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265 spare ok with 275 tires?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by danssr5, Sep 13, 2019 at 11:39 AM.

  1. Sep 13, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    danssr5

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    Do you really need to swap the spare for something this small a change in size.

    Any real world experiences with this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 13, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    I've been told it will be fine.

    That is to say that you can use it in a pinch without damaging anything, but you should only use it as long as you need it.......basically use it on your drive to get to the tire shop.

    No real world experience, but I do have 285's with a 265 spare and no plans to upsize unless I blow a spare one day.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    I bit the bullet and bought 5 tires and upgraded my 4000 mile “Dumblop” spare at the same time I got some “real” AT tires (Big-O Bigfoot A/T which are re-branded Cooper AT3s). Part of my thinking was that I’d hate to be out in the weeds somewhere where AT tires are a must and have to put a not-so-grippy “street” tire on the ground. I use a 4-tire rotation so, when the 4 that are always down wear out, I’ll put the best of the worn tires as the spare, put the nearly new spare on the ground and will only have to buy 3 new ones at that time.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    If you rotate in that spare your tires will last you 20% longer and if you have a damaged (unrepairable) tire you have an equally wore replacement ready to go
     
  5. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    I thought about that, but 1) the spare is a plain steel rim, and 2) there is no TPMS sender on the spare, and 3) Toyota’s TPMS only accommodates 4 senders. In order to do a 5 tire rotation I would have to dismount and mount 2 tires during each rotation.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    I roll with the 265 spare even though I got 285s.

    But I do carry a plug kit and 12V compressor.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Sorry i thought you had a full size wheel for spare. I got an additional trd wheel at the 40% off sale and plan on a 5 wheel rotation as soon as mount new rubber on all 5
     
  8. Sep 13, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    I think you would be fine with a smaller spare. I would run it in the back though in the event you need it.
     

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