Can you use a regular spare tire when you have off road tires that are bigger?

I have a lifted F-150 and i have big all terrian tires on it but the spare is a stock tire if i got a flat would it work if i used the stock tire??

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5 Responses to Can you use a regular spare tire when you have off road tires that are bigger?

  1. holland2614@sbcglobal.net May 29, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    it would work as long as you don’t have positraction because if you used it with the posi it would tear the gears apart, one wheel would be trying to turn a lot faster than the other wheel.

  2. steve c May 29, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    shouldn’t drive far, will screw up your diff!

  3. Patrick H May 29, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    it would but you should only drive very very short distance, you can
    ruin your front or rear differential, especially if they are limited slip differentials. ive seen these kind of problems at my work..

  4. CARL G H May 29, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    you need to purchase a used match to your tires and carry it in the bed or? 1st off the truck may not even set down on the tire! second the ratio will put a strain on the bearings etc you can usually drive on a tire with less than an inch difference but 3 or 4 no way.

  5. frankiesoxx May 29, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    The stock spare tire/wheel would be OK for a very short distance, but it could could cause steering and tranny problems. It is more important that the spare tire/wheel be of the SAME HEIGHT as the tires that are on the vehicle, than any other dimension. You may be able to buy a tire that can be mounted on the stock spare wheel that is of the same (or similar) overall height as the tires that you currently have on the truck.