dimensions than other 265/65/18s--when others have reported that this size does fit. One person even changed the spare rim to an 18X8 steel rim and said the 265/65/18 and jack still fit fine, although tight, and the lid still closed fully. Discount Tire should be able to sort this out for you.

airborne89 09-10-2011 07:17 PM

Re: 265/65R18 Spare
Thanks. I'll be giving it a try next weekend.

wahoo 09-21-2011 08:52 PM

Re: 265/65R18 Spare
Here is a 275/65/18 Duratrac spare, it fits diameter wise but is a little to fat for the lid to close. I'm going to run the factory spare in there for on road driving.

airborne89 09-23-2011 09:32 AM

Re: 265/65R18 Spare
Thanks for the pix.

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