So I only bought 4 new tires (Hankook 265/70/17) and my spare is still stock (235/65/27). That almost a 3 inch difference. If I'm in a bind, is that spare usable or what? I was thinking about finding a used tire shop up here and having them mount it on the spare rim. Is that what guys usually do? Because it great piece of mind knowing i have (or had) a full spare.
Actually it depends on which system and the speed traveled, at least with the QDII the system can compensate for short periods under 40mph I ran into the same issue when I went to my 265's however it's not really recommended your better off finding a fullsize take off from a tire shop or Craigslist
2006 Black wk overland HEMI QDII. OME HD bilstein struts with 58643 monroe load levelers RRO uca, afe cold air intake,hella 500FF behind grille, RC 1.5 wheel spacers s4xc cb antenna mount with 5ft firestik and midland 1001wx CB,265/70-17 falken rockymountain ats, pinch weld mod, door lock mod, Rola basket with 2 Hella 500 FF`s.
I'm not sure what you're getting at, of course tires are important. That's why i just sent over $800 on a set of 4. I'm talking about the spare tire which if needed, has to get me off the side of the road and home/to a tire shop to get a new hankook. Are you saying i should buy another new hankook for the spare?
I suppose you could get away with having the spare that's 235-265/70/17 as long as the overall diameter of the spare is close to that of other tires.
The width really doesn't matter if the spare is just going to be a spare and not part of the tire rotation.
I'm in the same situation. I too went to 265 70 17's and still have the stock spare. There is a local shop which sells used three. I'm going to see if they will trade the stocker for one of the proper size
2012 Grand Cherokee Limited Wk2 (Momma's)
2005 Grand Cherokee Limited, WK, 4.7 V8 currently rolling on Cooper Discovery 265 70 17's, with 1.25" spacers.,installed an OME HD lift sourced through Kolak.
1996 XJ 6 inch lift on 33's (Son's)
And a 265/70/17 fits in place of the OEM spare just fine? seems like such a waiste to hide a nice tire and wheel lol. But you have to do what you have to do I guess. cant be withought a good spare.
If you don't have a hitch then it fits in the spare well easily. With a hitch you'll have to do some modifications to the inboard side of the hitch - but it still definately fits.
And it's a spare - it doesn't have to be pretty. Buy a used tire off Craigslist or a local tire shop. Be sure it has at least halftread life and is in good condition, of course, but it's just to get you rolling again should you need it.