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Old 02-12-2019, 02:05 PM
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What's your thoughts on dropping and removing your spare tire after changing sizes? I figured on one hand it's weight I no longer need since it doesn't match the size of my other tires, but on the other hand, I could perhaps use that weight since it snows here and I get a lot of rear-wheel spin sometimes. The stock size is 31 and I went to 33, so I'm also considering maybe just picking up another cheap KO2 and having it mounted on that spare wheel if it'll fit (in case I ever need it), I'm not sure. Also figured that by dropping this spare, I'd lose the extra weight I gained by increasing tire sizes.

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Driving around without an available spare is a gamble only you can decide.
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Yeah, I'll have to do some measurements underneath and see if I can fit my new tire size under there. Think the biggest issue may be that piece of metal that curves around the tire. Seems to be a heat-shield of some sorts for the exhaust.

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From what Iíve read you should be good to go. Iím about to stick a 35Ē spare up there after I get around to mounting my new wheels.
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The Raptor spare mounts in the same location and it is a full size wheel and tire (35"), so there is no reason a 33" wouldn't fit. If given the choice between only the stock mismatched spare and no spare, I would chose the mismatched stock spare any day
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I only need both wheels to have the same diameter when in 4WD mode and traveling on hard surfaces. No reason not to keep the spare as is and available for use in the event of the failure of one of the 4 running tires. For truly rugged off road situations I carry a second spare tire and a spare tube and tools for pulling the tire off the rim.
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I put some 18 Raptor take-off bead locks on my truck and the 35 spare fit
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Originally Posted by Elkhornsun View Post
I only need both wheels to have the same diameter when in 4WD...
TIRES not wheels.
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Any spare is better than no spare.
I’ve never known anyone that knew EXACTLY when they were going to need their spare.
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So on the same note, is a 1 inch diameter tire diff too much for a spare? I'm guessing not by some of the replies
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