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post #1 of 16 Old 02-27-2019, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Matching Tires

I bought a YJ with very nice aftermarket rims... but only 4 of them. I can't find the match to get my missing spare. Any ideas how I might get my elusive 5th rim? Or should I just buy 5 cheapos and pawn the 4 nice ones?

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post #2 of 16 Old 02-27-2019, 04:45 PM
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If you could share the identity of your aftermarket wheels or a good picture of them, somebody might have an idea where to get an extra.
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Nobody ever said the spare wheel MUST match the other 4. And if it bothers you, just get 1 cheapo steel wheel and matching tire and throw a tire cover on it.

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Nobody ever said the spare wheel MUST match the other 4. And if it bothers you, just get 1 cheapo steel wheel and matching tire and throw a tire cover on it.
Exactly, I actually have a 5th Raceline beadlock, but the spare on the back of my jeep is an OEM wheel.
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I bought a YJ with very nice aftermarket rims... but only 4 of them. I can't find the match to get my missing spare. Any ideas how I might get my elusive 5th rim?
I'm sure the company made more than 4. Post a pic.

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I'd rather knock myself unconscious, cut a finger off, poke my eye out with a sharp stick or be forced to go back to work than install anything made by Rusty's.
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As long as the overall height of the spare tire is the same, or even very close, it doesn't matter what wheel/tire combination you use for a spare.

Even if you have alloy 17" wheels, your spare can be a steel 15", overall tire height is what important.

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As long as the overall height of the spare tire is the same, or even very close, it doesn't matter what wheel/tire combination you use for a spare.

Even if you have alloy 17" wheels, your spare can be a steel 15", overall tire height is what important.
And using a small wheel and even a slightly smaller tire means carrying less weight. My 17" Raceline beadlocks plus 35x12.5 MTRs are about 110 pounds each. An OEM 15" wheel plus a 33x10.5 KM2 weighs probably 30-40 pounds less. Would I drive hours on that smaller tire at highway speeds? Probably not. But combined with having OBA and carrying a plug kit, that tire will get me where I need to go in an emergency.

The one issue using a smaller wheel size spare can present is if you do a big brake kit upgrade the smaller wheel may not fit over the bigger calipers. I have the 17" Vanco kit which uses 54mm dual piston calipers from a Ram 1500. If I get a front flat that can't be plugged it requires changing two tires (i.e. moving one of the tires from the rear to the front and putting the spare on the rear).
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And using a small wheel and even a slightly smaller tire means carrying less weight. My 17" Raceline beadlocks plus 35x12.5 MTRs are about 110 pounds each. An OEM 15" wheel plus a 33x10.5 KM2 weighs probably 30-40 pound less. Would I drive hours on that smaller tire at highway speeds? Probably not. But combined with having OBA and carrying a plug kit, that tire will get me where I need to go in an emergency.
In the 11 years that I've had my TJ, I've never taken it wheeling or a road trip (I know, what a waste). It's just my run-around-town vehicle, I have garage space for it and haven't had the top or full doors on in 8-9 years. A few years ago I decided I didn't even need the spare, so I removed it all together. I haven't missed it or it's weight at all.
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18 Jeeps and I've never needed a spare either. I keep a spare because that's my luck. Murphy's Law.

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18 Jeeps and I've never needed a spare either. I keep a spare because that's my luck. Murphy's Law.
I'm sure I'm gonna jinx my self because in the next month I have 5000+ miles of road trips planned in my truck f150 and tahoe. But I can't actually remember when I've had to change a roadside flat on any vehicle, in at least the last 35 years (at 65 years old, my memory starts fading past that point). Now, don't get me wrong, I've had nails and such in tires which leak, but always able to plug or address in my driveway at home.

Now, each of my grown sons have had a hiway blowout due to unavoidably hitting debris, and needed to use their spare. I also wouldn't consider taking a road trip without a spare.
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I've absolutely considered losing the spare. With this jeep I think the only time i used the spare was one day when checking pressure a tire spit the entire valve. Not real hard to carry a few replacements of those in addition to a plug kit though. I have had highway blowouts on other vehicles though. And on the trail I never want to be that guy. The smaller wheel/tire combo is the compromise I've made with myself.
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If you could share the identity of your aftermarket wheels or a good picture of them, somebody might have an idea where to get an extra.
If I knew the logo, I might have been able to find one. Note that these were polished metal, which doesn't match the body, so I plastidipped them. The indents on the outer most edge of the rim (before it turns verticle) was shiny black.
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The cap is MB Motorsports, the in-house brand from Discount Tire.
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If I knew the logo, I might have been able to find one. Note that these were polished metal, which doesn't match the body, so I plastidipped them. The indents on the outer most edge of the rim (before it turns verticle) was shiny black.
https://www.discounttiredirect.com/w...ands/mb-wheels

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Yeah, I see them now... discontinued 😞

It's a shame, because now that I painted them, I like them. Lol
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