spare tire question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: boise
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
spare tire question

I have not had a spare since I bought my truck. finally went to the used parts place and picked one up. noticed it does not have the beveled (?) holes for the lug nuts to fit into? it looks like some type of lock washer or big nut was used instead. it does not look like a dually wheel, so I don't think that is the issue. I will try to post a pic later today. do I need to return it (if i even can) and keep looking for the right one? also if I have 285/85r16 tires, would it hurt for the spare to be 235/85r16? how close in size do they need to be?


http://www.takeandmakepatterns.com/m...ges/spare1.jpg
http://www.takeandmakepatterns.com/m...ges/spare1.jpg
thanks

2003 7.3 crewcab shortbed

Last edited by mprobst; 01-25-2011 at 10:33 AM. Reason: fix link to images
mprobst is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 09:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dereku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lockport IL
Posts: 4,295
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dereku
I hope you are not running 185s those are super skinny and wayyyy to short. It would make your speedo way off.

2002 f250 BFT Edition
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dereku is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: boise
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
285's, not 185. I edited my original post, thanks for catching that.

2003 7.3 crewcab shortbed
mprobst is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 01:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dieselcrawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
Posts: 3,273
Thanks: 0
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The factory rims don't use the tapered lug nuts... there is an attached washer. The rims are 'hub'-centric... not 'lug'-centric, so the wheel is centered on the hub, by the hub, not the lug nuts with a cone shape.

As to the tires size difference, it would work, but dont' recomend it, due to odd handling issues. If you HAVE to run and odd size spare, do so with caution, and for as short a time as possible.

Greg

'99 E350 DRW Stahl 11' util box van, 7.3 PSD, stock. 138k SOLD

'00 F350 extcab, 9' utility bed, dually 228k


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
E'99 F250 extcab, S/Bed 211k. Sidelined due to motor issues.

'00 Excursion Limited, 7.3PSD 294k

'84 Chevy K-30, 6.2L TD, woods/trail beater. 141k

Semper Paratus
dieselcrawler is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 02:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 215
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Also if you used the odd size tire as a spare I would recommend that you use it on the front with your hubs unlocked especially if you have a limitedslip differential. If you get a flat on the rear just put the spare on the front and move the front to the back. Then take it easy because it will probably gable alittle squirrely, but should get you to a tire shop.

late 99' F350, Crew cab, SRW, 4guage pillar pod, combo driving/fog lights, 55w backup lights, drivers side battery isolation mod,6637 intake
coot1 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 05:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Zaairman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wright City, MO
Posts: 3,030
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by coot1 View Post
Also if you used the odd size tire as a spare I would recommend that you use it on the front with your hubs unlocked especially if you have a limitedslip differential. If you get a flat on the rear just put the spare on the front and move the front to the back. Then take it easy because it will probably gable alittle squirrely, but should get you to a tire shop.
Do this ^^^. And as mentioned before, the stock lug nuts have a washer looking thing on the end, they're not acorn style. The shop gave you the correct spare tire.

Zach
2000/2006ish Ford F-250 Larryette 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4
5" Sewer Pipe Exhaust
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, DIY 6637 Intake, Wicked Wheel'd, De-foiled, Missing EBPV, Edge Juice with Attitude, Few leaves added here and there, 35" BFGs, 16x10 Eagle Alloys, Alpine W200


SLAPS Member #153
Zaairman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome