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Old 11-20-2015, 05:56 PM
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I have been noticing "heeps" driving around without a spare tire. I'm posting this to see what everyone thinks. I feel if they are trying to save gas from the weight. They need to buy a Prius.


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Old 11-20-2015, 06:16 PM
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I rarely if ever look to Jeeps for proper wheeling etiquette. LOL

I think they're most likely not wheeling them so they don't need the offroad insurance of having a full sized spare. Just my humble opinion.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:26 PM
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Are you talking about on the road? For a part time vehicle with good off road tires, ditching the spare isn't much of a risk. I suspect Jeep drivers do it to increase visibility, and to ease access into the back. Gas is cheap, and it wouldn't matter if it weren't.

Off road, and if running radials, having a spare is mandatory for me. With bias ply tires, though, I often go without. I only run 4psi in my Pitbulls, and figure I could plug them well enough to hold that.

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A friend of my wife has a brand new Jeep Renegade (rebadged Fiat 500X) and it doesn't come with a spare of any type whatsoever. So must be another thing we wouldn't understand.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:19 PM
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A friend of my wife has a brand new Jeep Renegade (rebadged Fiat 500X) and it doesn't come with a spare of any type whatsoever. So must be another thing we wouldn't understand.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:51 PM
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maybe they sold it to by car insurance cause their job at mcdonalds doesn't pay enough
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:43 AM
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Gave it to another heep owner so they could drive around too. Damn three wheeled heeps are a caution.
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:40 PM
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Maybe we should all ask to take all those tires off their hands.


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Old 11-21-2015, 08:57 PM
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I learned from the police that the Jeep spare is a common theft item. I suppose it is also something to buy for cash FOT(fell off truck) after yours was taken.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:44 AM
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Although I have a 2015 Rubicon now, and being a former Toyota guy, I don't consider myself to be one of "those" Jeep people so here are my inputs:

If the vehicle/tires are stock, they may have removed the spare for theft purposes and are carrying it inside the rig.

If the vehicle has larger after market tires/wheels, they may not have had the $$ to buy 5 of the same size (dumb IMHO). Also, the stock tire carrier will not accommodate a tire bigger than a 32.

I have 35's and put on an AEV swing away tire carrier, super easy to open as it is attached to the tailgate and everything opens with the push of one button.

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