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I am about to order some wheelers 15x8's and was curious if it is possible to mount that rim with a 32x11.5 tire in the stock spare tire location? :confused:
 

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turbo4door said:
Ive seen 33x1250s in the spare tire location, tight fit!
Cool just wanted to make sure since its a smaller rim that it will attach correctly to the spare tire mount.
 

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my 32x11.5r15 fits fine in the stock location
 

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What exactly is bad about using a smaller spare? What will it mess up? Also, has anyone with larger tires ever kept the spare partially deflated and just used a compressor to fill it when the time came?
 

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What exactly is bad about using a smaller spare? What will it mess up? Also, has anyone with larger tires ever kept the spare partially deflated and just used a compressor to fill it when the time came?

Well it would not do you much good in the trails especially if you're locked. I would imagine your center or gravity would shift and your road handeling wouldn't be so great. If it was a front tire the steering would be way off and pull to one side. There may be other reasons and maybe someone else can add to this, but here is a bump cause I want to know what possible downsides may come from having a partially deflated spare in the stock mount location.
 

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I fit a 35x12.5R15 under my bed in the stock location. It kinda rubs the shackles but it fits.
 

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cloomis3 said:
What exactly is bad about using a smaller spare? What will it mess up? Also, has anyone with larger tires ever kept the spare partially deflated and just used a compressor to fill it when the time came?
Your differential will hate you. If you were to travel a several hundred miles on the freeway with different sized tires the temp in the diff will be hot enough to start breaking down the oil and possibly do some damage to the bearings(diff friction=heat). There was some problems a few years ago with the new F150 spares being undersized. Needless to say Ford had to replace some rear axles and quite a few spares to the correct size. As for how many miles and at what speed I don't want to find out but I don't think a trip to the nearest station will harm it. On most cars that have the baby donut spares they even say to keep the speeds low and for very short use.
 

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generalee7 said:
I fit a 35x12.5R15 under my bed in the stock location. It kinda rubs the shackles but it fits.
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Generalee7-did you ever finish your soft top shell? It was you a year or so ago working on it right?
 

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Generalee7-did you ever finish your soft top shell? It was you a year or so ago working on it right?
Hey, no I never finished the top. I started sewing the canvas and realized it was a bit harder than I had planned. I still have all the canvas and the frame sitting in my backyard, if only sewing was as easy as welding! :welder:
 

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Spare tire carrier tacoma repair

My spare tire carrier part that looks like a u rusted and lost my spare. Does anyone know how to repair this bottom part to hold a spare again?
 

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My spare tire carrier part that looks like a u rusted and lost my spare. Does anyone know how to repair this bottom part to hold a spare again?
id just take one from a pick n' pull yard

or weld a new plate on to hold the tire up :2cents:
 

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My spare tire carrier part that looks like a u rusted and lost my spare. Does anyone know how to repair this bottom part to hold a spare again?
there should be an extra one in your jack tool pouch.
 
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