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WKFish 07-22-2013 08:19 AM

Spare tire
 
I just purchased 18" Sahara rims and now I'm having 255/70/18 toyo A/T 2's mounted now the spare will not be the same size as these because I do not want to mod the hitch and frame to fit the bigger tire... If I ever do have a flat would it cause lots of problems if I were to throw the 17" 265/65/17 spare I have on? I would get it to the closest gas station or tire shop..

dr.lee.baugh 07-22-2013 08:53 AM

Re: Spare tire
 
Hopefully someone who has actually tried doing this can add their experience.

In theory, I would say that is a bad idea. The difference in rpm for that smaller tire is likely going to keep activating the traction control system and put a lot of stress on the drive train - even if it is for just a couple of miles.

WKFish 07-22-2013 12:48 PM

That's what I was thinking too.. I may sell the saharas and get moabs anyway haven't quite figured it out yet.

WKFish 07-22-2013 12:56 PM

That's what I was thinking too.. I may sell the saharas and get moabs anyway haven't quite figured it out yet.


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