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RageOfFury 05-01-2013 12:25 PM

Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!
 
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I had a flat up at the cottage this past weekend and had to use the crappy spare tire which is bloody useless.:mad:

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!:thumbsup:

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:cool:

dslide 05-01-2013 12:53 PM

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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?

RageOfFury 05-01-2013 12:58 PM

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245/70R17

It just fit in the spare compartment.

DirtyDuc83 05-01-2013 01:41 PM

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.

Dabitz 05-01-2013 02:26 PM

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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.

myoung84 05-01-2013 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by DirtyDuc83 (Post 815313)
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.

RageOfFury 05-01-2013 03:37 PM

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

DirtyDuc83 05-01-2013 04:11 PM

Re: Good bye crappy spare, hello full tire/wheel!
 
Is that steelie 17"? Im wondering if they'll fit over the HD brakes...

RageOfFury 05-01-2013 04:25 PM

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.

DirtyDuc83 05-02-2013 12:16 PM

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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.

chibianh 05-02-2013 06:43 PM

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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.

dxrdxr 05-03-2013 01:40 AM

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How do you like the Silent Armors??


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