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Old 08-21-2013, 11:59 AM
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Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 CCSB 4x4
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This might sound like a bit of a stupid question, but do you have a full size spare? (another 35" tire) or do you just keep the old spare still under the bed?
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I personally wouldn't want to ride home with a 33" plain spare with a 35" mud tire.

I dont think a 35" tire would fit. I want to get one of those tailgates that hold a spare big tire. or something like that.

Brandonjansen had a first hand experience where a spare would have been nice.
Nope, I don't have a full 35" spare. But like gonefishin said, I had a situation a couple weeks ago where it would have been nice... I had a chunk of steel go into my tire driving down the highway. Luckily my dad was home so he could come out right away with a jack and some tools so we could pull it off and get it patched. But other than that I would have been stuck there for a while.

Again, as gonefishin said I don't think a full 35" spare would fit in the stock location underneath the box. I still have my stock spare there simply because it shields water and junk from getting to my air compressor that I mounted above it.

Ideally it would be good to have a spare 35. Especially if you do a significant amount of offroading. I figure it's not very likely that I'll have a problem again (knock on wood) so it's not worth the money or extra space in the box for me to have one.

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Also a 315/70/17 would be a 34.4" tire, that'd be a little bigger. Trying to find one that will fit and not need new rims.
That would definitely be a good size for you to run. You'll still need at least 1/4" spacers to clear them on your stock wheels though.

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This is kind of a random question, but what kind of gas mileage does everyone get? I had a Dakota before and was lucky to pull 12mpg (it had glass packs and sounded awesome...also stick shift) and I'm sitting about the same around town with the Hemi Ram right now.

Normally I wouldn't notice/care too much, but with that stupid display thing (yeah I know I can change it) I see it more and more lol. Guess I should change it back to speedometer so I don't notice.
With my lift and 35's I'm getting about 15-15.5 MPG average. Typically around 12-13 MPG in the city and 16-17 MPG on the highway. Driving style and terrain plays in to it a lot though. I live in an area where there's constantly hills so that drops mine slightly. Plus it can easily fluctuate 1 MPG or more just by how I decided to drive the truck for that tank.
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