I have about 52,000 on my 2004 Dodge diesel pickup, and am planning a trip to Alaska next Spring. I plan?

to buy new tires before I leave. My question is —- if I can find new tires that match the tread, should I put the spare on the ground and only buy three tires, or should I just let the spare stay where it is and buy four tires. Cost is not the most importand factor. Safe driving to and from Alaska is most important. What do you think?

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3 Responses to I have about 52,000 on my 2004 Dodge diesel pickup, and am planning a trip to Alaska next Spring. I plan?

  1. Brandon P May 19, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Wherever you go to get the tires, have someone there pull down your spare and check the tire and valve stem for leaks and inspect the overall quality of your spare. This way you can determine if your spare is good enough to be put back up or put on the truck or if it has to be replaced.

  2. chevdud97 May 19, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    leave the spare where it is. Just make sure you get the same tire size.

  3. caveman May 19, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Diesel/ mileage will be good.. tires try Dealer for best ones or Discount tire for perelli Scorpions all around keep old tire for when you get back to use..I’d go through Nevada to avoid California then through Portland up to Canada then Alaska… nice drive…