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View Poll Results: Spare Tire on Trails
Still Brings a Spare Tire 23 43.40%
No Spare Tire 19 35.85%
Have needed a Spare tire 19 35.85%
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:08 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I've only needed a spare twice in my 10+ years of wheeling. One was on the con. If I had bead locks I would carry a tube I suppose.
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I live near Tulsa, wheel mostly at Disney. I've also driven the truck to Moab to wheel and most recently drove it to the Rubicon and ran it. Locally I never have a spare in it, but when I take off across the country I always have one. The last time I had to put a spare on it was late 1991....
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:28 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I carry a spare when i run through the desert at low speed stuff. Lots of nails and shit from people burning pallets. I suppose its easier just to bring a patch and compressor and maybe some starting fluid but i like a spare
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:56 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I run 39 reds. carry a spare on the jeep at rubicon, dusey, moab and other longer trails only as a courtesy to my fellow wheelers. I have onboard air, plugs, stainless tiewire, etc for my local Johnson valley, Stoddard wells superstition mts etc so don't carry a spare on the trailer. I do carry one in the trailer. has worked many years for me. have driven out of riffle canyon in johnson valley with a gashed 40 inch maxxis sticky with over 20 plugs in it once. jeeps don't like a 39 inch tire with a steel beadloc hanging off the back going up steep water falls...........makes the front end really light, even when sucked down. just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:23 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Yes, I bring a spare. Needed one twice in 40 years. Glad i had one both times.
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:02 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Alright bumping this. Headed to Fordyce and rubicon Iím running 40Ē mtrs on beadlocks compressor plugs and bailing wire. I have a spare that leave on the trailer needed it once. Do I figure out how to carry with me? Itís a heavy bitch. Or just leave it back at the trailer? And is it safe too leave a tire chained up at trail head?
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:34 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I don't carry a spare tire, but I have pinched the tire from running to low air pressure a few times. I do carry plugs, boots, and fresh Monkey Grip glue. Old glue evaporates. You will need a roller to install the boot properly, Napa auto parts has everything.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:24 PM   #33 (permalink)
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On the buggy a Spare is at the trailer, 13 years on the rubicon and fordyce and no flats. Still carry a good plug kit, valve stems, and a compressor though.

on the Jk, i carry a spare but have never needed it. probably gonna ditch in soon as i live very close to rubicon and fordyce. Most of the snow wheeling i do it about 5 miles from my house.
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:51 PM   #34 (permalink)
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yes, I carry a spare....needed it once. also have compressor, valve stems, and plug kit. long time ago a buddy ripped two sidewalls on Fordyce, if it wasn't for both our spares... he'd aben up shit creek....
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:52 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I ditched the spare for a tire kit and a tube.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:05 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Got H1s so I carry a tube which I can shove in there , bolt it back together. And fill 'er up.

( stopped carrying a spare 20+ yrs ago? )
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:59 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Got H1s so I carry a tube which I can shove in there , bolt it back together. And fill 'er up.

( stopped carrying a spare 20+ yrs ago? )

That's a good idea, I'm also running H1's so I might have to do the same, but how do you deal with the valve stem ? Will a tube stem line up in the right place with the hole ?
I'm also running H1's on my trailer and the ones on my trailer have rubber run flats in them so if I get a flat on my jeep I can swap a good tire from my trailer and put the flat tire on my trailer with the runflat insert so I can drag it home.

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Old 03-24-2018, 01:04 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Leave on the trailer or truck, you're never that far. Hope you're not headed there now, haven't checked the snow level but I know it's lots

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Alright bumping this. Headed to Fordyce and rubicon I’m running 40” mtrs on beadlocks compressor plugs and bailing wire. I have a spare that leave on the trailer needed it once. Do I figure out how to carry with me? It’s a heavy bitch. Or just leave it back at the trailer? And is it safe too leave a tire chained up at trail head?
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Old 03-24-2018, 01:13 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Leave on the trailer or truck, you're never that far. Hope you're not headed there now, haven't checked the snow level but I know it's lots
No!! June Iím headed there. But I need to work on my storage solutions. Iíve never camped out of my rig. Going to get a tube to carry too. Great idea.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:48 AM   #40 (permalink)
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It's easy, and even Summit Racing is only an hour away.

Leave heavy spare parts in your tow rig, bring stuff to fix drivelines, etc.

2 exits from the trail, you're never that far from parking, at either staging area.

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No!! June Iím headed there. But I need to work on my storage solutions. Iíve never camped out of my rig. Going to get a tube to carry too. Great idea.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:57 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I did a similar pole I think last year.I used a spare for years and they never saw the dirt,so now i leave at trailer.I moved up to 40ds so i defiantly will not haul that on the back of my junk,just using a 37.I think Dusy is the only trail I will haul the spare
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:27 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I carry a spare, tube, compressor, plugs and valve stems. I usually run by myself though... I've told myself if I make it a few more years without a flat I'll just leave it on the trailer.
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:44 PM   #43 (permalink)
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That's a good idea, I'm also running H1's so I might have to do the same, but how do you deal with the valve stem ? Will a tube stem line up in the right place with the hole ? .

Not going to run fast just need something to hold you up. Pull, old stem out shove tube valve through hole.Pack a valve extender too. Not going to line up very well but will hold air. Bolt it back up and filler er up! get ya back to camp, tow rig, its better than packin a heavy ass spare !.
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