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Old 02-01-2014, 08:39 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by caissiel View Post
Not everyone can do that as some have no free wheeling hubs or axles.

Sorry Ram is one that has problem with the free drive shaft if 4x4 application.
Not if you have the new Ram trucks with the front axle disconnect that is now available. Some of the Ram trucks also have free spin hubs installed such as Dynatrac or Yukon on them, so this would work on these trucks.

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Old 02-02-2014, 03:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by caissiel View Post
I plan to find a proper sized spare but for now I am not to concerned as in 20 years of towing I have only had one flat. I will install it up front for a short emergency run.
My 18 in tires are about $18 difference in price from 17 in. Not sure if series 65 will be as well priced.
The 275 series work well on my F250 and not sure of the 285 series clearance.
Im surprised to hear that. We always carry a spare for the truck and trailer sometimes two if we are going more that a few hundred miles from home.

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Old 02-03-2014, 05:51 PM   #17
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Well, I took a look at my spare and it's shot anyway. Radial cracks on the sidewall.
so I have found that for the BFG All Terrain TA KO tires that I am considering The
285/70-17 E is within .1" (32.8") of the 285/65-18 (32.7") in diameter so I can use my stock rim for the spare and still have a solid road-tow worthy spare.
If anyone has tow experience with these tires I would like to hear. Reviews are good but no real info on towing a 5th wheel that I could find, but they cost enough to be good.

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