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spare tire sise

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by sambudo, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. sambudo

    sambudo

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    Does the spare tire need to be the exact same size, as all others? in an emergency situation? Would another size tire work?
     
  2. OlympiaFJ60

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    I would think in an emergency (to get you out of harms way, say off the freeway so you don't get hit) an off size tire would work. But, with a locking differential, you wouldn't want to drive on hard serfaces or very far or very fast. It also depends on the size difference.

    Just my $.02, any one else?

    Brandon
     
  3. kc_chevota

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    I would have to agree as on most cars the spare (donut) is smaller
     
  4. halc

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    I believe that if you will be in 4wd then they sould be the same diameter.
     
  5. tclndcrz

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    ???another question in spare tire size is how big a tire can you hang under a fj62? Im getting four 33x12.5 AT and am trying to figure out if i should buy a 5th one or just screw it and use my spare 31x10.5 MT ???
     
  6. Jonathan_Ferguson

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    The safest way is to have all the same, But atleast with the same diameter.
     
  7. bad_religion_au

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    how big a spare can you mount to the stock swing away carrier without wheel spacers? waas going to get my spare 33 put on a rim, but thought the better of it.
     
  8. mep1811

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    You can use a smaller tire within reason but keep in mind that on the front the steering will pull in the direction of the smaller tire. If you have a locker or L/S in the rear then you can really mess the locker by running a smaller tire on the rear. I'd reccomend a same size spare . That way you will always good to go. Just get a good used tire for 20.00.

    Mike El Paso, TLCA 8009
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  9. hammerhead

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    We have a 33 on the stock swing-away on a 78 fj40. Works fine.