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Unread 01-30-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Spare tire diameter

Have just put larger diameter tires on the Overland. Will the standard spare (smaller) cause any damage to the driveline if it is used or should I get one to match?

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Unread 01-30-2015, 06:36 PM   #2
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It would be fine for the short period of time it would take to get the road wheel repaired or replaced. It would put more wear and tear on the transfer case and may throw the ABS and stability control off a little, so I'd suggest driving conservatively.... no towing or 4low.. If you may have to drive on the spare for hundreds of miles, I'd get one the same diameter.
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Unread 01-30-2015, 07:40 PM   #3
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A very short period of time...like to get to somewhere to fix the flat, but not for "long term" use. The 4WD system doesn't like mismatched tire diameters.
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Unread 01-30-2015, 09:43 PM   #4
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Yeah - as I suspected. Better safe than sorry. Will get a larger spare as well.
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Just match the diameter...you can go narrower so it fits under the lid just like the OEM spare. You'll likely have to pull out the storage bins to fit the larger tire, however.
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