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Old 02-27-2004, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know the Z71's do not have a full-size spare on them. The question I have is...will a full-size spare fit under the truck? I would hate to get a flat and put a donut on it. Bad idea with 4WD, its hard on your transfer case.
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I swear mine has a full sized spare.
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Old 02-27-2004, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I agree with S2K I swear I heard or read somewhere that Z-71's come with a full size spare.Especially if it is 4X4 on it.
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Mine has a full size on the alloy rim. Crew Cab Z85, maybe it's different on the Z71's. Even if it is the full size spare would fit fine. I added the 2" hitch after the fact and the spare fits just fine in there.
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I had a full-sized spare on my '89 and '94 S-10 4x4s. I can't fathom a reason why they would go from a full-sized spare to non.
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mine has a 235x75/15 on steel wheel I have a z71 4x4
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If you look in the drivers side door jamb it will show your tire size Plus the spare size. Mine on the Z-71 is 235x75/15 too S2k.
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The Z71's have the 235 Standard as a spare, not the same as the rest, but much better than a donut.

The others you have to specify a full size spare and it is extra.
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Old 02-28-2004, 02:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Better read the manual on changing a flat tire. Running a smaller tire on a 4x4 is not a good idea to put it mildly. Your Z71 spare is a 28" tire, where the fullsize tire is 30.6"

This was another point that I was pissed about on the Colorado/Canyon 4x4's. And it is not like GM has not offered a 30.6" tire for a spare. My ZR2 comes with a fullsize 30.6" spare....

Let me know what the manual recommends.
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You should run the spare on a front tire if possible because the front tires free wheel when not in 4wd. Also I'm not sure how the locker would act with 2 different size tires.
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