Picked up my full size spare and floor mats today that were ordered last week when we bought our Latitude.
My experience is more on the Cherokee side of our car port...Exactly. A smaller spare is known as a space saver. I won't say common, but I have seen several vehicles in the UK using them.
When I ordered my Latitude one of the options that I added was the full size spare. It is not the same tire but it is the same diameter but much thinner. My stock tires are 215/65r16 and the spare is 140/90r16, anything bigger and it wouldn't fit in the truck compartment.
A true full-sized spare, should be the same tire that's on all of your other wheels, on a steel (or matched) wheel.Thanks, folks. It's just odd to me to have something called "full-size" that's not actually "full-size." If it was actually full-size, it wouldn't be thinner. I'd like to get a spare at some point soon and wanna be sure I understand what I'm ordering.
Again, thanks for the input!
A true full-sized spare, should be the same tire that's on all of your other wheels, on a steel (or matched) wheel.
So riddle me this. How are the tire kits good for all models when some like the limited have larger wheels
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The tire is the same size on a steel rim but yes, it is thinner. It took a few minutes to actually figure out what I was getting. Chrysler/Jeep calls it their full size spare kit. You can get the exact tire and rim that comes on the Renegade but it is big bucks. I don't like the tire inflator considering there is a good chance of getting a non repairable flat offroad. This tire/rim combination is all I need to have a little piece of mind. The last flat I had was a sidewall puncture, the tire inflator won't be any good for that and without some kind of spare, even a doughnut, there's not much you can do. Also, being a thinner tire there is still room in the compartment to store stuff.
i was about to ask the same question on how tire kits are good for all models, but then i got what you pointed out. Tire kits cant really be actual replacements.I would probably say this ... because any wheel with the right bolt pattern that fits without spacers can be used as an emergency spare to get you to the nearest service station. The intent of that type of spare is for that type of limited distance and use, not as an actual replacement.
That is all they are, get you home or to the nearest tyre outlet, emergency use only. The skinny space saver spare wheel has a maximum speed of around 80kmh/50mph.I would probably say this ... because any wheel with the right bolt pattern that fits without spacers can be used as an emergency spare to get you to the nearest service station. The intent of that type of spare is for that type of limited distance and use, not as an actual replacement.