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Old 05-18-2015, 06:47 PM   #1
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Spare Tire Choice

We recently purchased a new Cherokee Grey Wolf. We did not get a spare with the purchase. The tires on it now are 205/75/14 with a rating of 1760lbs. Im wondering I'm my spare could be a 215/75/14, with a rating of 1870lbs. My thinking is if I have a blowout, the spare would limp us home, then replace the blowout with the same 215 tire. Eventually ending up with four of these tires and adding another 440lbs of cushion on my rated load capacity.


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Old 05-18-2015, 10:13 PM   #2
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Match the tires exact.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:31 PM   #3
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If you want the higher rated spare, get the higher rated spare. You may not have a blow out for years and may want to change out all of the original tire at that time. If you do have a blow out and you believe that your other tires are fine, keep each axle matched up with the same tire size, ie. when you put the higher rated spare on and get the blow out fixed, put it on the same axle as the higher rated tire and use the tire on the trailer (smaller one) as the spare. until you cycle through them. But try to keep the same tire size for the long term on the same axle.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:26 PM   #4
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Tire size

If changing from 205 tires to 215 how much taller would the TT ride? Other than possible clearance issues can 205 tires be upsized to 225 tires without causing any suspension issues?
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:56 PM   #5
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We recently purchased a new Cherokee Grey Wolf. We did not get a spare with the purchase. The tires on it now are 205/75/14 with a rating of 1760lbs. Im wondering I'm my spare could be a 215/75/14, with a rating of 1870lbs. My thinking is if I have a blowout, the spare would limp us home, then replace the blowout with the same 215 tire. Eventually ending up with four of these tires and adding another 440lbs of cushion on my rated load capacity.


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Then again, you could pretty much preclude the chance of a blowout by replacing your "China Bombs" with Goodyear Marathon or Maxxis tires and bump the load rating up a class

Blowouts in a TT or 5er are NOT like a blowout on your truck. They are a lot more catastrophic and do a LOT more damage.
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Ya, yikes is right. Decided to stick with a Goodyear spare in the 215 size, may swap out the rest next season with the same size tire. It would only increase the ride height by a half inch and would get me 440lbs of added cushion.


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Old 05-21-2015, 03:19 PM   #8
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You guys need to look on the sidewall of your MaraBombs and Maxis to see where they are made ... CHINA. There are virtually no US made ST trailer tires anymore.
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HELLO...as far as I can find...China is it unless you break the golden rule and tire manufacturers recommendations and put LT tires on there....let the hatin' begin
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:19 PM   #10
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No hate here just experience. I'm on my 4th new fiver since 2000 all in the 12K weight range ... ran LT tires on every one ... never an issue. My 2005 Montana 2980RL came direct from the factory with Uniroyal LT tires on it. I admit on some of the current larger rigs ... you're past an LT's weight rating.
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