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If I'm going with a 265 tire does that mean I need a 265 spare or can I keep my 245 as a spare

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If I'm going with a 265 tire does that mean I need a 265 spare or can I keep my 245 as a spare
If you want a "full size" spare running 265's you'll need a 265 spare.


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If I'm going with a 265 tire does that mean I need a 265 spare or can I keep my 245 as a spare
at RC as long as you have a spare they wont say much. how many wranglers have you seen riding around with a stock 235 with 33s or bigger? youll see some of those up RC lol. a 245 should be just fine.

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at RC as long as you have a spare they wont say much. how many wranglers have you seen riding around with a stock 235 with 33s or bigger? youll see some of those up RC lol. a 245 should be just fine.
However this is where you get into the debate of whether or not our "AWD" system can handle it. The most definitive answer I've heard is that a jeep engineer said it will compensate for the size difference to a point (slow and not very far). For me I'd use it to get off the highway and that's about it, no point in putting unnecessary strain on pretty expensive components.

To be safe I'd pick up a cheap used tire and have it mounted. Ebay has them cheap shipped with 2-5/8ths tread left. I plan on getting one off there eventually. Worn down tread will also help it fit in the stock location a little better!

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Alright so ive been reading all of these. Ive been to rausch to back in oct and i still plan on going down jan 15th. Im running 265/65 nittos under a 2inch lift so you'll be fine with 265/70s. I only have stock skids and i was fine running the green and some blue trails but just know your limits and you'll be good. The last thing is recovery points are a must to go down there. Like CmmdrDan said if you get stuck your in deep sh**.
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I love Rausch. Possibly my favorite place to wheel. However, I've only had modified Jeeps at Rausch, never been there stock so I can't comment on the Greens specifically. I personally love the NJ Pine Barrens. I think you will as well. Check out Wharton State Park and the Batsto area. Go with someone who knows the trails. Avoid the water (deep or not), and avoid the area known as "The 1/4 Mile". Just head down there with some friends and a "guide", cruise around, have lunch out in the middle of nowhere, and enjoy yourselves. Make sure to have a full tank of gas when going in. Bring some food and drinks too. Check your oil level and make sure to have a spare quart or two - ask me why! lol.

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Regarding "requirements" - at least in the Pines, but at RC too:
-Front/rear tow points.
-Full size spare is nice to have (again ask me how I know)
-A CB or FRS radio's as cell service is very limited
-Spare parts/oil/coolant/water (JUST in case)
-First aid kit (at least one in the group)
-Sway bar disconnects to keep those front tires on the ground
-Recovery strap(s) - I highly recommend the ARB snatch straps
-Lots of etc... I could go on for a while lol...

Just remember - HAVE FUN and be safe!

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b. GROUPS SHOULD EXCHANGE CELL NUMBERS SO THEY CAN CONTACT EACH OTHER IN THE EVENT OF LATE ARRIVALS. It will be up to each group to send someone back to the office to pick up late arrivals. So please exchange cell phone numbers with each other.

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6) All vehicles should have at least one towpoint and a full-size spare.

7) All street legal vehicles must be insured. All drivers must hold a valid drivers license and be covered by an automobile insurance policy. Competition rigs are welcome.

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Ive been to rausch a bunch of times, i wheel blacks, next time i go out ill be doing blacks and reds. You could have a lot of fun staying on greens, but with good skids, and recovery, you could run blues.

Like the others said, if youve never been offroad before, take it easy and stay on greens, once you build up some skill and confidence, try out blues.

EDIT: Careful with those duratracs in the rocks, the sidewalls slice easliy.

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