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Does anyone know if this size tire will fit in the spare tire area with the trailer hitch?

Think of going to this size tire.

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I believe it it too tall of a tire, but I do not know for sure.

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On my stock tire with the hitch, the tire is rubbing up against the screws on the hitch. The tire size that you're asking about is 1" taller than stock which means you gain 1/2" of tire all around. I would think that it would be too big. If you have those size tires already on your XK, just take one off and see if it'll fit up in there.

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the stock tires are 245 65s. it's only 5% of 245 mm (1/4 inch) more on each side. get under there and measure it.

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the stock tires are 245 65s. it's only 5% of 245 mm (1/4 inch) more on each side. get under there and measure it.
Not according to these web sites. It shows as being one inch taller which give 1/2 more on the sides.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecalculator.asp

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If 245/70/17 is not going to fit in the spare tire location, so where you guys with bigger tires put the spare tire then?

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If 245/70/17 is not going to fit in the spare tire location, so where you guys with bigger tires put the spare tire then?
I still have the stock spare tire. Others have the stock spare tire also while others put it on a roof rack.

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I still have the stock spare tire. Others have the stock spare tire also while others put it on a roof rack.
I think its not ok to drive the vehicle with different tire sizes, the commander might detects it as slippage maybe and activates the ESP and traction control !

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i put my

255/75/17 in the stock location. i don't have a hitch. it barely fit. and it won't fit when install my hitch.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=5062
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If 245/70/17 is not going to fit in the spare tire location, so where you guys with bigger tires put the spare tire then?
I purchased the roof rack tire mount but will put it on the rear bumper when one becomes available (I like what phunkeydude did and hope GetLost4X4 will be similar).





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