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Unread 06-02-2013, 05:59 AM   #16
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Plus, only a street queen, Mall speed bump craller, poser has big tires on the ground and a little bitty spare tire.

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Unread 06-03-2013, 01:49 AM   #17
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Plus, only a street queen, Mall speed bump craller, poser has big tires on the ground and a little bitty spare tire.
My Jeep certainly isn't a street queen or a speed bump crawler, and I'm not a poser. (or at least I don't think I am.) The Jeep does camping, towing, trails, and some mild/moderate wheeling. In fact, I'm pretty sure its never seen the mall parking lot even once since I've owned it. Thats what the Escort is for.

I'm buying a set of 31" Westlake SL 369 A/T's (also sold under the name "Milestar", by a Chinese company). Its the best I can do for now with my budget. The tread looks aggressive enough and the price is right-- dealer quoted me $500 for all 5 tires, mounted & balanced. I know these aren't BF Goodrich but the reviews seem favorable for such an inexpensive tire. And with as little driving the Jeep actually does, maybe 3 to 4k a year, I expect they'll last a good long while if properly cared for.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 04:08 AM   #18
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Jeepers with mismatched spare tires understand what they are. What you are being told is that the spare for your 249 must be the same size. Budgets are tight and whatever tires you like must be the same size.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 05:23 AM   #19
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Did you check www.Treadwright.com prices?

Nevermind, they are out of 31's for 15" rims
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You'll also need to be doing a 5 tire rotation, the spare will need to be within 3/32nds of an inch of the others. But you'll get more life out of a set doing that rotation.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 08:07 AM   #21
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Well, after reading all this, I am a bit concerned. But how do I know which TC I have? It doesn't say on my build sheet.

It is a 97 Laredo with the 4.0 I6, Dana 35 in the rear, Dana 30 in the front, 42RE trans, 3.73 gears, but it doesn't mention which TC I have......

The only thing it mentions is:

DHAS Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHPP Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD System

What is that? Anyone know?
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Unread 06-03-2013, 09:10 AM   #22
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Quadra trac is the 249. Selec trac is the 242. You can also look at the t case shifter to see what gears it has or badge on the transfer case and it will tell you.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:01 AM   #23
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Quadra trac is the 249. Selec trac is the 242. You can also look at the t case shifter to see what gears it has or badge on the transfer case and it will tell you.
Thank you. Is there less of an issue with an undersized spare with the 242 over the 249? Or should I still worry?
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Thank you. Is there less of an issue with an undersized spare with the 242 over the 249? Or should I still worry?
If you plan on offroading, get the fullsize spare.
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If you plan on offroading, get the fullsize spare.
But to limp home on the road I'm not going to kill my 242?
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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #26
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But to limp home on the road I'm not going to kill my 242?
No jut drive it in 2wd put the spare up front and switch the good tire to the back if needed
Obviously you won't need to switch good tire to back if you get a flat up front.
keep 2 good tires in the back at all times when in 2wd.
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I have 5 identical wheels which will soon have 5 identical tires so rotating won't be an issue.
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