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Spare Tire Inspection

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by j2x, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Dec 14, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    j2x

    j2x [OP] New Member

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    Checked your spare lately?

    Over the weekend, and since the vehicle was recently purchased used, I dropped the spared for an inspection. The tire looked as though it had never been out of the cradle. It had 18psi. Aired it up and lubricated the pulley.

    Toyota does make it easy to drop and cradle the spare.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2015 at 4:16 AM
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    TruckLife900

    TruckLife900 All Eyez On Me

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    Good tip!

    I checked my spare recently to ensure proper tire inflation.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2015 at 6:44 AM
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    csuviper

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    Checked mine a while ago. Kinda scared to use it as it has imprints/ wear marks in it from the brackets it's tucked up to. Looks like this (not mine).
    image.jpg
     
  4. Dec 17, 2015 at 4:23 PM
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    j2x

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    Mine looked the same way.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Ditto. My spare has some slight imprints, actually very slight. It's 8+ years old and still viable (as a spare).
     
  6. Dec 18, 2015 at 10:07 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Not trying to hijack the thread but I have a question that does pertain to the spare. Anybody have a good idea about how to protect the little rectangular opening (below the tailgate) that you use to let the spare down from scratching if you drop the spare? I've considered getting a rectangular opened grommet to fit the opening but can't seen to find one. I'm sure my OCD is just acting up again.....
     
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