Spare Tyres

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 09:36
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We are just about to set off on a central australia holiday.
Having problems getting a second alloy spare for my current pajero which runs on 7JJ rims (26570R16 tyre). Have a spare steel rim from an earlier model pajero but it is only a 6.0JJ (235 80R 16 tyre). Are there any problems putting a current tyre size on the 6.0JJ rim for use in an emergency.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 09:39

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 09:39
Have you considered just taking the tyre casing (and tube) and not worrying about a second rim? It might mean a bit of extra work if you are unlucky to score two flats, but you will save on wieght, and it is possible to pack things around and inside the tyre that you can't do with a rim.

I've done a few similar trips, and whilst I'be had a few flat tyres, I have never damaged a rim.

Just a little lateral thought.

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Follow Up By: lobinbundy - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 10:00

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 10:00
I am in the same situation. I have put a set of alloys and 265 70's on the GLX and will be carrying an original steel rim and 235 80 as a second spare. I view it as emergency use only and would be a limp home situation only 60km per hr. I may be unlucky however when ever I have needed to do repairs it has always been in the most bloody awful terrain or on the hottest day of the decade and the last thing I would like to be doing is put a tyre on a rim . As well I believe it would be difficult to seat the bead of the 235 on the 7JJ rim.
Just my thoughts.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 09:49

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 09:49
Depending on the tire brand.. Some require specific rim widths.

Check with the manufacturer.

Taking the tire alone is a good option, saves weight too...
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Reply By: pshowell - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 10:17

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 10:17
Hi there richie

If i was you I would take a couple of spare tyres as you can often you can get caught out and have to pay a mint for a spare in the middle of nowhere. On a trip we did a couple of years ago we had to pay $360 for a tyre at Innaminka, so if you have the room it is definetly worth taking.

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