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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #16
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I keep my spare in the back (backseat removed). A 33 fits nicely between the wheel wells.
me too a 35. could fit a 37

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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #17
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I carry a full size spare and a plug kit. I have never needed them.
But as soon as I take it off..............

All the tire failures I have seen on the trail have been torn open sidewalls from a rock or a tree root in a rut.
The tire patch kit would be worthless for that kind of damage.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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CON: You dont have a cushion is you accidently back in to a tree while turing around on a trail...
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Unread 05-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #19
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I always think it looks awesome when someone mounts the spare on a lockbox in the back of the Jeep.
I worry about the safety of that - in a collision having the tire right behind the seat - but it looks awesome.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #20
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Trail only Jeep.
I run without a spare. I do not want the extra weight on the rear.
I run beadlocks and carry a plug kit.
I do have a spare in my truck if needed.
Most of the places we wheel it would not take long to run back and get the spare.
Moab is the exception, but the rocks are not sharp compared to alot of places.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #21
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I carry a spare specifically for the fact that it helps balance my jeep some. Keeps some weight on the rear when making steep descents.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:03 AM   #22
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I carry a spare specifically for the fact that it helps balance my jeep some. Keeps some weight on the rear when making steep descents.
But weight in a bad area when you make steep ascents.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #23
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But weight in a bad area when you make steep ascents.
I've had my jeep faced more vertical on an ascent than most will ever do. It is very stable. The extra weight on the back keeps the rear slightly more planted on steep descents for me. Your mileage may vary however.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:40 PM   #24
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Strapped down in the bed,only on long or solo trips.
On the street the Jeep rides smoother with the extra weight in the back but 90% of the time I just have a good plug kit.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 09:56 AM   #25
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Pic without a spare but the spare was in the back since I hadn't installed my tire carrier at the time. I am a worse case scenario person because **** happens. I wouldn't wheel without one. I did ride around town without one for awhile but I didn't like it.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #26
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I had a blow out on the way to school once. I was able to change the tire and still get to school on time. My truck didnt come with one, but ill be getting a spare when i get new tires for it.
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