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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
kjonesie
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Spare tire suggestions

I have beadlock wheels and I didn't buy a 5th for a spare. Should I buy a 5th wheel or just a tire? Since I can mount it fairly easily and it would save weight I thought just a tire might be the way to go. If I buy just a tire, does anyone have any suggestions on how to carry it, other than in the passenger compartment? My original plan was a bumper mounted swing away carrier but that was when I planned on having tire and wheel.

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Unread 06-20-2013, 06:50 AM   #2
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I would just get a fifth wheel and tire carrier if I were you. It'll just be easier.

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Unread 06-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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Reasons to carry a rim, you are worried the other rims might get damaged to the point where they won't hold air and be usable with the spare tire you are carrying without a rim.

If your rims are nice and beefy and you feel you won't do anything to bend one to the point you can't bend it back into shape, don't worry about it.

I don't do serious off road. I daily drive my tj. I ordered in 5 tires so the spare matches what is going on the ground and I am going to rotate all 5 tires so they all wear at about the same rate.

I have stock aluminum rims and will pick up more if I run into them cheap.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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It is more of a weight savings issue
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Unread 07-01-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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Sorry, I was not clear I guess.

I would carry a rim if you feel there is a decent chance of tearing up one of your 4 rims. Obviously you think there is a greater chance of tearing up a tire.

Since I don't want to mount a tire on a rim while on a trail I just go with a complete spare on my rig.

I fully understand wanting to be light, and the lighter you are the less abuse the tires and rims will see.

Overall that is all I see unless you want to toss in the concept of rotating and wearing out all the tires at the same time.
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