View Full Version : Will a 215/85R16 tire fit in spare holder?

Boz Staggs
03-14-2015, 06:31 PM
I'm going to a larger, skinnier tire (215/85R16) for the summer, and am also considering getting a spare in the same size for obvious reasons. I'm wondering if the bigger size will fit in the spare holder. Anyone know? Of course, the best thing to do is just try it...but posting is more fun when it's raining outside. Thanks in advance.

BTW I used this size tire this winter and am happy with it. It adds some clearance and looks cooler. I got the idea from Mike Hiscox's famous expedition build and thread.

Straw Dog
03-15-2015, 12:16 AM
I have the LT245/75/16 M/S2 and they are 30.5 in. in diameter. The same tire in your size is 30.4 in. in diameter. The LT245/75/16 is a very very tight fit. I could only get one on the bolts in so I used a large carabiner, (a real climbing carabiner not hardware store type) on one side and then got the bolt in to pull it up level. It hangs down about 1/2 more than stock. it is not noticeable.

Boz Staggs
03-30-2015, 06:52 PM
The new spare fit without an issue.