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Old 07-04-2016, 08:24 PM   #11
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"Two is one, one is none". I like that. Thing about us Firefighters is we are always thinking "what if?". I'm the same way. Drives DW nuts. But I've got to keep her safe. Well done brother.
Drive DW a little nuts as well. But, it's a short drive. .
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:30 PM   #12
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Millions of vehicles stow a spare like this, as stated, a single indentation is no worry, if it is actually worn into the sidewall of the tire from movement it is not secured tight enough.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:30 PM   #13
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Thanks looks like something that should be checked. Let us know what solution that you come up with.
What I've done for now is to add a dense foam pipe insulation between the square tubing and the spare (see photo). And made sure I can get at the stem to check the tire pressure. The "plywood donut" seems the best option if I want to keep the spare in the same spot.

In my case, it wasn't simply indented or impinged, it wore material from the sidewall. Replacing it was really the right thing to do. Ironically, the service center underfilled it
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:28 PM   #14
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What I've done for now is to add a dense foam pipe insulation between the square tubing and the spare (see photo). And made sure I can get at the stem to check the tire pressure. The "plywood donut" seems the best option if I want to keep the spare in the same spot.

In my case, it wasn't simply indented or impinged, it wore material from the sidewall. Replacing it was really the right thing to do. Ironically, the service center underfilled it
If the sidewall was worn it was not properly tightened in the first place. Bet if you complained to dealer tyhey would tell you it was your responsibility. If they told me that I would ask for the page in the owners manual that tells me the torque spec
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:34 PM   #15
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I cut a piece of ĺ treated plywood on top of my tire to protect it, and keep water from standing around bead of tire and rusting rim.
Same here...
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