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Unread 03-11-2003, 02:07 PM   #1
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Spare tire

I've been told by the dealer and the tire shop that I should replace all the tires at the same time since I have the QuadraTrac. I'm running slightly bigger than stock tires except for the spare which is still the factory 225 75 15. Should I replace the spare on the next tire change? If I do have to use the factory spare between now and the time that I replace the tires (probably in the next couple of months) will it hurt anything? From what I've been told I could screw up the transfer case by running mismatched tires. Is this true? Thanks for the input.

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Unread 03-11-2003, 04:08 PM   #2
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it shouldn't cause any problems. the differential is designed to allow the wheels to spin at different rate, as will happen when running different sized tires. the drive shaft will be spinning like it normaly does and not mess up the transfer case.
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Unread 03-11-2003, 07:39 PM   #3
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if ya drive on the spare for a short distance it will not hurt a thing. for long distance it isn't such a good idea. if ya got to use it the first stop should be a tire space to fix the tire.
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Unread 03-12-2003, 08:25 PM   #4
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Ditto Camster, Dont cruise on the spare just put it on and drive to
a tire shop. Thats what spares are for. Unlike people who you see
with a donut spare with the tread worn off going 80 down the interstate..
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Unread 03-21-2003, 07:41 PM   #5
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If you want to do a much better thing, buy a cheapo beater in the same size of your good four tires.


You don't want to run the risk of messing up the tranny and or axles with mismatched tires.

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Unread 12-28-2003, 04:21 AM   #6
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How messed up

Umm if you guys think about it and pay attention the full size spare tire is a 245/75R/15 Kewords there 245 and 15" first of all the limiteds come with 16" rims and they generally come with 225 tires so dont use the spare IT WILL OVERHEAT THE AXLE
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I can't believe you brought this back from the dead.

It is the worst kind of idea to run a mismatched spare on any type of vehicle unless you just HAVE to to get out of something safely. It is way too easy to pick up a same size spare even a bald one to take you from A to B to get the other tire fixed. It always makes me laugh to see guys with 33s or bigger tires and the little donut on back. Like that would get you anywhere!

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Unread 12-28-2003, 11:42 AM   #8
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Ditto Camster, Dont cruise on the spare just put it on and drive to
a tire shop. Thats what spares are for. Unlike people who you see
with a donut spare with the tread worn off going 80 down the interstate..
i think that's only here in New Orleans ....but yeah, they're here in abundance...best is when you see a car broken down on 610 with the donut on and it's the one that blew.
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Kip.. Where are you around the CIty?
Why havent you been to any of our Meet and Greets?

Sup?

I like to see them broken down with no tire at all...
I always wonder how in the hell the whole tire came off..
Are they complete idiots?? Cant you feel your tire falling off???
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Unread 12-28-2003, 05:07 PM   #10
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Kip.. Where are you around the CIty?
Why havent you been to any of our Meet and Greets?

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I'm over in Lakeview...on Robert E. Lee. haven't really gotten into this Jeep as I have into my others. 1. It's 2wd and damn heavy and underpowered...i'm kinda scared to take it into the spillway. 2. 1 pretty much explains it. To be honest, I've never seen any other GC's in the area that haven't had a soccer mom behind the wheel. Finally spotted one today back behind the robert's and stuff over there on rbt e lee and west end...white ZJ with ARB front end...didn't really stop. let me know when the next gtg is, i'll make it out.
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Unread 12-30-2003, 12:58 AM   #11
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Umm if you guys think about it and pay attention the full size spare tire is a 245/75R/15 Kewords there 245 and 15" first of all the limiteds come with 16" rims and they generally come with 225 tires so dont use the spare IT WILL OVERHEAT THE AXLE

Um, I have a 94 GC Limited and it has 15"s all around. They are the gold ones that match the trim. It also comes with the same rim as a full size spare.
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Um, I have a 94 GC Limited and it has 15"s all around. They are the gold ones that match the trim. It also comes with the same rim as a full size spare.
Mine has 16" wheels all around. However, the spare is a 245/70R15 on a black 5 spoke steel (I think) wheel (similar to the 95 Cherokee wheels). This is a PITA because my cargo cover doesn't fit around the spare. The build sheet calls for a compact spare, but I have no idea what size that is or what it looks like. My current spare was made in 97 is a 60,000 mile tire that has never been driven on (still has paper sticker on tread area). The wheel is as new also. Since I use the spare as intended (to get to a repair facility) and want to maximize cargo space, and use my (perfectly good) tire cover, I am considering trading the one I have for what should go there. Anybody have any information (and pics) that would help me identify the correct part?
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