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Spare: is it worth it?

Is it even worth it for me to keep my 28" spare on the back of my truck? I have 33's now, one part of me says take it the hell off because it wouldnt help incase of emergency anyways, but should i keep it or toss it to make room for my train horns?

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Well, about the only thing its good for is weight in the back.. but if your going to put train horns in, that will solve the weight issue lol.. I say sell it.. lol.. but no, no point in keeping it.. I still have to take my full size spare out..
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It would help to get you to a service station but it will make the truck lean. I say keep it.
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keep it...guess what will happen the day after you take it off....
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yeah, true that lucas.. **** always happens like that lol
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unless youre going to buy a 33" spare tire... definitely keep it! I am pretty sure it would suck to have a blow out and not have a spare while youre out on the trail, or somewhere AAA cant get too lol
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I was wondering about using the 235 spare with 33's and my friend pointed out it could be bad news on the rear if you run a locker. Since once axle would spin faster than the other even while going straight. I'm not sure what the effect would be, maybe someone here knows.
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I would keep it. If you have an open differential you can still use it without damaging anything. I don't know if I would use it with a locker or limited slip. I am thinking the same when I get bigger tires and I have AAA but they might not be able to help me in some situations.
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keep it, its out of the way
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Is it even worth it for me to keep my 28" spare on the back of my truck? I have 33's now, one part of me says take it the hell off because it wouldnt help incase of emergency anyways, but should i keep it or toss it to make room for my train horns?

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keep it till you can get a full size spare. i ran my whimpy spare while i had the 33s, but i knew it could only go on the front.
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Keep it. Never know when $hit happens
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get rid of it and find a cheap used 33" tire. thats what i did. and i ended up rolling my old spare down a huge mountain.
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I was wondering about using the 235 spare with 33's and my friend pointed out it could be bad news on the rear if you run a locker. Since once axle would spin faster than the other even while going straight. I'm not sure what the effect would be, maybe someone here knows.


But I agree with Ty, just go on craingslist and pick up a cheap spare for like 20-30 bucks. Hell even go to a tire store and ask if they will part with a ****ty tire for a case of beer or something. Anything will be better than a 28.
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Its like an insurance policy...absolutely worthless when you don't need it but sure is nice to have when you do.
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keep it till you can get a full size spare. i ran my whimpy spare while i had the 33s, but i knew it could only go on the front.
No big deal,
if you had a rear go out, take a good tire off the front, and put your spare on the front.
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yeah i'm gonna keep it until i get a full size spare, then would i just keep the spare in the bed?
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get rid of it and find a cheap used 33" tire. thats what i did. and i ended up rolling my old spare down a huge mountain.
thanks for being one of those douche bag red neck ***** that give the rest of us a bad name

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No big deal,
if you had a rear go out, take a good tire off the front, and put your spare on the front.
i never said it was a big deal. it would just take a little longer

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yeah i'm gonna keep it until i get a full size spare, then would i just keep the spare in the bed?
thats where mine chills
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get rid of it and find a cheap used 33" tire. thats what i did. and i ended up rolling my old spare down a huge mountain.
did you see a native american shead a single tear with no emotion on his face????
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No big deal,
if you had a rear go out, take a good tire off the front, and put your spare on the front.
x2 i still have my stock 235 and i run 33s, i keep it just in case but if i blow a rear, i'll just put the spare on the front and use a good one for the back. i have an open diff so i dont think it'd ruin anything but i'd still rather keep both tires the same size.
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it'll still mess with the diff, its not good for different sides to be spinning different speeds for a long amount of time.
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you never know where you are gonna get a flat, what if there was practically nobody out in the middle of no where, with no local gas station or such, and no cell phone reception. then what would you do? i say keep it, it might be small, but a small tire is better than no tire
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I say dump it... personally I couldn't have mine in the stock location (3" body lift you can't use the stock location for the spare) so I took it out when I had the bumper off. I have AAA Roadside and my insurance company also has roadside coverage... I'm almost never more than an hour from home so I have the spare in my garage... if for some reason I can't get a tow then I'll get the spare and put it on the truck... the only time I would need it is if I wheel but I don't so not an issue...
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my spare is rusting behind the shed. its too much of a pain to get it out with a body lift cuz u gotta take off the license plate to do it.

get a full size and throw it in the bed
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yep away with the spare, gonna get a full size, i never am more than 45 mins away from my house anyways, and I have AAA as well. if i go in the mountains or whatever i'll put it back on =]
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a small spare is better than no spare
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