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Thread: Second Spare tire--The why and why not?- US based

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    Default Second Spare tire--The why and why not?- US based

    I have a second spare tire and rim, but it is slightly different sized, but functional in a pinch and I don't know that I would ever carry it or need it.

    I was wondering who carries two and why? Also wondered if anyone has actually used more than one spare.

    I do understand that some places may be remote, but if possible I would like to get some responses from US people since it seems that there is not a ton of truly remote areas left.

    Any comments/ideas/thoughts would be appreciated.
    2006 Trailblazer 4.10s locked 14 bolt Sliders Skids Bumpers Tire Carrier Roof Rack 35's PIAA's Winch Tuned I6 300HP 2.7:1 TC

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    I did for a while but it was a waste of space. I have found that a plug kit (a REALLY nice kit, like the ARB one) and a compressor to be far more useful and compact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Max View Post
    I did for a while but it was a waste of space. I have found that a plug kit (a REALLY nice kit, like the ARB one) and a compressor to be far more useful and compact.
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    I have two spares on my truck , i haven't ever used both in one outing, but im going for the whole prepared thing.

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    Seems I am on the right track with one spare/good plug kit/compressor plus a can of fixaflat I hope to never use.
    2006 Trailblazer 4.10s locked 14 bolt Sliders Skids Bumpers Tire Carrier Roof Rack 35's PIAA's Winch Tuned I6 300HP 2.7:1 TC

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...06+trailblazer

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    I would take it if your going somewhere very remote and alone. Other then that a waste of space

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    For me its not a waste of space, i have 2 designated locations, the rear door and the mount on my gobi rack, since those places cant be used for anything else really, i figured why not

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    Depends on where I'm going. Most of the time just one spare.

    Certain locations known for slicing open sidewalls though and I pack my 2nd spare. I'd rather not have to depend on my sewing ability to stitch up and plug a sidewall.

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    When I go to Baja, yes, I take a second spare. Otherwise, no, concur that is mostly a waste of space and excess weight.

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    I've never carried two or needed two. I do the plug kit thing as my second failsafe. The biggest problem for me is the weight. I'm constantly trying to assess the risk/benefit with respect to weight. Everything that I carry increases my chances of something failing from the strain. In the end, I think weiight is the greatest enemy. Far greater than the prospect of being unprepared by not carrying everything imaginable. There was once that I blew a tire on the way to a remote area, and had to spend the next several days with nothing but a plug kit. That was a bit uncomfortable, but you adapt. Everybody has to make their own judgements though.
    Last edited by downhill; 02-01-2012 at 01:29 AM.

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