Will a slightly larger spare work?? (1 Viewer)

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I currently have a GX 470 with Ray 10s and Falken Wildpeak LT 285 70 17 C load on all four tires. I got a new Ray 10 as a spare and got a deal on a Wildpeak LT 285 70 17 E load. According to Falken's website, the C load tires are 32.8" tall while the E load is a true 33" tire.

Would there be any issues using the brand new 33" E load tire if I ever run into tire issues on the trail? The spare will be primarily used to get back to a paved road where I can call AAA for a tow. I've searched and some people were saying that running a slightly smaller tire is OK but haven't found anything on running a slightly larger tire.

Keep in mind that my current C load tires have about 5000 miles on them and they might be a tad bit smaller than the new 32.8".
 
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Diameter differences that small is not problem.
The problem is It would not fit underneath. Do you have aftermarket spare tire carrier?
 
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Diameter differences that small is not problem.
The problem is It would not fit underneath. Do you have aftermarket spare tire carrier?
Oh I'm not going to fit it underneath. I have KDSS and know that most with non-kdss have issues already.

I'll be mounting it to the rear cargo area for now until I can afford a tire carrier. I might even go the Jeep DIY route but need to find a welder.
Thanks!
 

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