What size spare? - JeepForum.com
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > What size spare?

WIN a Rough Country Forged Track Bar - ExtremeTerrain!FREE, FREE, FREE EVENT!! Save big on Lockers now till ApriJKS Grand Cherokee WJ, Adjustable Front Trackbar 1"-6

Unread 11-21-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 172
What size spare?

Two months ago during the hurricane, I got two flat tires. Luckily, being the well prepared off roader that I am, I had a compressor and a tire repair kit. Unfortunately, one of the tires took it in the side wall, so I need a new spare tire. Right now I have 31s on my TJ, but with my lift I'm planning to go up to 33s at the next tire change.

If I bought a 33 for the spare so that when I eventually need to buy new tires in a year or two, I'd only have to replace the main four, would a 33 work as a temporary spare for 31s?

rdhclark is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-21-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Martinsburg WV
Posts: 106
no, you need to have the tires the same size. Just go to a junk yard or a tire place and get a used 31 for a few bucks.
Beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy.
DEET is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-21-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
Web Wheeler
DBLJ's Avatar
2005 LJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
Posts: 2,947
As long as your not in 4wd you can make it home. Donuts arnt the same size as a full size but you can make it home in it.
Buy my transmission cooler. Derale TJ cooler.
DBLJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-21-2008, 11:31 PM   #4
Web Wheeler
2002 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denton County, TX
Posts: 6,651
do you have a limited slip rear diff or open. open = ok with different tire. limited slip = bad
denton county, tx
2jhanna is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-21-2008, 11:33 PM   #5
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 8,276
it could work, but like said above if you have limited slip and got a flat tire on the back you would have to take a tire off the front and but on the back, then put the spare onthe front, a big pain, but would work
2005X is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-21-2008, 11:47 PM   #6
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: michigan
Posts: 471
depens on how you use it.

differnt sized tires will "GET YOU HOME" regardless of lockers, ls, etc. I will ASSUME you have open difs with your tire size. just "drive it home" dont go on the freeway, dont go in 4wd, dont be an idiot.
in big HUGE letters on the sidewall of donut tires it says "DO NOT EXCEED 45 MPH" yet how may times have you seen them on the freeway?
The ideology of RADICAL Islam is very much like Nazism, except they donít have the cool black uniforms.

Screw it I'm too old for this crap!
Fflintstone is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.